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Ground-breaking Northam Solar Farm project

Carnegie CEO Michael Ottaviano; Cedric Jacobs, Elder, Perth Noongar Foundation; and Hon. Ben Wyatt, Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Energy, Aboriginal Affairs at the Ground Breaking CeremonyCarnegie CEO Michael Ottaviano; Cedric Jacobs, Elder, Perth Noongar Foundation; and Hon. Ben Wyatt, Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Energy, Aboriginal Affairs at the Ground Breaking Ceremony

Work gets underway on the Northam Solar Farm project which is expected to be operational by October 2018   

"Projects such as the Northam Solar Farm illustrate the great potential we have in Western Australia to take advantage of the technological advances in the energy sector.  We can create regional opportunities built around cleaner, cheaper renewable power."

-Energy Minister Ben Wyatt

The Northam Solar Farm project will be developed by Carnegie Clean Energy in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia and Bookitja Ptd Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Perth Noongar Foundation.

This partnership will provide important contracting opportunities to a number of Aboriginal businesses, as well as the opportunity for ongoing Noongar employment during both the construction and operation phases of this project.

The 10-megawatt project is expected to generate enough power for 3,000 households over the next 25 years.

"Projects such as the Northam Solar Farm illustrate the great potential we have in Western Australia to take advantage of the technological advances in the energy sector.  We can create regional opportunities built around cleaner, cheaper renewable power," said Energy Minister Ben Wyatt.

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