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Large, remote aboriginal community projects

Since its creation in 2006, Horizon Power has completed a number of projects involving the upgrade and improvement of electricity infrastructure and customer services in Aboriginal communities.

The projects involved collaboration with communities and also with public and private sector organisations. Horizon Power provides community residents with electricity safety and energy efficiency education and education on the use of pre-payment meters.

Large, remote Aboriginal communities with more than approximately 200 residents

Under the Aboriginal Remote Communities Power Supply Program (ARCPSP), Horizon Power upgraded electricity infrastructure and commenced offering direct retail services for customers in the following large, remote communities:

ARCPSP - Phase 1 Approximate number of residents Project completed
Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) 480 June 2007
Bidyadanga 576 July 2007
Beagle Bay 378 October 2007
Djarindjin/Lombadina 390 October 2007
Warmun 400 April 2007
ARCPSP - Phase 2 Approximate number of residents Horizon Power retail services commenced New Power Station
Kalumburu 528 October 2011 December 2013
Yungngora 324 October 2011 September 2013

The new power stations at Kalumburu and Yungngora were completed in December 2013 and September 2013 respectively, marking the completion of this project.

Lasting benefits for communities:

  • Improved power quality and reliability
  • Greater local capacity to support other essential services and economic development projects; and
  • In large, remote communities, Horizon Power has recruited Remote Community Utility Workers (RCUWs); these workers are members of the local community and can assist residents with power supply issues.