Horizon Power has built a new power station and transmission infrastructure to serve the growing needs of the Carnarvon community.
The Mungullah Power Station project is a significant investment by the Government of Western Australia into power infrastructure in the Gascoyne region.
The $77 million 18 megawatt power station, which uses both diesel fuelled and gas fuelled generators, is located at Brown Range, about six and a half kilometres from the town centre and residential areas. The station became fully operational and began supplying power to residents in July 2014.
It has been designed to ensure extra generation capacity can be installed, dependent on the town’s growth, and subject to ongoing studies, may be capable of incorporating additional renewable energy sources in the future.
Horizon Power worked with the traditional owners and custodians of the area, the Gnulli People, and the State Government to acquire the land for the new station. The Gnulli People gave the name for the power station as part of an agreement with Horizon Power. Mungullah is the Yinggarda name for the hill on which the power station is located.