Gas power plant “insanity”

TAKING A STANCE: Eliza, 10, Grace, 3, Lilli, 15 and Samuel Fulwood, 13, show their support for the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance at the city’s iconic Blue Lake. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE region’s anti-gas expansion fraternity has described a push to build a 40MW gas-fired turbine power station in Mount Gambier as “insane”, claiming it would drive up electricity costs.

Specialist power project consultant Terry Kallis yesterday called on the State Government to split up its proposed 250MW gas turbine power station.

He said around 100MW of this capacity should be regionally spread over the state with a 30MW plant in Port Lincoln, a 30MW plant

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