Shoal Bay Renewable Energy Facility

The Darwin Renewable Energy facility is located at the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility and is operated by Landfill Management Services (LMS). The facility produces electricity from methane gas harvested from the landfill and is the first of its kind in the Northern Territory. At the 2006 National Awards for Local Government, City of Darwin was awarded winner in the Local Green House Action category for the Shoal Bay Landfill Renewable Energy Facility project.  

The power plant generates enough electricity to power 1,200 homes, equivalent in green house gas emission savings of approximately 9,000 cars or planting 3,900 trees.

The facility was officially opened on the 22 September 2005 and since its opening has been responsible for preventing approximately 46000 tonnes CO2 e per annum from entering the atmosphere.

The Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility services the Darwin area providing safe and environmentally friendly disposal of domestic and commercial waste. The mitigation of green house emissions is an important step in ensuring the disposal of Darwin's waste has the lowest possible impact on the environment.

For more information phone 08 8930 0300 or email darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au