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Renewable Energy Facility

The Shoal Bay Renewable Energy Facility was opened in 2005. The facility is owned and operated by Landfill Management Services (LMS) in cooperation with City of Darwin.

Landfill gas is a form of renewable biogenic energy that is derived from the decomposition of the organic component of waste deposited landfill, which is mainly a mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. Without appropriate management, gases from landfill can escape into the atmosphere and cause problems for the environment.

At Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility, a Renewable Energy Facility was established to manage the gases in a sustainable manner. 

The facility is owned and operated by Landfill Management Service (LMS) in co-operation with City of Darwin. The facility was commissioned in 2005 and consists of a 1.1MW engine.

Did you know?

The renewable energy facility currently powers over 1000 homes!*

How it Works

The landfill gas is harvested from landfill to produce renewable electricity to approximately 1000 Darwin homes every year. The below table outlines the electricity generated by the facility in the past financial year. This table will be updated each quarter. 


Net generation (MWh)

July 2016


August 2016


September 2016


October 2016


November 2016


December 2016


January 2017


February 2017


March 2017


April 2017


May 2017


June 2017


*  The facility was closed for maintenance. 

In 2006, City of Darwin won the Award for Local Green House Action category at the National Awards for Local Government.

*Homes powered is based on average Darwin electricity use per home.

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