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Wlliamsdale 500MW Power Station

By Pandy - 25 June 2008 17

John Mackay must be reading Riot-Act. Several times I have said that the power station should be built at Williamsdale on Riot-Act. In fact I even think I said 500MW. Today on WIN news my plans were announced.

Hey John where is my consultants fee mate?

And Tom-Tom:

nyah, nyah, nyah

[ED – the CT has more substance to the story.

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Wlliamsdale 500MW Power Station
Pandy 11:36 pm 25 Jun 08

Miz, that Alice Springs unit stack (how big?) is 300m away from homes. In Tuggers, the stacks are what 900m away? And shielded by those big data buildings.

ant 11:13 pm 25 Jun 08

areaman said :

Why not build the data centre there too ?

Why, it’s in the middle of nowhere and would be a pain to commute to.

Ha. That didn’t stop them building the Defence HQ JOC in a much more remote spot. It opens for business in a few months, it’ll be 24 hours a day, on shifts of around 500 people or more, and NO public transport. And it’s lit up like a Christmas tree. Not noisy though, except the beepy machines going around at all hours doing whatever it is they do (pushing mud).

miz 10:22 pm 25 Jun 08

Pandy – Well done for the Williamsdale suggestion! PS the ‘scaled down’ Tuggers project is not canned (yet). (All they have to do is move it out of a green buffer zone into a real industrial area and everyone would be happy . . . )

miz 10:19 pm 25 Jun 08

Three gas turbines @15MW each (what the ‘scaled down’ data centre proposes) make more noise and pollution than you might expect – see link for ONE turbine here –

http://www.powerwater.com.au/powerwater/news/media_releases/2007/1001_noise_report_ron_goodin_power_station.htm

It caused so much distress it was moved far away.

It would be awful to have something this noisy and fumey over the back fence . . .

Pandy 5:52 pm 25 Jun 08

Clown Killer: Proof? And the EGP is already there.

Tom tom: This is what the project should have been in the 1st place. Mackay pulled this from the hat when his pet project for Tuggereanong got canned.

S4anta 2:20 pm 25 Jun 08

That would be comedy. A GTA style get away with the helicopter dropping out of sky as if controlled by a red frog fuelled four year old.

Nearly as funny as Rugby League players running for parliament.

peterh 2:02 pm 25 Jun 08

So, why isn’t it being built next to the Gaol?

seems a prime site if ever they had one, no-one would complain about exhausts over the inmates….

and here’s another question:

re the Gaol location, will southcare be moving its base? seems a bit crazy to have a helicopter based next to a gaol…..

S4anta 1:52 pm 25 Jun 08

Its a datacentre. the only people who will work there, are those weird IT guys who dont do normal humans. Take them out of general population like kiddie fiddlers and corrupt police in the prison system.

Whatsup 1:19 pm 25 Jun 08

Whatsup said :

It’s not like the back up generators at the datacenter are going to be a massive pollution source.

That first bit was supposed to be a quote.

Whatsup 1:17 pm 25 Jun 08

It’s not like the back up generators at the datacenter are going to be a massive pollution source.

The back up generators are actually 3 x Gas fired turbines and there is more information still to come on the plume output. They might be OK but there is talk of more studies being done to confirm this one way or the other.

The Williamsdale proposal sounds reasonable at face value. Bring on the detail !

roccon 11:32 am 25 Jun 08

It is not in the middle of nowhere, it is 12 minutes from Hume. Harrison and Dunlop are in the middle of nowhere relatively speaking.

areaman 11:13 am 25 Jun 08

Why not build the data centre there too ?

Why, it’s in the middle of nowhere and would be a pain to commute to. It’s not like the back up generators at the datacenter are going to be a massive pollution source.

tom-tom 11:09 am 25 Jun 08

this is a completely different project champ

roccon 11:07 am 25 Jun 08

Common sense says Williamsdale is the place for it. Gas Pipeline, Trangrid infrastruture and low population density. Transgrid has to spend a heap of money there anyway to build a redundant power ring around the ACT, so it all makes sense. Why not build the data centre there too ?

Trench in fibre back to Canberra via the Monaro Highway and also back along the gas line for diversity and jobs done…..

Clown Killer 11:00 am 25 Jun 08

Hate to burst your bubble Pandy but this has been on the cards for some time, possibly even longer than the Hume site … and at least as far back as the completion of the Eastern Gas Pipeline project – which it would seem is still going ahead as well.

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