Alinta Energy has called for expressions of interest for over 50 MW worth of renewable projects.

Alinta already contributes around 3000 MW to the national energy market, and is best known for working with coal and gas.

Alinta Energy MD & CEO Jeff Dimery said the company is eager to secure additional generation to help the company deliver on its desire to provide more affordable energy to its fast-growing customer base.

“We’re taking on around 2000 customers a day at the moment, and we’re working to deliver 1000 megawatts of owned and contracted renewable generation by 2020, so we welcome any contact from renewable energy developers who are prepared to work with us to deliver more affordable energy to our customers,” he said.

“As a retailer that is determined to drive down the cost of energy for our customers and is looking to challenge our larger competitors, I can assure those with suitable projects that you will find a partner that is ready, willing and able in Alinta Energy,” he said.

The company says it is looking for opportunities where an offtake partner is required or where equity opportunities exist.

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