Australian power operator Delta Electricity requires high volumes of fresh water to run its Vales Point power plant. For this it uses a wastewater treatment unit. Fresh water is essential to electricity production, being used to supply pure steam and to cool condensate.
Since 2008, the plant has used water treated by the Mannering Park wastewater plant located nearby in the demineralisation facility.
To generate greater water savings and lower the environmental impact of the power plant, Delta Electricity signed a 2-year contract with SUEZ in 2014 which has been renewed twice with the last extension being for two more years in 2017.
The aim of the work was to extend and support the continued positive sustainable impact of the wastewater recycling plant, which has reduced the volume of fresh water used by the power plant by 230 million litres a year since its introduction in 2009.