A stretch of land between Onslow and Carnarvon holds significant geothermal power potential and Perth company New World Energy has been named winner applicant for nine permits in that hot spot.
It will be steam power from this region that is likely to contribute significantly to the future energy needs of the region. The energy is essentially free of greenhouse gas emissions. Given the amount of activity expected in the Pilbara over the coming decades, the demand for energy in the region is expected to exceed 1500MW. Much of this demand will be generated by the massive LNG plants such as Woodside's Pluto project.