Most of the project will export to Singapore with aiming to provide power for over one million Singaporeans and ultimately there are plans to provide power to Indonesians as well.
Eliza Danby, an infrastructure expert at Pinsent Masons, the law frim behind Out-law, said, “It is incredible to think that one fifth of Singapore’s electricity could be solar power captured from the Australian desert and supplied by a submarine cable, within a matter of years. The project will be significant not just for the Northern Territory, but for Australia and the region.”
In July the Northern Territory government awarded 'major project status' to AAPL by recognising its potential to "inject billions into the economy and create thousands of Australian jobs". Federal minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said the project would create 1,500 Australian jobs during construction, 350 ongoing jobs in Australia and indirectly support around 12,000 Australian jobs.