Back up power generation
This project is being considered for all main pump stations to ensure the deliverability of water during potential power outages during peak demand (summer).
A diesel-powered generator was successfully commissioned in January 2018 at the Curlwaa Pump Station.
Diesel-powered generators were successfully commissioned in September 2019 at the Coomealla Pump Station.
A generator requiring noise pollution mitigation is being considered for the Buronga Pump Station.
Alternate power generation
A solar prefeasibility study was conducted in 2016 which concluded that solar panels were feasible for the Curlwwa pump station only.
Western Murray Irrigation is currently investigating the installation of rooftop-mounted solar panels for that station.