Jeeralang Power Station

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Four turbines of Jeeralang A to left, three turbines of Jeeralang B to right.

Jeeralang Power Station is a gas turbine power station near Morwell, Victoria, Australia. It was constructed in two stages and has a capacity of 449 megawatts. The station is a peaking facility which is utilised only during periods of peak demand, it is also used as a black start facility to restore power to the grid in the event of major system failure. As a result the actual capacity factor of the station is less than 5%.[1] It is currently operated by Ecogen Energy.

The first stage (Jeeralang A) was built by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria as a reaction to the scaling back of Newport D power station from 1000 MW to 500 MW.[2] Jeeralang A was constructed between 1977–79 and has four Siemens Industries V93.1 gas turbines totalling 466 MW, while Jeeralang B constructed between 1978-80 had three Alstom Atlantique MS-9001 gas turbines.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ecogen Energy Pty Ltd: Review of Rating Arrangements under the Electricity Industry Act". Via web.archive.org. 4 December 2004. Archived from the original on 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. ^ Aynsley John Kellow (1996). "Victoria: Uncertain Reform". Transforming power: the politics of electricity planning. Cambridge University Press. p. 132. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  3. ^ Signboard at the entry of the power station

Coordinates: 38°16′28″S 146°25′32″E / 38.274339°S 146.425567°E / -38.274339; 146.425567