List of power stations in New South Wales

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Liddell Power Station

This is a list of active power stations in New South Wales, Australia. Candidates for this list must already be commissioned and capable of generating 1 MW or more of electricity.

Solar[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Operator Technology
Singleton 0.4 MW Ausgrid Photovoltaic

Coal fired[edit]

These fossil fuel power stations burn coal to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Coal Type Mine type Conveyance Cooling Water
Bayswater 2,640 MW 4 bituminous open cut conveyors, rail fresh
Eraring 2,880 MW 4 bituminous underground rail, truck salt
Liddell 2,000 MW 4 bituminous open cut conveyors, rail fresh
Mt Piper 1,400 MW* 2 bituminous underground road, conveyor fresh
Munmorah 0 MW (was 600MW) 2 bituminous underground conveyors salt
Redbank 150 MW 1 bituminous (tailings) open cut conveyors fresh
Vales Point 1,320 MW 2 bituminous underground conveyors salt
Wallerawang 1,000 MW 2 bituminous underground road, conveyor fresh
  • In 2007 Delta Electricity re-rated the 2 units at Mt Piper at 700MW capacity. Further upgrades to capacity will occur in 2008/9
  • In 2014 Wallerawang was shut down.

Gas turbine[edit]

Uranquinty Power Station

These gas turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Colongra 667 MW 4 natural gas no
Liddell, Hunter Valley 50 MW 2 fuel oil no
Tallawarra 435 MW 2 natural gas yes
Smithfield 176 MW 4 natural gas yes
Uranquinty 641 MW 4 natural gas no

Gas (reciprocating)[edit]

These power stations use gas combustion in reciprocating engines to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Appin Mine 55.6 MW 54 coalbed methane+natural gas
Belrose 4 MW 1 landfill gas
Earthpower Camellia 3.9 MW 3 biogas
Jacks Gully 2.3 MW 1 landfill gas
Lucas Heights I 5.4 MW 5 landfill gas
Lucas Heights II 17.3 MW 15 landfill gas
Sydney Water, Malabar 3 MW 3 sewage gas
Shoalhaven Landfill Gas Project 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Tahmoor [1] 7 MW 7 coalbed methane
Teralba 8 MW 8 coalbed methane
Tower Mine 41.2 MW 40 coalbed methane+natural gas
Wilga 11 MW 11 natural gas
Woodlawn 4 MW 4 landfill gas

Hydroelectric[edit]

These hydroelectric power stations use the flow of water to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Pumped storage
Bendeela (Shoalhaven) 80 MW 2 yes
Blowering 80 MW 1 no
Brown Mountain 4.95 MW 2 no
Burrendong 14.5 MW 1 no
Burrinjuck 27 MW 3 no
Copeton 24 MW 1 no
Glenbawn 5.8 MW 1 no
Guthega 60 MW 2 no
Hume 58 MW 2 no
Kangaroo Valley (Shoalhaven) 160 MW 2 yes
Keepit 7.2 MW 1 no
Kembla Grange 6.8 MW 2 no
Murray 1 950 MW 10 no
Murray 2 550 MW 4 no
Nymboida 5 MW 7 no
Oaky River 12 MW 5 no
Pindari 5.6 MW 2 no
The Drop, Mulwala Canal 2.5 MW 1 no
Tumut 1 330 MW 4 no
Tumut 2 287 MW 4 no
Tumut 3 1500 MW 6 yes
Warragamba 50 MW 1 no
Williams River Dam (private) 7 MW 1 no
Wyangala 22.5 MW 2 no

Wind farms[edit]

Biomass combustion[edit]

These power stations burn biomass (biofuel) to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel Type Conveyance
Broadwater Sugar Mill 10 MW 1 bagasse on-site
Broadwater Biomass Co-Gen 30 MW 1 bagasse/wood waste on-site & truck
Condong Sugar Mill 3 MW 1 bagasse on-site
Condong Biomass Co-Gen 30 MW 1 bagasse/wood waste on-site & truck
Harwood Sugar Mill 4.5 MW 3 bagasse on-site
Visy Paper, Tumut 21 MW 1 black liquor on-site

Cogeneration[edit]

These power stations capture waste heat to generate some or all of the electricity they produce via cogeneration.

Power station Max. Capacity
Caltex Refining, Kurnell 7 MW
Amcor, Bomaderry 6 MW
BlueScope Steel, Port Kembla 62 MW
Macquarie University 1.5 MW
Shell Refining, Clyde 11.6 MW
Stadium Australia 1 MW
University of Western Sydney 1 MW
Visy Paper, Smithfield 6 MW

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