List of power stations in Queensland

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Gladstone Power Station, Queensland's largest power station

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

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 (MW) Turbines Coal Type Conveyance Mine type Cooling Water Refs
Callide A & B 730 6 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh [1]
Callide C 900 2 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh [1]
Collinsville 190 5 bituminous road open cut fresh [2] [3]
Gladstone 1,680 6 bituminous rail open cut seawater [1]
Kogan Creek 750 1 bituminous conveyor open cut dry cooled [1]
Millmerran 852 2 bituminous conveyor open cut dry cooled [1]
Stanwell 1,445 4 bituminous rail open cut fresh [1]
Tarong 1,400 4 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh [4] [1]
Tarong North 443 1 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh [1]

Gas turbine[edit]

These gas turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce. Combined cycle plants include an Open Cycle Gas Turbine, plus a Heat Recovery Steam Generator that uses waste heat from the gas turbine to make steam to drive a Steam Turbine.

Power station Max. Capacity (MW) Turbines Fuel type Cycle Refs
Barcaldine 55 2 natural gas Combined
Braemar 502 3 coal seam gas Open
Bulwer Island, BP Refining 32 3 coalbed methane Combined
Condamine 144 3 coal seam gas Combined
Darling Downs 630 4 coal seam gas Combined
Diamantina 302 2 coal seam gas Combined
Mackay Gas Turbine 34 1 oil Open
Mica Creek 318 12 natural gas Combined
Mount Stuart 414 3 kerosene Open
Oakey 282 2 oil Open
Phosphate Hill 42 9 natural gas Combined
Roma 80 2 natural gas Open
Swanbank E 385 1 natural gas/coalbed methane Combined [5]
Tarong Gas Turbine 15 1 Diesel Open
Yabulu, Townsville 230 2 coalbed methane Combined

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 (MW) Engines Fuel type
Browns Plains 2.18 2 landfill gas
Cannington, BHP Minerals[6] 40.06 22 natural gas / diesel
Condamine 3 1 coal seam gas
Coominya, AFC Abattoirs 1.73 3 natural gas
Daandine 33 11 coal seam gas
Luggage Point, Myrtletown 3 2 sewage gas
Moranbah[7] 45 15 coalbed methane
Mt Isa XPS41 47.5 19 natural gas
Rochedale 3.3 3 landfill gas
Roghan Road 1.95 1 landfill gas
Stapylton 1 1 landfill gas
Suntown, Arundel 1 1 landfill gas
Swanbank B 7 1 landfill gas
Whitwood Road 1.1 1 landfill gas
Molendinar 0.7 1 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 (MW) Turbines Pumped storage
Barron Gorge 66 2 no
Kareeya 88 4 no
Kareeya 5 7 1 no
Somerset Dam 3.2 1 no
Tinaroo Falls Dam 1.6 1 no
Wivenhoe 500 2 yes
Wivenhoe Small Hydro 4.7 1 no


Wind farms[edit]

These Wind Farms use the power of wind to turn wind turbines to generate all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines
Thursday Island 0.45 MW 2
Windy Hill Wind Farm 12 MW 20


Biomass combustion[edit]

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

Power station Max. Capacity(MW) Turbines Fuel Type Conveyance
Babinda Sugar Mill, Decommissioned 0 1 bagasse on-site
Bingera Sugar Mill, Bundaberg Sugar 5 2 bagasse on-site
Farleigh Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 13 4 bagasse on-site
Inkerman Mill, Wilmar International 10 2 bagasse on-site
Invicta Mill, Wilmar International 38.8 1 bagasse on-site
Isis Central Sugar Mill 11.5 4 bagasse on-site
Kalamia Mill, Wilmar International 9 1 bagasse on-site
Macknade Mill, Wilmar International 8 2 bagasse on-site
Marian Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 18 3 bagasse on-site
Maryborough Sugar Factory, MSF Sugar Ltd. 4.75 3 bagasse on-site
Millaquin Sugar Mill, Bundaberg Sugar 5 3 bagasse on-site
Mossman Sugar Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 11.85 5 bagasse on-site
Mourilyan Sugar Mill, Decommissioned 0 5 bagasse on-site
Mulgrave Sugar Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 10.5 4 bagasse on-site
Pioneer Mill, Wilmar International 68 2 bagasse on-site
Pleystowe Mill, Decommissioned 0 2 bagasse on-site
Proserpine Sugar Mill, Wilmar International 20 4 bagasse on-site
Racecourse Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 13.8 2 bagasse on-site
Rocky Point 30 1 bagasse, wood waste on-site, road
Stapylton 5 1 wood waste road
South Johnstone Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 19.3 3 bagasse on-site
Suncoast Gold Macadamias 1.5 1 crop waste on-site
Tableland Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 7 1 bagasse on-site
Tully Sugar Mill 21.4 5 bagasse on-site
Victoria Mill, Wilmar International 11.8 3 bagasse on-site
Visy Paper, Brisbane 2 1 black liquor on-site

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Coal-Fired Plants in Australia - QLD & SA". Gallery. Power Plants Around The World. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Collinsville Coal Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "TRANSFIELD SERVICES TAKES FULL OWNERSHIP OF COLLINSVILLE POWER STATION". News. Transfield Services. 22 August 2002. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tarong Coal Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Swanbank E CCGT Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.energydevelopments.com.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=82
  7. ^ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/moranbah-north-power/

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