List of power stations in Victoria (Australia)

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The following page lists all active and former power stations in Victoria, Australia. Power stations smaller than 1 MW in nameplate capacity are not listed.

Loy Yang is the largest Power Station by capacity in Victoria.

Currently active[edit]

Coal fired[edit]

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

Power station Maximum capacity Turbines Coal type Conveyance Mine type Cooling water Ref
Anglesea 150 megawatts (200,000 hp) 1 lignite road open cut fresh cooling tower
Hazelwood 1,600 megawatts (2,100,000 hp) 8 lignite conveyors open cut fresh pondage
Loy Yang A 2,200 megawatts (3,000,000 hp) 4 lignite conveyors open cut fresh cooling tower
Loy Yang B 1,050 megawatts (1,410,000 hp) 2 lignite conveyors open cut fresh cooling tower
Energy Brix 165 megawatts (221,000 hp) 5 lignite road open cut fresh cooling tower
Yallourn 1,480 megawatts (1,980,000 hp) 4 lignite conveyors open cut fresh cooling tower

Gas turbine[edit]

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

Power station Maximum capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle Ref
Bairnsdale 92 megawatts (123,000 hp) 2 natural gas no
Jeeralang 432 megawatts (579,000 hp) 7 natural gas no
Laverton North 320 megawatts (430,000 hp) 2 natural gas no
Longford 31.8 megawatts (42,600 hp) 6 natural gas no
Mortlake 550 megawatts (740,000 hp)  ? natural gas no
Somerton 160 megawatts (210,000 hp) 4 natural gas no
Valley Power 300 megawatts (400,000 hp) 12 natural gas no

Gas (thermal)[edit]

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

Power station Maximum capacity Turbines Fuel type
Newport 500 MW (670,000 hp) 1 natural gas

Gas (reciprocating)[edit]

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

Power station Maximum capacity Engines Fuel type Ref
Boral Western Landfill, Ravenhall 4.6 megawatts (6,200 hp) 4 landfill gas
Broadmeadows 6.2 megawatts (8,300 hp) 6 landfill gas
Brooklyn Landfill and Waste Recycling Facility 2.83 megawatts (3,800 hp) 3 landfill gas
Clayton 11 megawatts (15,000 hp) 11 landfill gas
Corio (EDL) 1 megawatt (1,300 hp) 1 landfill gas
Mornington Waste Disposal Facility 1 megawatt (1,300 hp) 1 landfill gas
Morwell (Tramway Road) (HRL) 5 megawatts (6,700 hp) 1 diesel
Narre Warren 7.2 megawatts (9,700 hp) 5 landfill gas
Springvale 4.2 megawatts (5,600 hp) 4 landfill gas
Sunshine Energy Park 8.7 megawatts (11,700 hp) 1 landfill gas
Werribee (AGL Energy) 7.8 megawatts (10,500 hp) 7 sewage gas
Wyndham Waste Disposal Facility 1 megawatt (1,300 hp) 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 Maximum capacity Turbines Pumped storage Ref
Banimboola 12.85 megawatts (17,230 hp) 3 no
Blue Rock Dam 3.6 megawatts (4,800 hp) 1 no
Bogong 140 megawatts (190,000 hp) 2 no
Cairn Curran 2 megawatts (2,700 hp) 1 no
Cardinia Reservoir 3.5 megawatts (4,700 hp)  ? no
Clover 24 megawatts (32,000 hp) 2 no
Dartmouth 150 megawatts (200,000 hp) 1 no
Eildon 120 megawatts (160,000 hp) 4 no[citation needed] [1]
Eildon Pondage 4.5 megawatts (6,000 hp) 1 no [1]
Eppalock 2.4 megawatts (3,200 hp)  ? no
Glenmaggie 3.8 megawatts (5,100 hp) 2 no
McKay Creek 150 megawatts (200,000 hp) 6 no
Olinda 1 megawatt (1,300 hp) 1 no [2]
Preston 1.86 megawatts (2,490 hp) 1 no [3]
Rubicon Scheme 13.5 megawatts (18,100 hp) 1 no
Silvan 2.06 megawatts (2,760 hp) 1 no [2]
Sugarloaf decommissioned
Thomson Dam 7.5 megawatts (10,100 hp) 1 no
Upper Yarra Reservoir 1.13 megawatts (1,520 hp) 1 no [2]
West Kiewa 62 megawatts (83,000 hp) 2 no
William Hovell 1.5 megawatts (2,000 hp) 1 no
Yarrawonga Weir 9.45 megawatts (12,670 hp) 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 Maximum capacity Turbines Fuel type Conveyance Ref
Paperlinx, Maryvale 54.5 megawatts (73,100 hp) 4 black liquor on-site

Decommissioned power stations[edit]

Station Type Commissioned Decommissioned Maximum capacity Ref
Ballarat A Coal 1905
Ballarat B Coal Early 1950s 20 megawatts (27,000 hp)
Geelong A Coal 1900 1961 10.5 megawatts (14,100 hp)
Geelong B Coal 1954 1970 30 megawatts (40,000 hp)
Newport A Coal 1918 1979 95.5 megawatts (128,100 hp)
Newport B Coal 1923 1970s 90 megawatts (120,000 hp)
Newport C Coal 1950 1981 120 megawatts (160,000 hp)
Richmond Coal 1891 1980 50 megawatts (67,000 hp)
Spencer Street Coal 1892 1982 109 megawatts (146,000 hp) (1969)
Yallourn A Coal 1924 1968 12.5 megawatts (16,800 hp)
Yallourn B Coal 1932 100 megawatts (130,000 hp)
Yallourn C Coal 1954 1988 100 megawatts (130,000 hp)
Yallourn D Coal 1957 1988 100 megawatts (130,000 hp)
Yallourn E Coal 1961 1989 240 megawatts (320,000 hp)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • R. Arklay and I. Sayer - 'Geelong's Electric Supply' - September 1970
  • Edwards, Cecil (1969). Brown Power. A jubilee history of the SECV. State Electricity Commission of Victoria. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lake Eildon". Goulburn–Murray Water. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c VRET SCHEME - Register of Accredited Power Stations, Essential Services Commission (Victoria), 2010-10-29, retrieved 2011-07-23 
  3. ^ Projects - Preston, Tyco Tamar, retrieved 2011-07-23 

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