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 Max. Capacity Turbines Coal Type Conveyance Mine type Cooling Water
Anglesea 150 MW 1 lignite road open cut fresh cooling tower
Hazelwood 1,600 MW 8 lignite conveyors open cut fresh pondage
Loy Yang A 2,200 MW 4 lignite conveyors open cut fresh cooling tower
Loy Yang B 1,050 MW 2 lignite conveyors open cut fresh cooling tower
Energy Brix 165 MW 5 lignite road open cut fresh cooling tower
Yallourn 1,480 MW 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 Max. Capacity (MW) Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Bairnsdale 92 2 natural gas no
Jeeralang 432 7 natural gas no
Laverton North 320 2 natural gas no
Longford 31.8 6 natural gas no
Mortlake 550  ? natural gas no
Somerton 160 4 natural gas no
Valley Power 300 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 Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type
Newport 500 MW 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 Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Narre Warren 7.2 MW 5 landfill gas
Boral Western Landfill, Ravenhall 4.6 MW 4 landfill gas
Broadmeadows 6.2 MW 6 landfill gas
Brooklyn Landfill and Waste Recycling Facility 2.83 MW 3 landfill gas
Clayton 11 MW 11 landfill gas
Corio (EDL) 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Mornington Waste Disposal Facility 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Springvale 4.2 MW 4 landfill gas
Sunshine Energy Park 8.7 MW 1 landfill gas
Wyndham Waste Disposal Facility 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Morwell (Tramway Road)(HRL) 5 MW 1 diesel
Werribee (AGL) 7.8 MW 7 sewage 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
Banimboola 12.85 3 no
Blue Rock Dam 3.6 1 no
Bogong 140 2 no
Cairn Curran 2 1 no
Cardinia Reservoir 3.5  ? no
Clover 24 2 no
Dartmouth 150 1 no
Eildon 120 4 no
Eildon Pondage 4.5 1 no
Eppalock 2.4  ? no
Glenmaggie 3.8 2 no
McKay Creek 150 6 no
Olinda[1] 1.0 1 no
Preston[2] 1.86 1 no
Rubicon Scheme 13.5 1 no
Silvan[1] 2.06 1 no
Sugarloaf  ?  ? no
Thomson Dam 7.5 1 no
Upper Yarra Reservoir[1] 1.13 1 no
West Kiewa 62 2 no
William Hovell 1.5 1 no
Yarrawonga Weir 9.45 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
Paperlinx, Maryvale 54.5 MW 4 black liquor on-site

Former power stations[edit]

Station Type Opened Closed Max. Capacity
Ballarat A Coal 1905  
Ballarat B Coal Early 1950s   20 KW
Geelong A Coal 1900 1961 10.5 MW
Geelong B Coal 1954 1970 30 MW
Newport A Coal 1918 1979 95.5 MW
Newport B Coal 1923 1970s 90 MW
Newport C Coal 1950 1981 120 MW
Richmond Coal 1891 1980  
Spencer Street Coal 1892 1982 109 MW (1969)
Yallourn A Coal 1924 1968 12.5 MW
Yallourn B Coal 1932   100 MW
Yallourn C Coal 1954 1988 100 MW
Yallourn D Coal 1957 1988 100 MW
Yallourn E Coal 1961 1989 240 MW

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 c VRET SCHEME - Register of Accredited Power Stations, Essential Services Commission (Victoria), 2010-10-29, retrieved 2011-07-23 
  2. ^ Projects - Preston, Tyco Tamar, retrieved 2011-07-23 

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