Torrens Island Power Station

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Torrens Island Power Station
Torrens Island Power station from the river - portrait.jpg
Torrens Island Power Station is located in South Australia
Torrens Island Power Station
Location of Torrens Island Power Station
Country Australia
Location Torrens Island, South Australia
Coordinates 34°48′24″S 138°31′24″E / 34.80667°S 138.52333°E / -34.80667; 138.52333Coordinates: 34°48′24″S 138°31′24″E / 34.80667°S 138.52333°E / -34.80667; 138.52333
Status Seasonal
Commission date 1967
Owner(s) AGL Energy
Power generation
Primary fuel Natural gas
Units operational 8 x C A Parsons
Nameplate capacity 1280MW

Torrens Island Power Station is located on Torrens Island, near Adelaide, South Australia and is operated by AGL Energy. It burns natural gas in 8 steam turbines to generate up to 1,280MW of electricity. The gas is supplied via the SEAGas pipeline from Victoria and from Moomba in the Cooper Basin.[1] The station is capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil. It is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest single user of natural gas in Australia.[2]

Construction began in 1963 following passing of a government act vesting the land and authorising construction.[3] A Station was completed in 1967, and construction on B Station was completed in 1976.

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  1. ^ "TRU Torrens Island". CLP Group. Archived from the original on 2006-10-21. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Torrens Island, SOUTH AUSTRALIA". GJC Engineers. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  3. ^ "ELECTRICITY TRUST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA (TORRENS ISLAND POWER STATION) ACT 1962". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
Torrens Island Power Station and transmission lines viewed from the NE - Dry Creek salt pans in the foreground
Torrens Island Power Station and transmission lines viewed from North Arm Creek