Collinsville Power Station
|Collinsville Power Station|
|Thermal power station|
|Feeding mines||Open cut|
|Nameplate capacity||190 MW|
The coal for Collinsville comes from local open-cut mines.
Collinsville was commissioned in 1968 with four 30 MW steam turbines. A 60 MW machine was later commissioned in 1976.These were refurbished in 1999, and upgraded to 66 MW and 31 MW respectively.
Carbon Monitoring for Action estimates this power station emitted 1.34 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year as a result of burning coal. The Australian Government has announced the introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme commencing in 2010 to help combat climate change. It is expected to impact on emissions from power stations. The National Pollutant Inventory provides details of other pollutant emissions, but, as at 23 November 2008, not CO2.
RATCH-Australia, the operator of the plant, is in the process of decommissioning and putting under care and maintenance the Collinsville coal-fired power station. It is investigating options to redevelop the site with one or more new forms of electricity generation. As of 20 February 2013, RATCH is partnering with the University of Queensland to investigate replacing all the coal-fired power generators with solar thermal generators.
On the 10 of July 2014 it was announced that the solar thermal plans for Collinsville would not be proceeding.
- Collinsville plant overview. Carbon Monitoring for Action. Retrieved on 23 November 2008
- http://ratchaustralia.com/collinsville/about_collinsville.html. Retrieved 18 May 2016
- Solar thermal plans for Collinsville power station. Retrieved on 25 February 2013
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