Dry Creek Power Station

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Dry Creek Power Station
LocationDry Creek, South Australia
Coordinates34°50′51″S 138°34′54″E / 34.8475°S 138.5818°E / -34.8475; 138.5818Coordinates: 34°50′51″S 138°34′54″E / 34.8475°S 138.5818°E / -34.8475; 138.5818
Commission dateca. 1978
Owner(s)Engie Energy International
Operator(s)Engie Energy International
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologyOpen cycle gas turbine[1]
Power generation
Units operational3[2]
Nameplate capacity156 MW
External links

Dry Creek Power Station is a power station at Dry Creek in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It is owned and operated by Synergen Power, a joint venture of Engie and Mitsui. The power station has three open cycle gas turbines, each rated at 52MW.[3]

As well as peaking electricity generation, the power station also provides ancillary services to support electricity grid stability.[4] Dry Creek Power Station was established around 1978.[5] It receives gas from the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System.[6]


  1. ^ "Dry Creek OCGT Power Plant Australia". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ Australian National Energy Market: NEM Power Stations and Generation Sources (Map). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "NEM Registration and Exemption List". Australian Energy Market Operator. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Synergen Peaking Units". Engie. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. ^ Electricity Trust of South Australia (1978), Dry Creek Power Station, The Trust, retrieved 27 November 2017 Index entry only
  6. ^ "Appendix A - South Australia's Electricity and Gas Industries" (PDF). 29 April 2009. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.