Keepit Power Station
|Keepit Power Station|
|Location||North West Slopes, New South Wales|
|Owner(s)||State Water Corporation|
|Pumped-storage power station|
|Upper reservoir||Lake Keepit|
|Upper res. capacity||425,510 ML (15,027×106 cu ft)|
|Nameplate capacity||7.2 MW (9,700 hp)|
|Annual output||10.2 GWh (37 TJ)|
Keepit Power Station is a hydro-electric power station located at the Keepit Dam on the Namoi River, near Gunnedah in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The Keepit Power Station has one turbine with a generating capacity of 7.2 megawatts (9,700 hp) of electricity. The power station is operated by Eraring Energy and generated 1,603 megawatts (2,150,000 hp) of net energy production during 2009, used primarily for peak-load generation.
Location and features
The power station was completed in 1960, running one 6 megawatts (8,000 hp) turbine. In 1983, this turbine was upgraded to its present level.
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