Keepit Power Station

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Keepit Power Station
Country Australia
Location North West Slopes, New South Wales
Coordinates 30°52′27″S 150°30′48″E / 30.87417°S 150.51333°E / -30.87417; 150.51333Coordinates: 30°52′27″S 150°30′48″E / 30.87417°S 150.51333°E / -30.87417; 150.51333
Status Operational
Commission date 1960
Owner(s) State Water Corporation
Operator(s) Eraring Energy
Pumped-storage power station
Upper reservoir Lake Keepit
Upper res. capacity 425,510 ML (15,027×10^6 cu ft)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 7.2 MW (9,700 hp)
Annual generation 10.2 GWh (37 TJ)
Website
Keepit Power Station at www.eraring-energy.com.au

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.[1]

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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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sustainability Report" (PDF). Organisational Profile. Eraring Energy. 2009. p. 16. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Keepit". Generation Portfolio: Hydro Power Stations. Eraring Energy. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.