List of natural gas fired power stations in Australia

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The following page lists all active and former gas power stations in Australia.

Gas Turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce. Thermal Gas power stations use gas combustion to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce. Reciprocating Gas power stations use gas combustion in reciprocating engines to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

New South Wales[edit]

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Operator Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Colongra Snowy Hydro 667 MW 4 natural gas no
Liddell AGL Energy 50 MW 2 fuel oil no
Tallawarra EnergyAustralia 435 MW 2 natural gas yes
Smithfield Visy Industries[1] 171 MW 4 natural gas yes
Uranquinty Origin Energy 641 MW 4 natural gas no

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Appin Mine 55.6 MW 54 coalbed methane+natural gas
Belrose 4 MW 1 landfill gas
Earthpower Camellia 3.9 MW 3 biogas
Jacks Gully 2.3 MW 1 landfill gas
Lucas Heights I 5.4 MW 5 landfill gas
Lucas Heights II 17.3 MW 15 landfill gas
Sydney Water, Malabar 3 MW 3 sewage gas
Shoalhaven Landfill Gas Project 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Tahmoor [2] 7 MW 7 coalbed methane
Teralba 8 MW 8 coalbed methane
Tower Mine 41.2 MW 40 coalbed methane+natural gas
Wilga 11 MW 11 natural gas
Woodlawn 4 MW 4 landfill gas
Kincumber Landfill Gas Abatement[2] 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Woy Woy Landfill Gas Abatement [2] 1 MW 1 landfill gas

State Total (MW): 2129.7

Queensland[edit]

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Cycle Refs
Barcaldine 55 MW 2 natural gas Combined
Braemar 502 MW 3 coal seam gas Open
Bulwer Island, BP Refining 32 MW 3 coal seam gas Combined
Condamine 144 MW 3 coal seam gas Combined
Darling Downs 630 MW 4 coal seam gas Combined
Diamantina 242 MW 2 coal seam gas Combined
Leichhardt 60 MW 1 coal seam gas Open
Mackay Gas Turbine 34 MW 1 oil Open
Mica Creek 318 MW 12 natural gas Combined
Mount Stuart 414 MW 3 kerosene Open
Oakey 282 MW 2 natural gas Open
Phosphate Hill 42 MW 9 natural gas Combined
Roma 80 MW 2 natural gas Open
Swanbank E 385 MW 1 natural gas/coal seam gas Combined [3]
Tarong Gas Turbine 15 MW 1 diesel Open
Townsville 242 MW 2 coal seam gas Combined

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Browns Plains 2.18 MW 2 landfill gas
Cannington, BHP Minerals[4] 40.06 MW 22 natural gas / diesel
Condamine 3 MW 1 coal seam gas
Coominya, AFC Abattoirs 1.73 MW 3 natural gas
Daandine 33 MW 11 coal seam gas
Luggage Point, Myrtletown 3 MW 2 sewage gas
Middlemount[5] 45 MW 20 coal seam gas
Moranbah[6] 45 MW 15 coal seam gas
Mt Isa XPS41 47.5 MW 19 natural gas
Rochedale 3.3 MW 3 landfill gas
Roghan Road 1.95 MW 1 landfill gas
Stapylton 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Suntown, Arundel 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Swanbank B 7 MW 1 landfill gas
Whitwood Road 1.1 MW 1 landfill gas
Molendinar 0.7 MW 1 landfill gas

State Total (MW): 3713.52

South Australia[edit]

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Owner/Operator Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Coopers Brewer (Regency Park) AGL Energy 4.4 MW 1 natural gas yes
Dry Creek Synergen Power 156 MW 3 natural gas no
Hallett Energy Australia 180 MW 12 natural gas/diesel yes[7]
Ladbroke Grove Origin Energy 80 MW 2 natural gas no
Mintaro Synergen Power 90 MW 1 natural gas no
Osborne Osborne Cogeneration 180 MW 2 natural gas yes
Port Lincoln Synergen Power 73.5 MW 3[7] diesel no
Quarantine Origin Energy 224 MW 5 natural gas no
Pelican Point Engie 478 MW 3 natural gas yes
Snuggery Synergen Power 63 MW 3 diesel no
Whyalla Steelworks Liberty OneSteel 8.4 MW 2 natural gas no
Temporary Generation North[7](former Holden site) SA Government 154 MW 5 diesel no
Temporary Generation South[7](Adelaide Desalination Plant) SA Government 123 MW 4 diesel no

The two "temporary generation" facilities were introduced by the South Australian government before the 2017-18 summer season using General Electric gas turbine generators. They are intended to be used only in extreme circumstances to support the grid following two widespread blackouts in 2016. They are installed at the sites of the former Holden factory in Elizabeth South and the Adelaide Desalination Plant at Lonsdale.[8]

Gas (Thermal)[edit]

Power station Owner/Operator Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type
Torrens Island AGL Energy 1,280 MW 8 natural gas
Whyalla Steelworks Liberty OneSteel 57.5 MW 3 Coke Ovens and Blast Furnace Gas/Oil

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Owner/Operator Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Angaston Snowy Hydro 50 MW 30 diesel
Lonsdale Snowy Hydro 21 MW 18 diesel
Port Stanvac Snowy Hydro 58 MW 36 diesel
Kangaroo Island power station[9] SA Power Networks 6 MW 3 diesel
Blue Lake Milling Power Plant[7] Vibe Energy 1 MW 1 diesel
Tatiara Meats Bordertown Vibe Energy 1 MW 1 diesel
Pedler Creek Landfill 3 MW 3 Landfill gas
Wingfield landfill Energy Developments 8 MW 8 Landfill gas
Bolivar waste water treatment plant SA Water 9.9 MW 4 sewerage gas[7]

State Total (MW): 3309.7

Tasmania[edit]

Gas (Thermal)[edit]

Power station Coordinates Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Ref.
MW hp
Bell Bay 41°8′31″S 146°54′9″E / 41.14194°S 146.90250°E / -41.14194; 146.90250 (Bell Bay Power Station) 240 321,845 2 Natural gas

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Coordinates Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle Ref.
MW hp
Bell Bay 41°8′31″S 146°54′9″E / 41.14194°S 146.90250°E / -41.14194; 146.90250 (Bell Bay Power Station) 135 181,038 3 Natural gas No
Tamar Valley 210 281,615 5 Natural gas Yes

Note that the above three power stations are in fact the same power station listed upon commissioning after conversion to gas and recommissioning after a turbine upgrade. It has been decommissioned since 2009.

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Coordinates Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type Ref.
MW hp
McRobies Gully, South Hobart 1 1,341 1 Landfill gas
Launceston General Hospital, Launceston 2 2,682 1 Natural gas
Jackson Street, Glenorchy 1.6 2,146 1 Landfill gas

State Total (MW): 589.6

Victoria[edit]

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle Ref
Bairnsdale 92 MW 2 natural gas no
Jeeralang 432 MW 7 natural gas no
Laverton North 320 MW 2 natural gas no
Longford 31.8 MW 6 natural gas no
Mortlake 550 MW 2 natural gas no
Somerton 160 MW 4 natural gas no
Valley Power 300 MW 12 natural gas no

Gas (Thermal)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type
Newport 500 MW 1 natural gas

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type Ref
Boral Western Landfill, Ravenhall 4.6 MW 4 landfill gas
Broadmeadows 6.2 MW 6 landfill gas
Brooklyn Landfill and Waste Recycling Facility 2.83 MW 3 landfill gas
Clayton 11 MW 11 landfill gas
Corio (EDL) 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Mornington Waste Disposal Facility 1 MW 1 landfill gas
Morwell (Tramway Road) (HRL) 5 MW 1 diesel
Narre Warren 7.2 MW 5 landfill gas
Springvale 4.2 MW 4 landfill gas
Sunshine Energy Park 8.7 MW 1 landfill gas
Werribee (AGL Energy) 7.8 MW 7 sewage gas
Wyndham Waste Disposal Facility 1 MW 1 landfill gas

State Total (MW): 6946.33

Western Australia[edit]

Gas (Turbine)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Cape Lambert (Pilbara Iron) 105 MW 3 natural gas no
Cape Preston 450 MW 7 natural gas yes
Cawse 21 MW 4 natural gas no
Cockburn 240 MW 2 natural gas yes
Dampier 120 MW 3 natural gas no
Esperance (Burns and Roe Worley) 33 MW 4 natural gas no
Kambalda 42 MW 1 natural gas no
Kalgoorlie 42 MW 1 natural gas no
Kemerton (Transfield) 260.9 MW 2 natural gas no
Kwinana 21 MW 1 natural gas no
Kwinana - BP Refining 120 MW 3 natural gas yes
Kwinana - NewGen[10] 320 MW 1 natural gas yes
Kwinana - Tiwest 36 MW 1 natural gas no
Leinster 42 MW 1 natural gas
Mount Keith 67 MW 2 natural gas no
Mungarra 112 MW 3 natural gas no
Murrin Murrin (Minara Resources) 76 MW 3 natural gas yes
Neerabup 330 MW 2 natural gas no
Newman 170 MW 4 natural gas/diesel no
Parkeston 110 MW 3 natural gas/diesel no
Pinjar 576 MW 9 natural gas/diesel no
Pinjarra Alumina Refinery, Alcoa Australia / AGL 280 MW 2 natural gas No
Port Hedland 175 MW 5 natural gas/diesel no
Paraburdoo (Pilbara Iron) 155 MW 4 natural gas no
Worsley Alumina Power Station 120 MW 1 natural gas yes

Gas (Thermal)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel type
Capel (Iluka Resources) 6.5 MW 1 waste gas
Kwinana Alumina Refinery, Alcoa Australia 74.5 MW 7 natural gas
Pinjarra Alumina Refinery, Alcoa Australia 95 MW 4 natural gas
Telfer Gold Mine, Newcrest Mining 135 MW 3 natural gas
Wagerup Alumina Refinery, Alcoa Australia 98 MW 4 natural gas

Gas (Reciprocating)[edit]

Power station Max. Capacity Engines Fuel type
Atlas (Mirrabooka) 1.1 MW 1 landfill gas
Canning Vale 4 MW 1 landfill gas
Carnarvon 15.27 MW 3 natural gas
Dongara 1.6 MW 3 natural gas
Henderson (Wattleup) 2.13 MW 1 landfill gas
Jundee (Northern Star Ltd) 13.2 MW 6 natural gas
Kalamunda 1.9 MW 1 landfill gas
Kelvin Road, Gosnells 2 MW 2 landfill gas
Leonora 3.2 MW 5 natural gas
Millar Road, Rockingham 1.6 MW 2 landfill gas
Mount Magnet 1.9 MW 1 natural gas
Plutonic (Billabong Gold) 16 MW 4 natural gas
Red Hill 3.65 MW 1 landfill gas
South Cardup 3.3 MW 3 landfill gas
Tamala Park 4.65 MW 1 landfill gas
Wiluna (Blackham Resources) 9 MW (mothballed,

4 sets operational)

3 natural gas
Windimurra 13 MW 4 natural gas
Wodgina Tantalum Mine 8.82 MW 10 natural gas
Woodman Point 1.8 MW 3 sewage gas

State Total (MW): 4541.02

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Packager Visy sparks power plant auction, tests buyer appetite". Australian Financial Review. Fairfax Media. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b http://www.agl.com.au/about-agl/how-we-source-energy/renewable-energy/landfill-gas-and-biogas
  3. ^ "Swanbank E CCGT Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ Remote Energy. Energy Developments. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  5. ^ [1]. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. ^ Moranbah North Power Station. Kable. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "NEM Registration and Exemption List". Australian Energy Market Operator. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  8. ^ Harmsen, Nick; staff (1 August 2017). "South Australian power stations will prevent blackouts this summer, SA Government says". ABC News. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Kangaroo Island Project Profile". SDA Engineering. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  10. ^ "NewGen Kwinana Power Station". ERM Power.