List of power stations in South Australia

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Pelican Point Power Station

This is a list of active power stations in South Australia, Australia. Candidates for this list must already be commissioned and capable of generating 1 MW or more of electricity.

Coal fired[edit]

The following fossil fuel power stations previously burned coal to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Playford B, as of October 2015, ceased operation permanently, having been out of operation since 2012.[1]

Northern, as of May 2016, ceased operation permanently.[2] As a result, there is no longer any operational Coal Fired power plant in South Australia.

Gas turbine[edit]

These gas turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

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

Gas (thermal)[edit]

These power stations use gas combustion to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

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

Reciprocating engines[edit]

These power stations use reciprocating engines to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Engines Fuel type
Angaston Snowy Hydro 50 30 diesel
Lonsdale Snowy Hydro 21 18 diesel
Port Stanvac Snowy Hydro 58 36 diesel
Kangaroo Island power station[5] SA Power Networks 6 3 diesel
Blue Lake Milling Power Plant[3] Vibe Energy 1 1 diesel
Tatiara Meats Bordertown Vibe Energy 1 1 diesel
Pedler Creek Landfill 3 3 Landfill gas
Wingfield landfill Energy Developments 8 8 Landfill gas
Bolivar waste water treatment plant SA Water 9.9 4 sewerage gas[3]

Hydroelectric[edit]

These hydroelectric power stations use the flow of water to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Turbines Pumped storage
Terminal Storage Mini Hydro Hydro Tasmania/SA Water 3 1 no

Wind farms[edit]

Power Station Owner/Operator Capacity Notes
Canunda Wind Farm Engie/Mitsui 46 MW
Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm EnergyAustralia/Acciona 66 MW
Clements Gap Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 58 MW
Coober Pedy 0.15 MW
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 1 - Brown Hill AGL Energy 94.5 MW
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 2 - Hallett Hill AGL Energy 71.4 MW
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 4 - North Brown Hill AGL Energy 132 MW
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 5 - The Bluff AGL Energy 52.5 MW
Hornsdale Wind Farm Neoen and Megawatt Capital 315 MW
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 1 Infigen 80.5 MW
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 2 Infigen 159 MW
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 3 Infigen 39 MW
Mount Millar Wind Farm Meridian Energy 70 MW
Snowtown Wind Farm Trustpower 368.7 MW Stage I & II
Starfish Hill Wind Farm RATCH Australia 34.5 MW
Waterloo Wind Farm EnergyAustralia 111 MW
Wattle Point Wind Farm Infrastructure Capital 90.75 MW
Elliston Stage 1 (Tungketta Hill) Ausker Energies & ANZ Infra Services 55 MW
Elliston Stage 2 Ausker Energies & ANZ Infra Services 65 MW
Green Point Wind Prospect 44 MW
Gulnare Pacific Hydro 175 MW
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 123.9 MW
Myponga Wind Farm TrustPower 35 MW
Shea Oak Flat Pacific Hydro 59 MW
Troubridge Point Wind Prospect 25 MW
Eaglehawk Origin Energy 20 MW
Ceres Senvion SE 600 MW
Eyre Peninsula Babcock & Brown 100 MW
Kemmiss Hill Origin Energy 30 MW
Loch Well Beach Ausker Energy 54 MW
Tungketta Hill Ausker Energies Pty Ltd 49.5 MW
Vincent North Pacific Hydro 59.4 MW
Waitpinga Waitpinga Wind Farm Pty. Ltd. 50 MW
Weymouth Hill Meridian Energy / Wind Farm Developments 20 MW
Willogoleche Wind Farm Engie 119 MW
Woakwine Beacon Energy 100 MW

Solar[edit]

Project name Sponsoring company location Coordinates Technology Capacity (MW) Status Completion Date Notes
Aurora Solar Thermal Power Project SolarReserve Near Port Augusta 32°12′S 137°36′E / 32.2°S 137.6°E / -32.2; 137.6 (Aurora) CSP 150 Proposed
Bungala Solar Power Project Enel Green Power Near Port Augusta 32°25′S 137°49′E / 32.41°S 137.82°E / -32.41; 137.82 (Bungala) Flat panel PV 220 Under construction
Riverland Solar Storage Lyon Group Morgan 34°00′S 139°48′E / 34.0°S 139.8°E / -34.0; 139.8 (Riverland) Flat panel PV 330 Proposed
Solar River Project Near Robertstown 33°47′S 139°23′E / 33.78°S 139.38°E / -33.78; 139.38 (Solar River) Flat panel PV 200 Proposed
Tailem Bend Solar Power Project Snowy Hydro Tailem Bend 35°17′S 139°29′E / 35.28°S 139.49°E / -35.28; 139.49 (Tailem Bend) Flat panel PV 127 Under construction
Sundrop Farms Sundrop Farms Port Paterson near Port Augusta 32°32′51.4″S 137°50′48.1″E / 32.547611°S 137.846694°E / -32.547611; 137.846694 (Sundrop) CSP (not on grid) Operational October 2016

Battery Storage[edit]

Power station Capacity (MW) Storage (MWh) Units Fuel type
Hornsdale Power Reserve 100 129 197 wind and battery
Dalrymple ESCRI battery 30 8 Wattle Point Wind Farm

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alinta Energy. "Flinders Operations Update | Alinta Energy". alintaenergy.com.au. 
  2. ^ ABC News (9 May 2016). "Port Augusta's coal-fired power station closes". ABC News. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "NEM Registration and Exemption List". Australian Energy Market Operator. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Harmsen, Nick; staff (1 August 2017). "South Australian power stations will prevent blackouts this summer, SA Government says". ABC News. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Kangaroo Island Project Profile". SDA Engineering. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 

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