List of power stations in Western Australia

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

Coal fired[edit]

These fossil fuel power stations burn coal to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Coal Type Mine type Conveyance Cooling Water
Collie 300 MW 1 bituminous open cut conveyor fresh
Kwinana 640 MW 4 bituminous open cut rail, conveyor, road seawater
Muja 1094 MW 4 bituminous open cut conveyor fresh
Worsley Alumina Power Station 107 MW 4 bituminous open cut rail fresh
Bluewaters 416 MW 2 bituminous open cut conveyor fresh

Gas turbine[edit]

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

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

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

Gas (reciprocating)[edit]

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

Power station Max. Capacity (MW) Engines Fuel type
Atlas (Mirrabooka) 1.1 1 landfill gas
Canning Vale 4 1 landfill gas
Carnarvon 15.27 3 natural gas
Dongara 1.6 3 natural gas
Henderson (Wattleup) 2.13 1 landfill gas
Jundee (Northern Star Ltd) 13.2 6 natural gas
Kalamunda 1.9 1 landfill gas
Kelvin Road, Gosnells 2 2 landfill gas
Leonora 3.2 5 natural gas
Millar Road, Rockingham 1.6 2 landfill gas
Mount Magnet 1.9 1 natural gas
Plutonic (Billabong Gold) 16 4 natural gas
Red Hill 3.65 1 landfill gas
South Cardup 3.3 3 landfill gas
Tamala Park 4.65 1 landfill gas
Wiluna (Blackham Resources) 9 (mothballed) 3 natural gas
Windimurra 13 4 natural gas
Wodgina Tantalum Mine 8.82 10 natural gas
Woodman Point 1.8 3 sewage gas

Hydroelectric[edit]

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

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Pumped storage
Ord River Hydro 30 MW 4 no
Wellington Dam 2 MW 1 no

Wind farms[edit]

These wind farm power stations use the power of the wind to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity (MW) Turbines
Albany 21.6 12
Alinta (Walkaway Wind Farm) 90 54
Emu Downs 79.2 48
Nine Mile Beach 3.6 6
Ten Mile Lagoon 2.03 9
Collgar Wind Farm 206 111

Biomass combustion[edit]

These power stations burn biomass (biofuel) to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. Capacity Turbines Fuel Type Conveyance
Ord Sugar Mill, Kununurra 6 MW 1 bagasse on-site

Solar Photovoltaic[edit]

These power stations use a semiconductor device that converts sunlight into electricity.

Power station Max. Capacity Solar Panels
Greenough River Solar Farm[2] 10 MW 150,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NewGen Kwinana Power Station". ERM Power. 
  2. ^ "Greenough River Solar Farm". Verve energy. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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