Mackay Gas Turbine

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The Mackay Gas Turbine is a remote-controlled power generator that is operated for short periods when customer demand for electricity is high. The gas turbine's ability to start quickly is important in ensuring a secure, reliable power supply for distribution to consumers.

It was commissioned in 1975 and recently underwent refurbishment to ensure continued reliable operations.

The Rolls-Royce Olympus 34 MW gas turbine runs on LFO and has black start capability.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "CCGT Plants in Australia - QLD". Gallery. Power Plants Around The World. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Mackay OCGT Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 9 March 2014.

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