Mica Creek Power Station
|Mica Creek Power Station|
|Location||Mount Isa, Queensland|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Type||Steam turbine and gas turbine|
|Combined cycle?||5 units|
|Nameplate capacity||216 MW|
Mica Creek Power Station is located 5 km south of Mount Isa in north-west Queensland, Australia. It is natural gas powered with 12 turbines of various sizes that generate a combined capacity of 318 MW of electricity. The power station is owned by state government owned Stanwell Corporation.
For more than 54 years, Mica Creek was the sole large-scale supplier of electricity to mining and residential communities in the State’s north west.
In December 2014, a new power station was officially opened in Mount Isa. Customers of Mica Creek switched to the new power station when their power purchase agreements expired, with the exception of one mining customer. They will continue to receive power from Mica Creek until 2019.
In December 2014, work began to put Mica Creek into a long-term configuration. The C1 and C2 units were placed in cold storage, leaving the power station with seven operational generating units. 
- "Mica Creek Power Station". CS Energy. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
- "Our Business; Energy Infrastructure; Queensland". APA Group website. APA Group. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
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