Mortlake Power Station

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Mortlake Power Station
Mortlake Power Station is located in Australia
Mortlake Power Station
Location of Mortlake Power Station
LocationMortlake, Victoria
Coordinates38°03′47.3″S 142°40′06″E / 38.063139°S 142.66833°E / -38.063139; 142.66833Coordinates: 38°03′47.3″S 142°40′06″E / 38.063139°S 142.66833°E / -38.063139; 142.66833
StatusPeak [1]
Commission date2012[2]
Owner(s)Origin Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Combined cycle?No
Power generation
Nameplate capacity550 MW

The Mortlake Power Station is a 550 MW (740,000 hp) open cycle gas-fired power station being developed by Origin Energy, located 12 km west of Mortlake, Victoria.[3]

Construction of the $640 million power station began in 2008. It was initially due to be operational in 2010, and was completed in August 2012.[1]

The plant is located on approximately 20 hectares of land with an extensive buffer zone around it. Although approvals have been gained for approximately 1,000 MW (1,300,000 hp), the Mortlake Power Station will be built in two stages adjacent to the existing Moorabool to Heywood 500 kV high voltage transmission line. The plant will be supplied with natural gas via an 83 km dedicated underground natural gas transmission pipeline from the new gas processing plant being built near Port Campbell, as part of the offshore Otway Gas Project.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Origin boosts Victoria peaking capacity with completion of 550 MW Mortlake Power Station". Origin Energy. August 2012.
  2. ^ Collins, Peter (27 December 2011). "Mortlake power plant still idle". The Standard.
  3. ^ a b "Mortlake Power Station". Origin Energy. Retrieved 21 May 2011.

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