Mortlake Power Station

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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]
Construction began
  • 2008
Commission date2012[2]
Owner(s)Origin Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologyTurbine
Power generation
Nameplate capacity566 MW

The Mortlake Power Station is a 566 MW open cycle gas-fired power station 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 were gained for approximately 1,000 MW (1,300,000 hp), the Mortlake Power Station was built to provide 566MW. It is adjacent to the existing Moorabool to Heywood 500 kV high voltage transmission line. The plant is supplied with natural gas via an 83 km dedicated underground natural gas transmission pipeline from the Otway Gas Plant 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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