Newman Power Station

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Newman Power Station

Newman Power Station is a power station in Newman, Western Australia, part of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is located about 1,186 kilometres (737 mi) north of Perth, and 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It is a 178 megawatts (239,000 hp) natural gas-fired power station servicing BHP Billiton’s “islanded grid”. Newman currently provides 100% of the power requirement of the islanded grid which supplies electricity to the Mt Newman Joint Venture operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

The station was commissioned in 1996 and is owned and operated by Alinta Energy.

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Coordinates: 23°20′38″S 119°42′32″E / 23.344°S 119.709°E / -23.344; 119.709