Osborne Power Station
|Osborne Power Station|
|Location||Osborne, South Australia|
|Owner(s)||Origin Energy and ATCO|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Nameplate capacity||180 MW|
Today's Osborne Power Station is natural gas powered with one gas turbine and one steam turbine that together generate 180 MW of electricity. In addition to the electricity generated, Osborne produces 410 tonnes/hour of steam. Until Penrice closed in 2014, steam was used by Penrice Soda Products, a soda ash producer, making the power station Australia's largest cogeneration facility.
Osborne 'A' Power Station was opened in August 1923 by the Adelaide Electric Supply Company, who leased 24 acres of swamp land on the Harbors Board for an 84-year term. The boilers in this power station used black coal imported from New South Wales, but was later modified to burn the poorer quality Leigh Creek, South Australia coal. The Adelaide Electric Supply Company was later nationalised to become the Electricity Trust of South Australia.
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