Port Stanvac Power Station

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Port StanvacPower Station
Country Australia
Location Lonsdale, South Australia
Coordinates 35°06′38″S 138°29′28″E / 35.1105°S 138.491°E / -35.1105; 138.491Coordinates: 35°06′38″S 138°29′28″E / 35.1105°S 138.491°E / -35.1105; 138.491
Commission date 2011
Owner(s) Snowy Hydro
Operator(s) Cummins Power Generation
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Diesel
Type Reciprocating engine
Power generation
Units operational 36
Make and model Cummins
Nameplate capacity 58 MW

Port Stanvac Power Station is a diesel-powered electricity generator in South Australia in Lonsdale, an industrial southern suburb of Adelaide. It is owned by Snowy Hydro since 2014. It consists of 36 diesel engines each generating 1.6MW for a total of 58MW of electricity to meet peak demands in the National Electricity Market.[1]

The power station was designed by Petro Min Engineers and built by Cummins Power Generation under contract from Infratil.[2] The site had previously been used by the Lonsdale Power Station which was moved to a new site next door in 2011. Snowy Hydro bought assets from Infratil in 2014. These included Lumo Energy, Direct Connect and three diesel peaking generators for a total of 136 MW. The power stations were the Angaston Power Station along with Lonsdale and Port Stanvac.[3]


  1. ^ "Generation Information SA". Australian Energy Market Operator. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Port Stanvac Grid Connected 65 MWatt Power Station". Petro Min Engineers. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Our Diesel Assets". Snowy Hydro. Retrieved 23 January 2018.