Valley Power Peaking Facility

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Valley Power Peaking Facility
Valley Power Peaking Facility is located in Australia
Valley Power Peaking Facility
Location of Valley Power Peaking Facility
Coordinates38°15′12.4734″S 146°35′19.5864″E / 38.253464833°S 146.588774000°E / -38.253464833; 146.588774000Coordinates: 38°15′12.4734″S 146°35′19.5864″E / 38.253464833°S 146.588774000°E / -38.253464833; 146.588774000
Commission date2002
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Combined cycle?No
Power generation
Units operational6
Make and modelPratt & Whitney
Nameplate capacity300 MW

The Valley Power Peaking Facility is an open cycle, gas turbine power station at Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, Australia. It is owned and operated by Snowy Hydro.

The plant was developed by Edison Mission Energy and Contact Energy in 2001 and 2002. The gas turbine units were relocated from the Stratford and Whirinaki power stations in New Zealand.

In 2005, it was sold to International Power and Mitsui & Co Ltd[1] who onsold the plant to Snowy Hydro.[2]

See also[edit]

List of power stations in Victoria


  1. ^ "Contact Energy Announces Sale Of Valley Power Stake" (Press release). Contact Energy. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. ^ Myer, Rod (1 September 2005). "Snowy nabs slice of Vic peak power". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2011.

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