Existing coal-fired power stations in Australia

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In its 2007 report on Carbon Capture and Storage titled Between a Rock and a Hard Place the science of geosequestration, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Science and Innovation listed current coal-fired power stations as being:[1]

New South Wales coal-fired power stations

Victorian coal-fired power stations

  • Yallourn W power station is operated by TRUenergy. It uses brown coal, was commissioned between 1973 and 1975 and expanded in 191-82 and generates 1,480 megawatts.

Queensland power stations

  • Callide power station is operated by CS Energy and is located 18 kilometres east of Biloela in central Queensland and comprises the Calldie A and B units and the Callide Power Plant, which is also referred to as the Callide C unit. Callide A was originally constructed in 1965, was refurbished and recommissioned in April 1998. It is now the site of the Callide Oxyfuel Project. The Callide B unit was commissioned in 1988 while the 900 MW supercritical Callide Power Plant was commissioned in 2001. The installed capacity of the three units is 1720 megawatts.[5]

Coal-fired power stations in South Australia

Coal-fired power stations in Western Australia

  • Muja power station is operated by Verve Energy. It uses black coal, had units commissioned in 1965, 1981 and 1985-86. The current generation capacity of the station is 854 megawatts. (The four smallest and least efficient units, Stages A and B, were closed in April 2007.)

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References

  1. "Appendix D––Principal power stations in Australia", the House Standing Committee on Science and Innovation, August 2007.
  2. International Power Australia, "Hazelwood Power Station and Mine", International Power Australia website, accessed August 2010.
  3. International Power Australia, "Loy Yang B Power Station", International Power Australia website, accessed August 2010.
  4. HRL, "Electricity", HRL website, accessed August 2010.
  5. CS Energy, "Callide", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Alinta Energy, "Flinders", Alinat Energy website, accessed December 2010.
  7. Verve Energy, "Kwinana", Verve Energy website, accessed December 2010.

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