Gladstone power station
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Gladstone power station is a 1,680-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Stanwell, Queensland.
Background on Plant
The Gladstone power station is a 1,680 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station which is owned by a consortium of companies and operated by NRG Gladstone Operating Services, a subsidiary of the U.S. energy company NRG Energy.
The Stanwell Corporation states that "the station was commissioned in 1976 and later purchased from the Queensland Electricity Commission in 1994 by a joint venture comprising Rio Tinto Aluminium, three of its Japanese partners in Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL), and NRG, a US based energy provider ... Following a 2007 restructure of Queensland’s energy assets, Stanwell is responsible for trading the output from Gladstone Power Station."
As of June 2010, the joint venture comprises Rio Tinto (42.125%), NRG Energy (37.5%), SLMA GPS Pty Ltd (8.50%), Ryowa II GPS Pty Ltd (7.125%) and YKK GPS (Queensland) Pty Ltd (4.75%).
The power station is scheduled to be shut down in 2029. In response to a report that two of its reactors might be shut down sooner, Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey said coal and gas generators would "continue to play a significant role in Queensland to 2030".
- Sponsor: NRG Gladstone
- Parent company: Rio Tinto (42.125%), NRG Energy (37.5%), SLMA GPS Pty Ltd (8.50%), Ryowa II GPS Pty Ltd (7.125%) and YKK GPS Pty Ltd (4.75%)
- Location: Stanwell, Queensland, Australia
- Coordinates: -23.8506672, 151.2197108 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 1,680 MW (Units 1-6: 280 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1976-82
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Gladstone Power Station
Hanson Road Gladstone QLD 4680
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