Millmerran Power Station

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Millmerran power station is a 880-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.

Location

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Background on Plant

The Millmerran Power Station is an 880 megawatt coal-fired power station near the town of Millmerran on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The plant is an air-cooled supercitical design which the company states uses 10% less coal and 90% less water than conventional coal plants.[1]

Intergen states that the Millmerran Operating Company "employs 50 people directly and 150 people indirectly when coal mine employees and other sub-contractors are included." Coal for the power station is sourced from the adjacent Commodore mine. InterGen is owned jointly by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and China Huaneng Group/Guandong Yudean Group.[1]

Environmental impact

National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data for 2016-2017 show that Millmerran emitted the most mercury of any power station outside Victoria, with 256.4 kg.[2][3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Millmerran Power Management Pty Ltd
  • Parent company: China Huaneng, Intergen
  • Location: Millmerran, Queensland, Australia
  • Coordinates: -27.9606961, 151.2793012 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 880 MW (Units 1 & 2: 440 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2002-03
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Commodore mine
  • Source of financing: KDB Infrastructure Investment Asset Management Co. Ltd. (KIAMCO, Korea - US$62 million)[4]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Intergen, "Millmerran", Intergen website, accessed April 2016
  2. [1], The Guardian, Apr. 3, 2018
  3. National Pollutant Inventory, Australian Government, accessed November 2018
  4. Joojin Kim and Soyoung Lee, “Financing Dirty Energy: How Korean Public Financial Institutions Support Coal Power,” SFOC, Jan 2018

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