Coal-Fired Plants in Australia - NSW
Bayswater
Location: NSW
Operator: AGL Energy
Configuration: 4 X 660 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1985-1986
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: Bayswater consumes about 7.5mn tpy of coal and historically supplied approximately 16 TWh/yr to the grid. The stacks are 248m high and the natural draft towers are 132m high. In Sep 2014, AGL Energy bought Bayswater and Liddll from MacGen for A$1.5bn.

Photograph courtesy of Macquarie Generation
Posted 26 May 2003

Eraring
Location: NSW
Operator: Eraring Generation
Configuration: 4 X 720 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1982-1984
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: This is the largest power station in Australia with the four units progressively upgraded to 720 MW during the period 2003 to 2012. The plant is near Dorwa Creek Township on Lake Macquarie 125km north of Sidney. Eraring Energy is 100% owned by the State of New South Wales. The first two unit sconnect to the grid at 330kV and the second two units at 500kV.

Photograph courtesy of Eraring Energy
Posted 27 Dec 2001

Liddell
Location: NSW
Operator: AGL Energy
Configuration: 4 X 500 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1971-1973
Boiler supplier: CE Canada
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: Liddell was Australia’s first major inland power station and Lake Liddell was constructed for cooling and water storage. The lake now also serves as a water recreation source and wildlife habitat. Each year, Liddell produces around 10 TWh of electricity. In 2004, Ausra Pty Ltd began testing the world’s first solar thermal power collector system for coal-fired power augmentation using Compact Linear Fresnal Reflector (CLFR) technology. The pilot installation supplied 1 MWe equivalent of solar-generated steam to Liddell power station. In 2005, Ausra started construction of Phase-II, a 9-MWt producing about 3-MWe equivalent. The expansion was completed in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Macquarie Generation
Re-posted 6 Jun 2007

Munmorah
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 300 MW
Fuel: black coal
Operation: 1967-1969 (ret)
Boiler supplier: ICL
T/G supplier: EE
EPC: ECNSW
Quick facts: Munmorah PS is near Doyalson, on the shores of Lake Munmorah. Two of the sets were deactivated in 1990 and in 2012, Delta announed it was closing the plant.

Photograph by Webaware (wikipedia)
Re-posted 27 May 2012

Mount Piper
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Fuel: black coal
Operation: 1993-1996
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: The Mt Piper stack is 250m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Delta Electricity
Posted 16 Mar 2005

Redbank
Location: NSW
Operator: Alinta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW
Operation: 2001
Fuel: waste coal tailings
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: Redbank cost A$230mn and is the largest CFB plant in Australia.

Photograph courtesy of Prime Infrastructure Management Ltd
Posted 9 Oct 2004

Tallawarra-A
Location: NSW
Operator: Pacific Power
Configuration: 4 X 30 MW, 2 X 120 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1954-1961 (ret)
Boiler supplier: ICL
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: This 565ha site is located on the western foreshore of Lake Illawarra, 13km south of Wollongong. The A plant was developed by the Electricity Commission of New South Wales (later Pacific Power) and burned coal from Huntley Colliery. The units were retrofit with baghouses and fly ash from the 120-MW units was some of the first in Australia recycled into concrete. In the late 1950s, the plant was also used for demonstration of SO3 flue gas conditioning. Tallawarra A was connected to the gird at 132kV and was progressively decommissioned over a 10yr period finishing in 1991. The majority of its buildings and plant were demolished to ground level by 1997 and the site was then earmarked for a new CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of TRUenergy
Posted 1 Apr 2009

Vales Point-B
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW
Fuel: black coal
Operation: 1976-1980
Boiler supplier: CE Canada
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: This minemouth power station is at the southern end of Lake Macquarie, about 35km south of Newcastle. Three 200-MW sets and a 275-MW unit were built at Vales Point in the 1960s and decommissioned in 1989. The 660-MW generating units were retrofit with Alstom baghouses.

Photograph by Webaware (wikipedia)
Posted 12 Jan 2011

Wallerawang-C
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Fuel: black coal
Operation: 1976-1980
Boiler supplier: ICL
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: The Wallerwang "A" plant was 4 X 30 MW and the "B" plant was 2 X 60 MW. Unit-7 (the C plant Unit-1) was placed on standy in Jan 2014 and closed in May 2014 due to adverse electricity market conditions.

Photograph courtesy of Delta Electricity
Posted 16 Mar 2005

Wangi
Location: NSW
Operator: Electricity Commission of New South Wales
Configuration: 3 X 50 MW, 3 X 60 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1956-1960 (ret)
Boiler supplier: B&W Australia
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: In 1946 the NSW government approved the construction of the Wangi power station on Lake Macquarie . The plant was opened on 7 Nov 1958. 1,000 workers camped in Wangi Wangi during the peak construction period. Wangi PS was the last of NSW Railway power stations to be built, and the last one to close in 1986.

Photograph by Windston M Yang (wikipedia)
Posted 30 Jul 2011

White Bay-B
Location: NSW
Operator: Electricity Commission of New South Wales
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1951-1956 (ret)
Boiler supplier: BPL
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: The NSW Railawy Dept started work on the first phase of the White Bay power station in 1912 to supply the Sydney tram and rail network. The plant eventually passed to the Electricity Commission of NSW and finally to Pacific Power. The plant was in operation from 1917 until Christmas Day 1983. In the 1990s, the site was decontaminated, asbestos was removed,and most machinery scrapped. In 2000, the site was sold to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) for around A$4m and is now a tourist attraction and sometime backdrop for movie and TV productions.

Photograph by Andy Mitchell (wikimedia)
Posted 15 Oct 2008

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Dec-2014

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