Collie Power Station
CountryAustralia
LocationCollie, Western Australia
Coordinates33°20′31″S 116°15′44″E / 33.3420°S 116.2622°E / -33.3420; 116.2622Coordinates: 33°20′31″S 116°15′44″E / 33.3420°S 116.2622°E / -33.3420; 116.2622
StatusOperational
Commission date4 June 1999
Decommission date2040 (forecast)[1]
Owner(s)Synergy[1]
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity340 MW
External links
Websitewww.synergy.net.au

Collie Power Station is a power station in Collie, Western Australia. It is coal powered with one steam turbine that generates a total capacity of 300 megawatts of electricity. The coal is mined locally[2] from the Collie Sub-basin and is transported to the power plant by overland conveyor.

The station was commissioned in 1999 with a single 300 megawatts steam turbine.[3] Power generated by the station supplies the south-west of Australia through the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) operated by Western Power.[3][4]

In the financial year of 2008/2009, the station consumed approximately 1 million tonnes (2.2 billion pounds) of coal. Carbon Monitoring for Action estimates that, in 2009, Collie Power Station emitted 2.59 million tonnes (5.7 billion pounds) of CO2 to generate 2.3 terawatt-hours (8.3 petajoules) of electricity.[5]

In household consumer terms, this equates to 1.13 kilograms (2.5 lb) of CO2 emitted for each one kilowatt-hour (kWh), or 3.6 megajoules, of electricity produced and fed into the electricity grid.[5] That is, Collie Power Station emits slightly less CO2 per kilowatt-hour of electricity produced than nearby closing Muja Power Station (1.14 kilograms or 2.5 pounds) but more than also nearby Bluewaters Power Station (0.825 kilograms or 1.82 pounds) based on estimates for the same year.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Deloitte Risk Advisory Pty Ltd (16 May 2017). "Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation trading as Synergy, Electricity Generation Licence (EGL7), 2017 Asset Management System Review Report" (PDF). Economic Regulation Authority. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ South West Development Commission. "Energy". Government of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b Government of Western Australia (4 June 1999). "Official opening of the Collie Power Station". Government of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ Beckwith Environmental Planning Pty Ltd (June 2007). "Upper Collie Water Management Plan Issue Scoping Report" (PDF). Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) Database v3.0". Center for Global Development. July 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2018.