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This is a list of active power stations in Queensland, Australia. Candidates for this list must already be commissioned and capable of generating 1 MW or more of electricity.

Coal fired

Gladstone Power Station, Queensland's largest power station
Gladstone Power Station, Queensland's largest power station

These fossil fuel power stations burn coal to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. capacity (MW) Turbines Coal type Conveyance Mine type Cooling water Commission Year Refs
Callide B 700 2 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh 1988 [1][2]
Callide C 810 2 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh 2001 [1]
Gladstone 1680 6 bituminous rail open cut seawater 1976 [1]
Kogan Creek 750 1 bituminous conveyor open cut dry cooled 2007 [1]
Millmerran 852 2 bituminous conveyor open cut dry cooled 2002 [1]
Stanwell 1445 4 bituminous rail open cut fresh 1996 [1]
Tarong 1400 4 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh 1986 [3][1]
Tarong North 443 1 bituminous conveyor open cut fresh 2003 [1]

Gas turbine

Braemar Power Station, 2006
Oakey Power Station, 2016

These gas turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce. Combined cycle plants include an Open Cycle Gas Turbine, plus a Heat Recovery Steam Generator that uses waste heat from the gas turbine to make steam to drive a Steam Turbine.

Power station Max. capacity (MW) Turbines Fuel type Cycle Refs
Barcaldine 55 2 natural gas Combined
Braemar 502 3 coal seam gas Open
Bulwer Island, BP Refining 32 3 coal seam gas Combined
Condamine 144 3 coal seam gas Combined
Darling Downs 630 4 coal seam gas Combined
Diamantina 242 4(gas) 2(steam) coal seam gas Combined
Leichhardt 60 1 coal seam gas Open
Mackay Gas Turbine 34 1 oil Open
Mica Creek 318 12 natural gas Combined
Mount Stuart 414 3 diesel Open
Oakey 282 2 natural gas / diesel Open [6]
Phosphate Hill 42 9 natural gas Combined
Roma 80 2 natural gas Open
Swanbank E 385 1 natural gas/coal seam gas Combined [7]
Tarong Gas Turbine 15 1 diesel Open
Townsville 242 2 natural gas / coal seam gas Combined [8]

Gas (reciprocating)

These power stations use gas combustion in reciprocating engines to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. capacity (MW) Engines Fuel type
Browns Plains 2.18 2 landfill gas
Cannington, BHP Minerals[9] 40.06 22 natural gas / diesel
Condamine 3 1 coal seam gas
Coominya, AFC Abattoirs 1.73 3 natural gas
Daandine 33 11 coal seam gas
Luggage Point, Myrtletown 3 2 sewage gas
Middlemount[10] 45 20 coal seam gas
Moranbah[11] 45 15 coal seam gas
Mt Isa XPS41 47.5 19 natural gas
Rochedale 3.3 3 landfill gas
Roghan Road 1.95 1 landfill gas
Stapylton 1 1 landfill gas
Suntown, Arundel 1 1 landfill gas
Swanbank B 7 1 landfill gas
Whitwood Road 1.1 1 landfill gas
Molendinar 0.7 1 landfill gas

Hydroelectric

Splityard Creek Dam is part of Wivenhoe Power Station

These hydroelectric power stations use the flow of water to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. capacity (MW) Turbines Pumped storage
Barron Gorge 66 2 no
Kareeya 88 4 no
Kareeya 5 7 1 no
Somerset Dam 3.2 1 no
Tinaroo Falls Dam 1.6 1 no
Wivenhoe 500 2 yes
Wivenhoe Small Hydro 4.7 1 no

Wind farms

Windy Hill Wind Farm, 2007

Main article: List of wind farms in Queensland

These Wind Farms use the power of wind to turn wind turbines to generate all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. capacity (MW) Turbines
Thursday Island 0.45 2
Mount Emerald Wind Farm 180 53
Windy Hill Wind Farm 12 20
Coopers Gap Wind Farm 453 123

Solar

Main article: List of solar farms in Queensland

These power stations convert light into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.

Power station Max. capacity (MW)
Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm 25
Clare Solar Farm 100[12]
Clermont Solar Farm 75
Collinsville Power Station 42
Darling Downs Solar Farm 110
Daydream Solar Farm 180[13]
Emerald Solar Park 68
Gatton Solar Research Facility 3.275
Hamilton Solar Farm 69[14]
Haughton Solar Farm 100
Hayman Solar Farm 60[15]
Kidston Solar Project 50
Lakeland Solar Farm 10.8
Lilyvale Solar Farm 100
Normanton Solar Farm 5
Ross River Solar Farm 148[16]
Sun Metals Solar Farm 150[16]
Sunshine Coast Solar Farm 15
Susan River Solar Farm 75
University of Queensland Solar 1.22
Weipa Solar Farm 1.7
Whitsunday Solar Farm 69[17]

Biomass combustion

These power stations burn biomass (biofuel) to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Max. capacity(MW) Turbines Fuel Type Conveyance
Babinda Sugar Mill, Decommissioned 0 1 bagasse on-site
Bingera Sugar Mill, Bundaberg Sugar 5 2 bagasse on-site
Farleigh Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 13 4 bagasse on-site
Gympie Coffee Manufacturing, Nestlé 16 1 coffee grounds and sawdust on-site
Inkerman Mill, Wilmar International 10 2 bagasse on-site
Invicta Mill, Wilmar International 38.8 1 bagasse on-site
Isis Central Sugar Mill 11.5 4 bagasse on-site
Kalamia Mill, Wilmar International 9 1 bagasse on-site
Macknade Mill, Wilmar International 8 2 bagasse on-site
Marian Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 18 3 bagasse on-site
Maryborough Sugar Factory, MSF Sugar Ltd. 4.75 3 bagasse on-site
Millaquin Sugar Mill, Bundaberg Sugar 5 3 bagasse on-site
Mossman Central Mill, Mackay Sugar 11.85 5 bagasse on-site
Mourilyan Sugar Mill, Decommissioned 0 5 bagasse on-site
Mulgrave Sugar Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 10.5 4 bagasse on-site
Pioneer Mill, Wilmar International 68 2 bagasse on-site
Pleystowe Mill, Decommissioned 0 2 bagasse on-site
Proserpine Sugar Mill, Wilmar International 20 4 bagasse on-site
Racecourse Mill, Mackay Sugar Ltd. 13.8 2 bagasse on-site
Rocky Point 30 1 bagasse, wood waste on-site, road
Stapylton 5 1 wood waste road
South Johnstone Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 19.3 3 bagasse on-site
Suncoast Gold Macadamias 1.5 1 crop waste on-site
Tableland Mill, MSF Sugar Ltd. 7 1 bagasse on-site
Tully Sugar Mill 21.4 5 bagasse on-site
Victoria Mill, Wilmar International 11.8 3 bagasse on-site
Visy Paper, Brisbane 2 1 black liquor on-site

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Callide Power Station". Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Tarong Coal Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Qld to close coal-fired power station a decade early". Australian Financial Review. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Transmission Annual Planning Report" (PDF). Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Completion of Oakey Power Station acquisition" (PDF). ERM Power. ERM Power. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Swanbank E CCGT Power Plant". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Townsville Gas Power Plant". RATCH Australia Corporation. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  9. ^ Remote Energy. Energy Developments. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
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  12. ^ "New Queensland solar farm complete and ramping up generation". 17 May 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Daydream Solar Farm". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Hamilton Solar Farm". Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Hayman Solar Farm". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Accreddited Power Stations 1 January 2018 – 31 August 2018". Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Whitsunday Solar Farm". 30 September 2018.