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This is a list of proposed power stations in the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia currently has 11 proposed fossil power plants, 42 proposed renewable plants, and 8 others.

Fossil fuelled

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Status Notes
SA Kingston[1] Hybrid Energy 36°48′S 139°48′E / 36.8°S 139.8°E / -36.8; 139.8 (Check) 300 Cancelled[2] Brown coal
SA Arckaringa Altona Resources 27°30′S 135°30′E / 27.5°S 135.5°E / -27.5; 135.5 (estimate) 560[3] Cancelled[2] Coal to liquid, proposed to have CCS[4]
NSW Redbank 2 [5] Altona Resources 27°36′S 152°52′E / 27.60°S 152.86°E / -27.60; 152.86 (estimate) 151 Cancelled[6] Coal tailings-fired power station
SA Reeves Plains[7] Alinta Energy 34°30′14″S 138°36′40″E / 34.504°S 138.611°E / -34.504; 138.611 300 Approved To be supplied from Moomba-Adelaide gas pipeline
QLD ZeroGen Government of Queensland[8] 23°22′S 150°31′E / 23.37°S 150.51°E / -23.37; 150.51 (estimate) 300 Cancelled[9] Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) with carbon capture and storage (CCS)
QLD Spring Gully [10] Origin Energy 25°26′46″S 150°00′25″E / 25.446°S 150.007°E / -25.446; 150.007 (estimate) 1000 Possibly abandoned Combined-cycle gas-fired power station. First 500 MW stage was planned to be operational in 2008,[11] but as of 2019 has not been built and is no longer on the Origin Energy website.
WA Bluewaters 3 & 4[12] Griffin Energy 416 On hold Fuel is thermal coal. Project delayed due to decreasing demand.[13]
WA Coolimba[14] Aviva Corporation Ltd and AES, sold to Westgen 29°56′56″S 115°12′47″E / 29.949°S 115.213°E / -29.949; 115.213 (estimate)[15] 450 Rejected[16] Fuel is sub-bituminous coal
VIC Shaw River[17] Santos 38°11′02″S 142°06′40″E / 38.184°S 142.111°E / -38.184; 142.111 (estimate) 1500 Abandoned[18] Gas
VIC Tarrone [19] AGL 38°10′52″S 142°10′48″E / 38.181°S 142.180°E / -38.181; 142.180 920 On hold[20] Gas peaking
SA Quarantine Power Station Expansion Origin Energy 160/180 Proposed Includes an LPG import/storage terminal

Nuclear

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
JBT Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Plant EnergyAustralia 35°08′02″S 150°45′27″E / 35.133841°S 150.757424°E / -35.133841; 150.757424[21] 500 1969-71 Cancelled

Hydro

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
QLD Burdekin Hydro Stanwell Corporation 20°38′37″S 147°08′17″E / 20.6435°S 147.138°E / -20.6435; 147.138 37 Proposed [22]
QLD Kidston Pumped Hydro (using former Kidston Gold Mine) Genex Power 19°05′00″S 144°07′26″E / 19.0833°S 144.124°E / -19.0833; 144.124 250 Expected 2024 Pre-construction [23]
SA Goat Hill Pumped Hydro Altura Group/Delta Electricity 230 Expected late 2022 Proposed At Lincoln Gap, 12 km west of Port Augusta using fresh water[24]
SA Cultana Pumped Hydro Project EnergyAustralia and Arup Group 32°35′S 137°44′E / 32.59°S 137.73°E / -32.59; 137.73 (Cultana)[25] 225 Proposed for 2023 Proposed, pending investment decision Using seawater[26]
SA Highbury Pumped Hydro Tilt Renewables 34°51′S 138°44′E / 34.85°S 138.74°E / -34.85; 138.74 (Highbury) 300 Cancelled[27] Using a former quarry[28]
SA Baroota pumped hydro Rise Renewables 32°55′S 138°04′E / 32.92°S 138.06°E / -32.92; 138.06 (Baroota) 200–270 Proposed Baroota Reservoir 40 km northeast of Port Pirie[29]
SA Middleback Pumped Hydro GFG Alliance 33°15′S 137°07′E / 33.25°S 137.11°E / -33.25; 137.11 (Middleback) 1000 Proposed Iron Duchess mine[30]
SA Kanmantoo mine AGL Energy 35°05′S 139°01′E / 35.09°S 139.01°E / -35.09; 139.01 (Kanmantoo) 250 Plans dropped in February 2020 Cancelled[31] [32][33]

Biomass

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
TAS Bell Bay Pulp Mill[34] Gunns 41°09′18″S 146°55′12″E / 41.155°S 146.92°E / -41.155; 146.92 180 2013 Cancelled Pulp Mill Biomass
SA Yorke Biomass Energy Project Yorke Biomass Energy Pty Ltd 15 Proposed Will use straw as fuel
SA Edinburgh Parks Bioreactor Plant Stage 1 DeLorean Energy 8 2020 Proposed Converts food waste into Methane gas
SA Edinburgh Parks Bioreactor Plant Stage 2 DeLorean Energy 7 2021 Proposed Converts food waste into Methane gas
QLD Ingham Integrated Energy Facility North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation Limited 115 June 2021 Proposed [35]

Landfill gas

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
NSW Woodlawn Bioreactor (units 7 to 12) [34] EnergyAustralia 6 Q3, 2015 to Q4, 2021 Proposed Landfill gas
NSW Woodlawn Bioreactor (units 4 to 6) [34] EnergyAustralia 3 Q4 2011 to Q2 2014 Proposed Landfill gas
NSW Club Merrylands [34] Energy Response 0.8 Q4 2011 to Q2 2014 Proposed Liquid fuel

Wind

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
QLD Kennedy Wind Farm Windlab 21°S 145°E / 21°S 145°E / -21; 145 750 Proposed [36]
QLD Crows Nest AGL Energy 27°13′S 151°57′E / 27.217°S 151.950°E / -27.217; 151.950 200 Proposed
QLD Archer Point 15°34′S 145°18′E / 15.567°S 145.300°E / -15.567; 145.300 120 Proposed [37]
QLD Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm Lacour Energy 22°39′25″S 149°24′14″E / 22.657°S 149.404°E / -22.657; 149.404 800 Expected late 2022 Proposed Joint Solar / Wind Project. Battery Storage[38]
TAS TasWind Hydro Tasmania 39°52′S 143°59′E / 39.867°S 143.983°E / -39.867; 143.983 600 Abandoned [39]
TAS Western Plains Wind Farm Epuron 40°43′26″S 145°15′40″E / 40.724°S 145.261°E / -40.724; 145.261 40 Proposed 13 turbines.[40]
QLD Forest Wind CleanSight and Siemens Financial Services 25°46′34″S 152°47′42″E / 25.776°S 152.795°E / -25.776; 152.795 1200 Proposed [41][42][43]
QLD Forsayth Wind Farm Infigen Energy 18°29′56″S 143°35′31″E / 18.499°S 143.592°E / -18.499; 143.592 75 Proposed [44]
QLD High Road Wind Farm RATCH-Australia 17°36′S 145°28′E / 17.60°S 145.47°E / -17.60; 145.47 80 Proposed [45]
QLD Kaban Green Power Hub Neoen 17°34′S 145°24′E / 17.56°S 145.40°E / -17.56; 145.40 130 Proposed 100MW of battery storage[46]
QLD Lakeland Wind Farm Windlab 15°48′S 144°48′E / 15.8°S 144.8°E / -15.8; 144.8 100 Proposed
QLD Archer Point Wind Farm Wind Power Queensland 15°48′S 144°48′E / 15.8°S 144.8°E / -15.8; 144.8 240 Proposed
TAS Cattle Hill Wind Farm Goldwind Australia 42°09′04″S 146°41′17″E / 42.151°S 146.688°E / -42.151; 146.688 144 Under construction [47]
TAS Granville Harbour Wind Farm Palisade Investment Partners 41°48′07″S 145°03′22″E / 41.802°S 145.056°E / -41.802; 145.056 112 Under construction [48]
TAS Robbins Island Wind Farm[49] UPC Renewables 40°41′06″S 144°55′34″E / 40.685°S 144.926°E / -40.685; 144.926 340 (Stage 1) Proposed Up to 340 in stage 1, 1000 later[49]
WA Asian Renewable Energy Hub[50] Macquarie Group, CWP Energy Asia, Intercontinental Energy, Vestas[51] 20°S 121°E / 20°S 121°E / -20; 121 (Asian Renewable Energy Park) 2600 2028 (first exports)[52] Proposed; environmental approval Solar/wind to create green hydrogen, ammonia[50][53]

Solar

State Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity in MW Commissioning date Status Notes
QLD Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm Lacour Energy 22°39′25″S 149°24′14″E / 22.657°S 149.404°E / -22.657; 149.404 200-400 Proposed Joint Solar / Wind Project. Battery Storage[38]
QLD Bulli Creek Solar Farm Solar Choice

Sun Edison

27°59′46″S 150°51′18″E / 27.996°S 150.855°E / -27.996; 150.855 2000 Proposed Could become largest solar farm in the world when constructed.[54]
QLD Munna Creek Solar Farm Renewable Energy System Technologies 25°52′S 152°28′E / 25.87°S 152.46°E / -25.87; 152.46 120 Proposed [55]
QLD Moranbah Solar Farm Adani 170 Proposed [55]
QLD Oakey Solar Farm (Stage 2) Oakey 1 AssetCo Pty Ltd 55 Proposed [55]
QLD Childers Solar Farm ESCO Pacific 80 Proposed [55]
QLD Rollingstone Solar Farm ESCO Pacific 110 Proposed [55]
QLD Aramara Solar Farm Eco Energy World Australia 140 Proposed [55]
QLD Kidston II Genex Power 270 Proposed
NSW Jemalong Solar Farm Genex Power 33°24′29″S 147°38′49″E / 33.40806°S 147.64694°E / -33.40806; 147.64694 (Jemalong) 50 2021[56] Under construction
SA Snowtown North Tilt Renewables 45 Proposed
WA Waddi[57] Tilt Renewables 50 Proposed
NSW Beryl Solar Farm New Energy Solar 100 June 2019 Complete[58] 5 km west of Gulgong
NSW Suntop Solar Farm Photon Energy 32°35′24″S 148°49′50″E / 32.5899°S 148.8305°E / -32.5899; 148.8305 170 Proposed
NSW Darlington Point Edify Energy 34°40′23″S 146°01′37″E / 34.673°S 146.027°E / -34.673; 146.027 300 Under construction
SA Cultana Solar Farm Simec Energy Australia 32°57′S 137°35′E / 32.95°S 137.59°E / -32.95; 137.59 280 Expected end of 2020 Proposed To be built (EPC) by Shanghai Electric as the first stage of a plan to power heavy industry with renewable energy.[59]
SA Bungama Solar Farm EPS Energy 33°11′S 138°05′E / 33.19°S 138.09°E / -33.19; 138.09 280 Expected 2025[60] Proposed East of Port Pirie[61]
SA Pallamana Solar Farm[62] RES 35°05′S 139°12′E / 35.08°S 139.20°E / -35.08; 139.20 (Pallamana) 176 Expected Mid 2021 Proposed Pallamana northwest of Murray Bridge. Received planning consent 23 July 2019.[63]
WA Asian Renewable Energy Hub[64] Macquarie Group, CWP Energy Asia, Intercontinental Energy, Vestas[51] 20°S 121°E / 20°S 121°E / -20; 121 (Asian Renewable Energy Park) up to 3.5GW[51] Possibly 2026[64] Proposed Undersea cable to southeast Asia and local mining industry intended as customers. Combined with wind farm.

See also

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