Tarong Energy
TypePublic
IndustryEnergy
Headquarters
Brisbane
,
Australia
Area served
Queensland
ProductsElectricity
Number of employees
570
ParentStanwell Corporation

Tarong Energy was an electricity generation company in Australia. It was fully owned by the Queensland Government, and had a portfolio of generating sites using thermal coal and hydroelectric power in Queensland. Following a review by the Treasurer of Queensland of the state's electricity sector in 2010, the assets of Tarong Energy were split between Stanwell Corporation and CS Energy on 1 July 2011. Tarong Energy as an entity became a subsidiary of Stanwell Corporation.[1] The restructure was made to save costs.

The company supplied roughly one quarter of Queensland's electricity supply. Energy was sourced from Tarong Power Station, Tarong North Power Station and Wivenhoe Power Station in Queensland.

Tarong Power Station is the major employer in the South Burnett region.[2] The company has been working on post-combustion emission capture technologies in an effort to reduce the impacts of climate change.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Smooth transition into new structure for Queensland Government Gencos". Press Release. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ "USQ study shows Tarong Energy's contribution to South Burnett economy". Media Release. University of Southern Queensland. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  3. ^ Stephen Robertson (20 August 2009). "New conditions for coal-fired power to underpin clean energy future". My Sunshine Coast Life. Retrieved 23 August 2009.