Mica Creek Power Station has supplied electricity to the region’s mining industry, as well as Mount Isa, Cloncurry and their surrounding communities, for more than 50 years.
In December 2014, a new power station was officially opened in Mount Isa. Customers of Mica Creek switched to the new power station when their power purchase agreements expired, with the exception of one mining customer. They will continue to receive power from Mica Creek until 2019.
Swanbank E Power Station is an efficient and advanced gas-fired power station, with a generating capacity of 385 MW.
The power station features the Alstom GT26 gas turbine, one of the largest gas turbines in Australia.
In December 2014, the power station was withdrawn from service for up to three years. We have sold the gas into the market rather than using it to generate electricity at the power station.
With subdued market conditions and increasing gas prices, we can earn more revenue from selling our gas than using it to generate electricity.