Stanwell is a Queensland Government-owned energy business.

We are an electricity generator. We own and operate Stanwell Power Station west of Rockhampton, the Tarong power stations and Meandu Mine near Kingaroy.

Our people work hard every day to generate electricity to keep the lights on in Queensland and power jobs and industry.

We sell electricity to large commercial and industrial customers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT.

We’ve contributed to Queensland’s economic growth over decades through job creation and investment and powering industry.

We employ 700 direct employees, 400 indirect employees (at our Meandu Mine), and thousands of contractors who provide support for our site services and unit outages. 

In January 2020, Piper Alderman launched a class action against Stanwell and another Queensland Government owned energy company, CS Energy. 

The proposed class action is opportunistic and entrepreneurial, funded by an international litigation funder.

We strongly refute Piper Alderman’s allegations.

We have acted in accordance with the extensive rules which govern the National Electricity Market, and we have always been transparent in our trading activities. Stanwell will vigorously defend the class action in court, which will likely be a long and complex process.

We are proud of the hard work our people do every day to generate electricity which keeps the lights on and powers jobs and industry in Queensland.

Michael O’Rourke, Chief Executive Officer

Read our class action fact sheet.

Read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the class action.