We own and operate a portfolio of electricity generation assets in Queensland. This includes two of the youngest and most efficient coal-fired power stations in Australia – Stanwell Power Station in Rockhampton and Tarong North Power Station in the South Burnett.

We are proud to generate the energy that powers Queensland lives and businesses.

We believe in affordable, reliable and clean energy and that’s why we are exploring new ways of producing electricity that enhances lives and protects the environment.

On 31 October 2019, ownership of our low and no emission power stations was transferred to CleanCo Queensland. This includes the gas-fired Swanbank E Power Station and the three Far North Queensland hydro facilities (Kareeya, Barron Gorge and Koombooloomba).

Under an agreement with CleanCo Queensland, we are providing operations, maintenance and corporate support services to these sites.

Coal

We own 40 per cent of Queensland’s low-cost, coal-fired generating capacity.

Our two major electricity generation assets are the 1460 MW coal-fired Stanwell Power Station located in Central Queensland and the 1843 MW coal-fired Tarong power stations in the South Burnett in Southern Queensland.

Stanwell Power Station

Stanwell Power Station is a highly-automated station and is recognised as one of the most efficient and economic coal-fired power stations in Australia.

The power station is located 22km west of Rockhampton, in Central Queensland.

Coal to fuel Stanwell Power Station comes from Curragh Mine in Central Queensland.

Tarong power stations

The Tarong power stations are one of Queensland’s largest electricity generating sites.

The site comprises five units: four units each capable of producing 350 MW and a single 443 MW advanced cycle coal-fired unit.

The 443 MW unit uses the latest technology, making it one of the most efficient coal units in Australia.

The Tarong power stations receive coal from the nearby Meandu Mine (which we also own) via a conveyor.

Gas

Mica Creek Power Station

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.

Diesel

Mackay Gas Turbine

The 34 MW Mackay Gas Turbine is a remote controlled generator that uses diesel oil for fuel.

The power station primarily participates in the frequency control markets of the National Electricity Market (NEM).  This means the Mackay Gas Turbine is occasionally required to generate in order to support the restoration of balance between demand and supply, which in turn brings system frequency back within its normal operating range. Dispatch of the Mackay Gas Turbine is usually triggered by a unit trip (loss of supply) somewhere in the NEM.

Water

Koombooloomba Dam

Koombooloomba Dam and Koombooloomba Hydro transferred to CleanCo as of 31 October, 2019.

Koombooloomba Dam is located near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland.

As of 5 December 2019, the water level at Koombooloomba Dam is 30.70 per cent.

Wivenhoe Small Hydro

Wivenhoe Small Hydro is located below Wivenhoe Dam’s five spillway slots and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The generator captures water released for other primary purposes without commanding dedicated water releases.