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 January 2018, the power station was returned to service after being in cold storage for three years. The decision to return Swanbank E Power Station ensures there is additional generation in the market to meet the demand for electricity.