Stanwell Power Station trips, as designed, following system event

25 May 2021

A system event in the National Electricity Market caused three generation units at Stanwell Corporation’s (Stanwell) Stanwell Power Station, near Rockhampton, to trip from 365 megawatt (MW) to 16 MW, as they were designed to do when faced with a significant grid event.

Stanwell Power Station operates four generation units, but one was already offline for planned maintenance.

Stanwell is working with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Powerlink to gradually ramp the units back up to required capacity as demand returns to the grid.

Stanwell’s Tarong power stations, in the South Burnett region, are still operating.

Stanwell regularly participates in reduced load exercises to ensure its preparedness for such an event, to ensure our systems are secure and integrated.

Further information will be provided as soon as it is available on our website and social media channels.


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