Stanwell Corporation is a Queensland Government owned energy company.

We are a major provider of electricity to Queensland, the National Electricity Market and large energy users, our customers, throughout Australia.

We own and operate Stanwell Power Station west of Rockhampton, the Tarong power stations and Meandu Mine near Kingaroy, and Mica Creek Power Station near Mount Isa.

As a company that operates gas and coal-fired power stations, it is Stanwell’s job right now to keep providing reliable electricity at prices that are affordable as the industry transitions to a lower carbon future.

We can ramp generation from our coal-fired power stations up and down as needed, to let solar generation shine in the middle of the day, and still provide the electricity people need in the mornings and evenings. We keep the lights on for our customers.

We can deliver lower cost energy as we own two of the most efficient coal-fired power stations in Australia. Our Meandu Mine provides affordable fuel for our Tarong power stations, and we have long-term coal deals in place to fuel Stanwell Power Station near Rockhampton.

While providing reliable and affordable energy for today, we are also exploring new generation and storage technologies that will help reduce emissions for tomorrow.

Contributing to Queensland’s economy

We have a variety of income sources which allow us to achieve the best possible returns for our owners, the people of Queensland.

We sell wholesale electricity and we have an electricity retail business Stanwell Energy, whose customers are large commercial and industrial energy users.

All of Stanwell’s profits are paid to the Queensland Government as an annual dividend to help fund services such as schools and hospitals.

Since 2011, Stanwell has delivered more than $2 billion to the Queensland Government through dividends paid each year.

Delivering jobs for Queensland

At Stanwell, we value a diverse and inclusive culture, where we attract, employ and develop a wide group of people who share our values and want to make a difference.

Stanwell employs 700 direct employees, 400 indirect employees (Meandu Mine), and a number of contractors who provide support for site services and unit outages. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is included, treated fairly, respected and given the opportunity to be the best they can be.

We aim to make a difference in the communities we operate in

At Stanwell, we understand that our ability to generate electricity is, in large part, dependent on the support of the communities in which we operate, so we work directly with community leaders to help them achieve the priorities which are most important to their regions

Since 2012, we have also given almost $2.4 million to local community groups in the Rockhampton and South Burnett regions, to contribute to projects which deliver a long-term benefits for our host communities.

Stanwell’s values – we care, we adapt and we deliver – are integral to our culture

Our values drive the expected behaviours of our people – leaders, employees and contractors.

They also influence how we engage with customers, suppliers, partners and our local communities. Together, they guide how we think, make decisions and act on a day-to-day basis at Stanwell.

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