Eraring Power Station

Key Facts:

  • Total capacity of 2,880MW
  • Consists of four 720 MW turbo generators
  • Australia's largest power station
  • Plays an important role in maintaining reliable electricity supply to millions of Australians


At 2,880 MW, Eraring Power Station is the largest power station in Australia. Fuelled by black coal, it is a highly efficient and flexible power station that plays a crucial role in maintaining a reliable supply of electricity to NSW.


Construction of Eraring Power Station started in 1977. The first generating unit went into service in 1982, the second and third units in 1983, and the fourth unit was commissioned in 1984.


Eraring Power Station is on the western shore of Lake Macquarie, 30km south-west of Newcastle.

Map of Eraring Power Station

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Origin is a proud supporter of the local community around Eraring Power Station. Key local partnerships have included the Dora Creek Rural Fire Service, Hunter Valley Research Foundation and Toronto/Morisset Meals on Wheels.


Publication of Eraring Power Station emissions monitoring data as per Section 66 of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act

EPA Monitoring Data Janurary 2015 

Environment Monitoring Data archive

The Eraring Power Station Environmental Policy conforms to the requirements of AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan 

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