Darling Downs Power Station, QLD
GENERATION CAPACITY: 630 MW
Our Darling Downs Power Station in Queensland is one of the country’s most efficient baseload power stations, running on coal seam gas from reserves in the Surat Basin.
Roma Power Station, QLD
GENERATION CAPACITY: 74 MW
The Roma Power Station is a peaking power station and was built and commissioned by the energy business of Boral in 1999, which became Origin in 2000.
Mortlake Power Station, VIC
GENERATION CAPACITY: 550 MW
Mortlake Power Station is the largest gas-fired power station in Victoria. The peaking power station is powered by gas from the Otway Basin.
Ladbroke Grove Power Station, SA
GENERATION CAPACITY: 80 MW
Ladbroke Grove Power Station is a natural gas-fired peaking power station which became operational in 2000.
Quarantine Power Station, SA
GENERATION CAPACITY: 216 MW
Our largest peaking power station in South Australia, Quarantine Power Station on Torrens Island shares the uninhabited stretch of land with a conservation park. It opened with four turbines in 2002 and a 2009 expansion more than doubled its capacity.
Uranquinty Power Station, NSW
GENERATION CAPACITY: 640 MW
Uranquinty is one of Australia's largest and most efficient gas-fired peaking power stations.
What is baseload power?
Baseload power stations give us the reliable and relatively low-cost steady supply of power that we use every day and every night.
What is peaking power?
There are times when the demand for electricity is at its highest. Our scorching Australian summers or cold winter nights may stretch the power system to its limits. This is when we need the support of peaking power stations.
Eraring Power Station, NSW
GENERATION CAPACITY: 2,880 MW
Eraring Power Station is Australia’s largest power station, and our only coal-fired power station. Acquired in 2013, it is one of the most efficient and lowest carbon-intensity black coal-fired power stations in Australia.
Mt Stuart Power Station, QLD
GENERATION CAPACITY: 414 MW
Operational since 1999, Mt Stuart is North Queensland's largest power station, designed to generate electricity at peak times. Mt Stuart uses an open-cycle gas turbine system in which the three turbines are fuelled by Kerosene - the same fuel that powers jet engines. The power generated goes into the NEM which covers Australia’s eastern and southern states.
Cullerin Range Wind Farm, NSW
GENERATION CAPACITY: 30 MW
We own and operate the Cullerin Range Wind Farm capturing wind energy using turbines. In producing 100 percent renewable power from the wind, Cullerin Range will help avoid the production of approximately 84,000 tonnes of carbon annually3.
Bendigo and Ballarat Solar Parks, VIC
GENERATION CAPACITY: 300 kW
In 2009, the Central Victoria Solar City Program brought together a consortium of local authorities and businesses to develop the Bendigo and Ballarat Solar Parks which generate a total of 710 MWh of power per year2.
Shoalhaven Hydro Pump Storage Scheme, NSW
GENERATION CAPACITY: 240 MW
Shoalhaven Pump Storage Scheme consists of two pumped storage hydropower stations at Kangaroo Valley and Bendeela in the Shoalhaven area. Water used to generate electricity during peak demand periods is pumped back, during lower demand periods, to storage headponds above each station ready for when power generation is next required. The facility is also used to supply water to Sydney during times of drought.
Dandenong Cogeneration Plant, VIC
GENERATION CAPACITY: 120 MW
In partnership with Places Victoria, the Victorian State Government’s Urban Renewal Authority, Origin established Australia’s first urban distributed energy precinct using cogeneration technology. Cogeneration engines are housed within a purpose built ‘Energy Centre’ in the heart of the precinct. The facility generates electricity from gas fired generators and the waste heat produced in this process is then captured to heat water and provide heating and/or cooling to buildings within the precinct.
Bulwer Island Cogeneration Plant, QLD
Generation capacity: 32 MW
As part of the Bulwer Island Energy Partnership, this plant supplies power and steam to the nearby BP Refinery. Bulwer is jointly owned by Origin and Canada’s ATCO Power.
Worsley Cogeneration Plant, WA
Generation capacity: 120 MW
Worsley Cogeneration Plant provides steam and power to the Worsley Alumina Refinery and electricity to Western Power Corporation. Worsley is jointly owned by Origin and Verve Energy.
Osborne Cogeneration Plant, SA
GENERATION CAPACITY: 180 MW
With both baseload and peaking capacity, Osborne provides electricity to the National Electricity Market. Osborne is jointly owned by Origin and ATCO Power, and Origin contracts 100% of the output.
- Origin’s generation capacity is 6,010 MW. compared with the National Electricity Market’s generation capacity of 45,000 MW. Sourced from The Australian Energy Regulator’s Generation Capacity and Peak Demand, http://www.aer.gov.au/node/9772
- Based on 2013/2014 generation figures from the Solar Parks
- Based on generation of 96,000 MWh in FY13 and energy usage per residential customer of 5.95 MWh per annum. Source: Ausgrid FY13 Average Electricity Use.