Quarantine Power Station, SA
Generation capacity: 224 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.
Publication of Uranquinty Power Station environmental monitoring data as per Section 66 of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act.
Annual Air Monitoring Data (PDF 11 kB)
Stormwater pond monitoring 2016 (PDF 28 kB)
CEMs NOx Load report summary (PDF 15 kB)
Operational environmental plan (PDF 2.0 mB)
Emergency response plan (PDF 1.1 mB)
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 more emissions-efficient black coal-fired power stations in Australia.
For enquiries or complaints call (02) 4973 0700
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.
The Shoalhaven Pollution Incident Response Management Plan has been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plans) Regulation 2012.
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.