Eraring at a glance
Eraring Power Station is a black coal-fired power station. It's located in NSW on the shores of Lake Macquarie, approximately 120 km north of Sydney and 40 km south of Newcastle.
The station comprises four 720 MW coal fired generator units and one 42 MW diesel generator. This gives it an overall generating capacity of 2,922 MW and makes it Australia’s largest power station. It accounts for approximately 25% of New South Wales’ power requirements.
Fully commissioned in 1984, Eraring was acquired from the NSW Government by Origin in 2013. It is our only coal fired power station.
Under the 5 pillars of our decarbonisation strategy, Origin has committed to a cleaner, smarter energy future. We've set targets to reduce our carbon emissions and increase our renewables and storage capacity. We've also committed to exit coal-fired generation by 2032.
We anticipate the replacement of Eraring’s capacity will be from a combination of renewables, battery storage and gas.
Until that time, Eraring remains crucial to the security, reliability and affordability of power supply in the NEM.