Callide power station
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Callide power station is a 1,620-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Biloela, Queensland.
Background on Plant
The Callide power station is located 18 kilometres east of Biloela in central Queensland and comprises Calldie A, B, and C plants. Callide A was originally constructed in 1965; one of its 30MW units was recommissioned to become home of the Callide Oxyfuel Project. The 2 x 350MW Callide B plant was commissioned in 1989, while the 2 x 460MW supercritical Callide C plant was commissioned in 2001.
The plant underwent an A$49 million program of overhaul and maintenance that was scheduled to last from September 2018 to December 2018.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) estimates that Callide-B will operate for the duration of its 50-year life cycle, or until 2039.
However, in October 2019 it was reported Callide-B will now close in 2028, not 2039 as originally planned.
- Sponsor: CS Energy Corp Ltd
- Parent company: CS Energy
- Location: Biloela, Queensland, Australia
- Coordinates: -24.3441024, 150.6187458 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 1,620 MW (Callide-B Units 1 & 2: 350 MW; Callide-C Units 1 & 2: 460 MW)
- Type: Subcritical (Callide-B), Supercritical (Callide-C)
- In service: 1989 (Callide-B), 2001 (Callide-C)
- Coal type: Sub-bituminous
- Coal source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- CS Energy, "Callide", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
- Callide power station to undergo $49 million overhaul, Central Telegraph, Sep. 3, 2018
- 2018 Integrated System Plan, AEMO, Jul. 17, 2018
- "Qld to close coal-fired power station a decade early," Financial Review, Oct. 7, 2019
Related SourceWatch articles
- Stanwell Corporation, "Stanwell Power Station", Stanwell Corporation, October 2008.