Callide power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1]

The plant underwent an A$49 million program of overhaul and maintenance that was scheduled to last from September 2018 to December 2018.[2]

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) estimates that Callide-B will operate for the duration of its 50-year life cycle, or until 2039.[3]

However, in October 2019 it was reported Callide-B will now close in 2028, not 2039 as originally planned.[4]

Plant Details

  • 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


  1. CS Energy, "Callide", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
  2. Callide power station to undergo $49 million overhaul, Central Telegraph, Sep. 3, 2018
  3. 2018 Integrated System Plan, AEMO, Jul. 17, 2018
  4. "Qld to close coal-fired power station a decade early," Financial Review, Oct. 7, 2019

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