Cherokee Tepko power station

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Cherokee Tepko power station is a proposed 250-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the state of South Australia, Australia.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Tepko, the state of South Australia, Australia.

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Planning for a new 250MW gas-fired power plant began in 2010.[2]

In April 2017, an unnamed developer representing the Cherokee Tepko power station put in a bid for construction of a new gas-fired power plant with the South Australian government.[3] Speculation led some to think Tepko would win,[1] but South Australia's budget does not mention new construction anywhere.[4] The project never materialized due to "falling demand for electricity and the rise of rooftop solar panels" and is therefore considered cancelled.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent company: South Australian government[1]
  • Location: Tepko, the state of South Australia, Australia
  • Coordinates: -34.9736, 139.2043 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (cancelled): 250 MW[2]
    • Gas turbine unit: 250 MW (no start-up date)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Peri Strathearn, South Australia's gas power plant may be built at Tepko, between Mannum and Murray Bridge, Murray Valley Standard, June 16 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tom Coull, Riverland to power up, ABC Riverland, 26 November 26, 2010.
  3. Emmalie Balnaves-Gale, Developer applies to build South Australia's gas power plant at Tepko, Murray Valley Standard, April 13 2017.
  4. Volume 2, SA state government website, accessed Nov 15, 2019.
  5. SAPGen plans $650m, 422-megawatt Summerfield gas power plant at Tepko, near Mannum, South Australia, Neracoorte Herald, January 30 2020.