Kogan Creek power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kogan Creek power station is a 750-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.


The satellite image below shows the location of the plant, near Brigalow, Queensland.

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Background on Plant

Kogan Creek power station is a single-unit coal-fired power plant with a capacity of 750 MW. The plant was completed in 2007, and is owned by CS Energy.[1] An A$90 million overhaul of the plant was conducted between July 2019 and September 2019.[2]

Kogan Creek is most unreliable unit in National Energy Market

An analysis by the Australia Institute of two years’ data has found that the Kogan Creek coal plant was the most unreliable unit in the National Energy Market (NEM). The NEM covers the bulk of Australian electricity grid except for Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The Kogan Creek plant, a supercritical coal plant commissioned in 2007, suffered 13 breakdowns. The institute found that between mid-December 2017 and the end of 2019 there were 185 breakdowns at coal power stations in the NEM; 65 of them were at Queensland plants.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: CS Energy Corp Ltd
  • Parent company: CS Energy
  • Location: Brigalow, Queensland, Australia
  • Coordinates: -26.9178813, 150.7507382 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 750 MW (single-unit)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2007
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Kogan Creek mine
  • Source of financing:

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