Millmerran Power Station
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Millmerran power station is an 880-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Millmerran, Queensland.
Background on Plant
The Millmerran Power Station is an 880 MW coal-fired power station near the town of Millmerran on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. The plant is an air-cooled supercitical design which the company states uses 10% less coal and 90% less water than conventional coal plants.
Intergen states that the Millmerran Operating Company "employs 50 people directly and 150 people indirectly when coal mine employees and other sub-contractors are included." Coal for the power station is sourced from the adjacent Commodore mine. InterGen is owned jointly by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and China Huaneng Group/Guandong Yudean Group.
In November 2019 the plant was chosen by the Australia Coal Association's Coal21 fund as the site of a planned integrated carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project. The project would cost an estimated A$150 million.
- Sponsor: Millmerran Power Management Pty Ltd
- Parent company: China Huaneng, Intergen
- Location: Millmerran, Queensland, Australia
- Coordinates: -27.9606961, 151.2793012 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 880 MW (Units 1 & 2: 440 MW)
- Type: Supercritical
- In service: 2002-03
- Coal type:
- Coal source: Commodore mine
- Source of financing: KDB Infrastructure Investment Asset Management Co. Ltd. (KIAMCO, Korea - US$62 million)
Articles and resources
- Intergen, "Millmerran", Intergen website, accessed April 2016
- Coal-fired power stations caused surge in airborne mercury pollution, study finds, The Guardian, Apr. 3, 2018
- National Pollutant Inventory, Australian Government, accessed November 2018
- Australian carbon capture hub receives funding, Gas World, Nov. 19, 2019
- Joojin Kim and Soyoung Lee, “Financing Dirty Energy: How Korean Public Financial Institutions Support Coal Power,” SFOC, Jan 2018