Swanbank-B power station
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Swanbank-B power station was a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia. The plant was retired in 2010-12.
The map below shows the former location of the plant, near Ipswich, Queensland.
Background on Plant
The Swanbank-B power station was located nine kilometres from Ipswich in Southeast Queensland. The Swanbank power station comprised the coal-fired Swanbank-B power station and the gas-fired Swanbank-E power station. The Swanbank-B power station was commissioned between 1970 and 1973 and comprised four 125 megawatt generating units. In Late March 2010 CS Energy announced it would close the Swanbank B power station by 2012.
- Sponsor: Stanwell Corp Ltd
- Parent company: Stanwell
- Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
- Coordinates: -27.6605357, 152.8128991 (exact)
- Status: Retired (2010-12)
- Gross capacity: 500 MW (Units 1-4: 125 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1970-73
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- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- CS Energy, "Swanbank B Power Station", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
- CS Energy, "Swanbank", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
- "Retirement of coal fired power stations, Interim report," Environment and Communications References Committee, The Senate, November 2016, Table 2.2