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.

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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.[1] In Late March 2010 CS Energy announced it would close the Swanbank B power station by 2012.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Stanwell Corp Ltd
  • Parent company: Stanwell
  • Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
  • Coordinates: -27.6605357, 152.8128991 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2010-12)[3]
  • Gross capacity: 500 MW (Units 1-4: 125 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1970-73
  • Coal type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. CS Energy, "Swanbank B Power Station", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
  2. CS Energy, "Swanbank", CS Energy website, accessed June 2011.
  3. "Retirement of coal fired power stations, Interim report," Environment and Communications References Committee, The Senate, November 2016, Table 2.2

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