List of power stations in South Australia

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Pelican Point Power Station

This is a list of active power stations in South Australia, Australia. Candidates for this list must already be commissioned and capable of generating 1 MW or more of electricity.

Coal fired[edit]

The following fossil fuel power stations previously burned coal to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Playford B, as of October 2015, ceased operation permanently, having been out of operation since 2012.[1]

Northern, as of May 2016, ceased operation permanently.[2] As a result, there is no longer any operational Coal Fired power plant in South Australia.

Gas turbine[edit]

These gas turbine power stations use gas combustion to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Turbines Fuel type Combined cycle
Coopers Brewer (Regency Park) AGL Energy 4.4 1 natural gas yes
Dry Creek Synergen Power 156 3 natural gas no
Hallett Energy Australia 180 12 natural gas/diesel yes[3]
Ladbroke Grove Origin Energy 80 2 natural gas no
Mintaro Synergen Power 90 1 natural gas no
Osborne Osborne Cogeneration 180 2 natural gas yes
Port Lincoln Synergen Power 73.5 3[3] diesel no
Quarantine Origin Energy 224 5 natural gas no
Pelican Point Engie 478 3 natural gas yes
Snuggery Synergen Power 63 3 diesel no
Whyalla Steelworks Liberty OneSteel 8.4 2 natural gas no
Temporary Generation North[3] (former Holden site) SA Government 154 5 diesel no
Temporary Generation South[3](Adelaide Desalination Plant) SA Government 123 4 diesel no

The two "temporary generation" facilities were introduced by the South Australian government before the 2017-18 summer season using General Electric gas turbine generators. They are intended to be used only in extreme circumstances to support the grid following two widespread blackouts in 2016. They are installed at the sites of the former Holden factory in Elizabeth South and the Adelaide Desalination Plant at Lonsdale.[4]

Gas (thermal)[edit]

These power stations use gas combustion to power steam turbines that generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Turbines Fuel type
Torrens Island AGL Energy 1,280 8 natural gas
Whyalla Steelworks Liberty OneSteel 57.5 3 Coke Ovens and Blast Furnace Gas/Oil

Reciprocating engines[edit]

These power stations use reciprocating engines to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Engines Fuel type
Angaston Snowy Hydro 50 30 diesel
Barker Inlet AGL 210 12 Natural gas and diesel
Lonsdale Snowy Hydro 21 18 diesel
Port Stanvac Snowy Hydro 58 36 diesel
Kangaroo Island power station[5] SA Power Networks 6 3 diesel
Blue Lake Milling Power Plant[3] Vibe Energy 1 1 diesel
Tatiara Meats Bordertown Vibe Energy 1 1 diesel
Pedler Creek Landfill 3 3 Landfill gas
Wingfield landfill Energy Developments 8 8 Landfill gas
Bolivar waste water treatment plant SA Water 9.9 4 sewerage gas[3]


These hydroelectric power stations use the flow of water to generate some or all of the electricity they produce.

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Turbines Pumped storage
Terminal Storage Mini Hydro Hydro Tasmania/SA Water 3 1 no

Wind farms[edit]

Power Station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Notes
Canunda Wind Farm Engie/Mitsui 46
Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm EnergyAustralia/Acciona 66
Clements Gap Wind Farm Pacific Hydro 58
Coober Pedy 0.15
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 1 - Brown Hill AGL Energy 94.5
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 2 - Hallett Hill AGL Energy 71.4
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 4 - North Brown Hill AGL Energy 132
Hallett Wind Farm - Hallett 5 - The Bluff AGL Energy 52.5
Hornsdale Wind Farm Neoen and Megawatt Capital 315
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 1 Infigen 80.5
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 2 Infigen 159
Lake Bonney Wind Farm - Stage 3 Infigen 39
Mount Millar Wind Farm Meridian Energy 70
Snowtown Wind Farm Trustpower 368.7 Stage I & II
Starfish Hill Wind Farm RATCH Australia 34.5
Waterloo Wind Farm EnergyAustralia 111
Wattle Point Wind Farm Infrastructure Capital 90.75
Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 212 Stage 1 (126 MW) Complete.
Willogoleche Wind Farm Engie 119


Project name Sponsoring company location Coordinates Technology Type Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Bungala Solar Power Project Enel Green Power Near Port Augusta 32°25′S 137°49′E / 32.41°S 137.82°E / -32.41; 137.82 (Bungala) Flat panel PV Single Axis Tracker 220 Operational
Tailem Bend Solar Power Project Snowy Hydro Tailem Bend 35°17′S 139°29′E / 35.28°S 139.49°E / -35.28; 139.49 (Tailem Bend) Flat panel PV Fixed Angle 95 Operational
Sundrop Farms Sundrop Farms Port Paterson near Port Augusta 32°32′51.4″S 137°50′48.1″E / 32.547611°S 137.846694°E / -32.547611; 137.846694 (Sundrop) CSP 39 Operational

Battery Storage[edit]

Power station Owner/Operator Capacity (MW) Storage (MWh) Units Energised Fuel type
Hornsdale Power Reserve Neoen 100 (150 after upgrade)[6] 129 (193.5 after upgrade)[6] 197 2017[7] Wind and battery
Lake Bonney Wind Farm Infigen Energy 25[8] 52[8] 2019[8] Wind and battery
Dalrymple ESCRI battery ElectraNet/AGL Energy 30 8 2019[9] Wattle Point Wind Farm

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alinta Energy. "Flinders Operations Update | Alinta Energy".
  2. ^ ABC News (9 May 2016). "Port Augusta's coal-fired power station closes". ABC News.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "NEM Registration and Exemption List". Australian Energy Market Operator. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ Harmsen, Nick; staff (1 August 2017). "South Australian power stations will prevent blackouts this summer, SA Government says". ABC News. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Kangaroo Island Project Profile". SDA Engineering. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ "HPR fully installed and energised!". Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "Infigen - Firming Assets - Lake Bonney Battery". Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  9. ^ "ElectraNet - About the Battery". Retrieved 16 December 2020.

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