[RECORD NOMINATION] Australia Records Institute (AURI) – P5. Kogan Creek power station (Queensland, Australia) : The largest coal fired power station in Australia


(WorldKings.org) The Kogan Creek power station is situated at Brigalow, on the Darling Downs in Queensland. It is the Australia’s coal fired power station.

Kogan Creek consists of only one boiler-turbine-generator unit. At 750 MW, it is the largest single unit in Australia. Construction by a consortium led by Siemens commenced in 2004 and was completed in 2007. It was opened by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Minister for Mines and Energy Geoff Wilson on 27 November 2007. And the construction cost is $1.2 billion.




The fuel source is the Kogan Creek coal deposit, which is also owned by CS Energy and will provide 2.8 million tonnes of black coal annually. The coal is delivered to the power station via a 4 km long conveyor belt. The coal mine is operated by Golding Contractors, who has a contract to run the mine until 2018. A 28 kilometres, 275kV transmission line connects the power station to the National Electricity Market, providing power to Queensland and New South Wales.  




Carbon Monitoring for Action estimates this power station emits 4.33 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year as a result of burning coal. The Australian Government has announced the introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme commencing in 2010 which is expected to impact on emissions from power stations. The National Pollutant Inventory provides details of other pollutant emissions, but, as at 23 November 2008, not CO2



The power station uses supercritical steam technology, which produces lower greenhouse gases emissions per energy unit delivered, and air-cooled surface condensers, which reduces water consumption. The plant consumes 90% less water when compared to conventional power stations through the use of dry cooling technology.  The plant runs at 40 per cent efficiency, and requires 42 per cent less fuel input than conventional power stations.



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