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Electricity generation

Queensland has an installed generation capacity of around 15,500 megawatts, excluding rooftop photovoltaic systems (August 2020).

Open electricity generation map of Queensland

Most of the electricity generated is fed into the interconnected grid powering most of eastern and southern Australia. This is managed through the National Electricity Market by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Some areas of Queensland rely on generators that produce electricity within isolated networks that are not connected to the NEM. These are generally small networks with few customers.

Queensland electricity generators with over 30MW capacity

NEM generation capacity (over 30MW)

Name

Fuel type

Owner

Year commissioned

Nameplate  capacity (MW)

Barcaldine

Gas

Ergon Energy Queensland

1996

37.0

Barron Gorge

Water

CleanCo

1963

66.0

Braemar

Gas

Braemar Power Project Pty Ltd

2006

504.0

Braemar 2

Gas

Arrow Energy

2009

519.0

Callide B

Coal

CS Energy

1988

700.0

Callide C

Coal

IG Power/Callide

2001

840.0

Childers Solar Farm

Solar

Childers Solar Pty Ltd

2019

55.9

Clare Solar Farm

Solar

Clare Asset Co Pty Ltd ATF Clare Asset Trust

2018

110.4

Clermont Solar Farm

Solar

Clermont Asset Co Pty Ltd as Trustee for Clermont Solar Unit Trust

2019

92.5

Collinsville PV

Solar

Ratch Australia

2018

42.5

Condamine

Gas

Queensland Gas Company

2009

143.4

Coopers Gap Wind Farm

Wind

PARF Company 6 Pty Limited

2019

452.9

Daandine

Gas

Arrow Energy

2007

33.1

Darling Downs

Gas

Origin Energy

2010

644.5

Darling Downs Solar Farm

Solar

Darling Downs Solar Farm Pty Ltd

2018

121.0

Daydream Solar Farm

Solar

The Daydream Solar Farm Trust

2018

167.8

Emerald Solar Park

Solar

Lighthouse Infrastructure Management Limited

2018

72.0

German Creek

Waste coal mine gas

Energy Developments Limited

2006

45.0

Gladstone

Coal

Gladstone Power Station Participants

1976

1,680.0

Hamilton Solar Farm

Solar

Hamilton Solar Farm Pty Ltd

2018

57.5

Haughton Solar Farm Stage 1

Solar

Pacific Hydro Haughton Solar Farm Pty Ltd

2019

132.6

Hayman Solar Farm

Solar

The Hayman Solar Farm Trust

2018

57.8

Invicta

Bagasse

Haughton Sugar Company

1996

50.3

Kareeya

Water

CleanCo

1957

86.4

Kidston Solar Project Phase One 50MW

Solar

Genex Power Limited

2017

50.0

Kogan Creek

Coal

CS Energy

2007

744.0

Lilyvale Solar Farm

Solar

Lilyvale Asset Co Pty Ltd ATF Lilyvale Asset Trust

2019

118.4

Mackay GT

Diesel

Stanwell

1975

34.0

Millmerran

Coal

Millmerran Power Partners

2003

852.0

Moranbah North

Waste coal

mine gas

Energy Developments Limited

2008

63.8

Mount Emerald

Wind

Ratch Australia

2018

180.5

Mt Stuart

Kerosene

Origin Energy

1999

423.5

Oakey

Gas

ERM Power

2000

346.0

Pioneer

Bagasse

Pioneer Sugar Mills

2005

67.8

Racecourse Mill

Biomass

Mackay Sugar

1982

47.8

Rocky Point

Green and air-dried wood

Renewable Power Australia Limited as Trustee for FPC Green Fund Trust

2001

30.0

Roma

Gas

Origin Energy

1999

80.0

Ross River Solar Farm

Solar

Ross River Operations Pty Ltd as the Trustee for the Ross River Operations Trust

2018

128.0

Rugby Run Solar Farm

Solar

Adani Rugby Run Pty Ltd

2019

65.0

Stanwell

Coal

Stanwell

1993

1,460.0

Sun Metals Corporation Solar Farm

Solar

Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd

2018

126.9

Susan River Solar Farm

Solar

Susan River Solar Pty Ltd

2018

85.3

Swanbank E GT

Gas

CleanCo

2002

385.0

Tarong

Coal

Stanwell

1986

1,400.0

Tarong North

Coal

Stanwell

2003

450.0

Townsville (Yabulu)

Gas

RATCH-Australia Townsville

2004

244.0

Whitsunday Solar Farm

Solar

Whitsunday Solar Farm Pty Ltd

2018

57.5

Wivenhoe

Pumped storage

CleanCo

1984

570.0

Yarranlea Solar Farm

Solar

Yarranlea Solar Pty Ltd

2020

103.0

Yarwun

Gas

RTA Yarwun

2010

180.0

Generation outside NEM (over 30MW)

Name

Type

Owner

Year
commissioned

Capacity (MW)

Cannington

Gas

Energy Developments Limited

1999

35.0

Diamantina

Gas

APA Group

2014

242.0

Leichhardt

Gas

APA Group

2014

60.0

Mica Creek

Gas

Stanwell

2000

218

X41

Gas

APA Group

2007

30.0

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