• Generation

    Generation involves the conversion of a fuel source into electricity. In Western Australia, the majority of electricity is generated using coal and gas, with smaller amounts coming from diesel and renewable sources (wind, solar and biomass).*

    Western Australia’s largest generator is Synergy, owned by the Western Australian Government. Synergy produces about 60% of electricity consumed in the South West electricity market (as at February 2012).

    Horizon Power owns and operates generation facilities outside of the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

    There are also a number of privately owned generation facilities throughout Western Australia.

    Listed below are energy generation facilities in Western Australia.

    Energy Generation in Western Australia
    South West Interconnected System (SWIS) North West Interconnected System (NWIS) Non-interconnected Systems (Off grid)
    Biomass, Landfill gas, Solar Photovotalic, Wind, Wind/Diesel Diesel, Gas CNG/LNG, Diesel, Gas, Gas/Diesel
    Coal, Coal/Gas/Diesel, Gas, Gas/Diesel   Hydro, Solar Photovoltaic/Diesel, Wind, Wind/Diesel

    South West Interconnected System (SWIS)

    Biomass, Landfill Gas, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind, Wind/Diesel
    Power Station Owner Fuel Type
    2014
    Rated Capacity
    (MW)
    Bridgetown Biomass Plant Western Australia Biomass Pty Ltd Biomass 40
    Mandurah Mount Herron Engineering Pty Ltd Biomass 1.416
    Atlas Landfill Management Services Landfill Gas 1.123
    Henderson Waste Recovery Park Waste Gas Resources Pty Ltd Landfill Gas 3
    Red Hill Landfill Gas Landfill Gas and Power Landfill Gas 3.8
    Rockingham Landfill AGL Landfill Gas 4
    South Cardup Renewable Energy Facility Landfill Management Services Landfill Gas 3.369
    Tamala Park Landfill Gas Landfill Gas and Power Landfill Gas 4.8
    Greenough River Solar PV Farm Synergy Solar Photovoltaic

    10

    Albany Wind Farm Synergy Wind 21.6
    Bremer Bay Wind Farm Synergy Wind 1.39
    Collgar Wind Farm Investec Wind 206
    Denmark Community Wind Farm Denmark Community Wind 1.44
    Emu Downs Wind Farm APA Group Wind 80
    Grasmere (Albany Stage 2) Synergy Wind 13.8
    Kalbarri Wind Farm Synergy Wind 1.6
    Karakin Wind Farm Blair Fox Wind 5
    Mt Barker Wind Farm Mt Barker Community Wind 2.43
    Mumbida Wind Farm Synergy Wind 55
    Walkaway Wind Farm Alinta Energy Wind 89.1
    West Hills Wind Farm Blair Fox Wind/Diesel 5

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    Coal, Coal/Gas/Diesel, Gas, Gas/Diesel
    Power Station Owner Fuel Type
    2014
    Rated Capacity
    (MW)
    Bluewaters 1 Sumitomo Corporation/Kansai Electric Power Coal 217
    Bluewaters 2 Sumitomo Corporation/Kansai Electric Power

    Coal

    217
    Collie Power Station Synergy Coal 318
    Muja A & B (refurbished) Vinalco Energy Pty Ltd Coal 220
    Muja C & D Synergy Coal 808.45
    Kwinana C Synergy Coal/Gas/Diesel 184
    Kalamunda Landfill Gas and Power Pty Ltd Diesel 1.3
    Tesla Geraldton Peak Lopping Facility (Mungarra) Tesla Geraldton Pty Ltd Diesel 9.9
    Tesla Kemerton Peak Lopping Facility Tesla Kemerton Pty Ltd Diesel 9.9
    Tesla Northam Power Station Tesla Northam Pty Ltd Diesel 9.9
    Tesla Picton Power Station Tesla Corporation Management Pty Ltd Diesel 9.9
    Alcoa Wagerup Alcoa of Australia Gas 25
    Cockburn Power Station Synergy Gas 236.6
    Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter Power Plant BHP Biliton Nickel West Pty Ltd Gas 23
    Kwinana Cogeneration Plant Perth Power Partnership Gas 85.7
    Kwinana Gas Turbine Synergy Gas 20.8
    Kwinana Power Station (NewGen) Energy Infrastructure Trust (Infrastructure Capital Group / Sumitomo Corporation) Gas 324
    Merredin Peaking Turbine Merredin Energy Gas 82
    Mungurra Gas Turbine Power Station Synergy Gas 112.6
    Neerabup Power Station NewGen Neerabup Partnership Gas 342
    Pinjar C & D Synergy Gas 355
    Pinjarra Power Station Alinta Energy Gas 286
    Tronox Pigment Power Plant Tronox Ltd Gas 42.1
    Worsley Alumina Power Station Synergy Gas 116.4
    Geraldton Power Station (Mungarra) Synergy Gas/Diesel 20.8
    Kemerton Peaking Station Transfield Services Gas/Diesel 308
    Kwinana HEGT Synergy Gas/Diesel 200.2
    Kwinana Swift Power Station Western Energy Pty Ltd Gas/Diesel 116
    Parkeston Power Plant TransAlta Gas/Diesel 68
    Pinjar A & B Synergy Gas/Diesel 227.2
    Wagerup Power Station Alinta Energy Gas/Diesel 380
    West Kalgoorlie Power Plant Synergy Gas/Diesel 62.8

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    North West Interconnected System (NWIS)*


    North West Interconnected System: Diesel, Gas
    Power Station Owner Fuel Type
    2014
    Rated Capacity
    (MW)
    Karratha TM2500 Horizon Power Diesel 20
    Boodarie Alinta Energy Gas 82
    Karratha Power Station Horizon Power Gas 86
    Pilbara Temporary Generation APR Gas 60
    Port Hedland Power Station Alinta Energy Gas 126
    Yurralyi Maya (7 Mile) Rio Tinto Gas 180

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    Non-interconnected systems (Off grid)

    CNG/LNG, Diesel, Gas, Gas/Diesel
    Power Station Owner Fuel Type
    2014
    Rated Capacity
    (MW)
    Exmouth (serves Horizon Power) Worley Parsons CNG/LNG 7.96
    Ardyaloon Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.8
    Argyle Diamond Mine Argyle Diamond Mine Diesel 32
    Beagle Bay Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.7
    Bidyadanga Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 1.3
    Bronzewing Gold Mine Pacific Energy KPS Diesel 15
    Carosue Dam Gold Mine Pacific Energy KPS Diesel 10
    Christmas Creek Iron Ore Mine Contract Power Holdings Diesel 56
    Cloudbreak Mine Contract Power Holdings Diesel 44
    Cloudbreak Mine (emergency back up units) Contract Power Holdings Diesel 2
    Cue Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.8
    Djarindjin / Lombadina Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.7
    Eucla Amber Hotel Diesel 0.92
    Exmouth (Department of Defence) Department of Defence Diesel 18
    Gascoyne Junction Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.4
    Higginsville Gold Mine Pacific Energy KPS Diesel 11
    Kalumburu Horizon Power Diesel 1
    Kununurra Horizon Power Diesel 10
    Laverton, Granny Smith Gold Mine (Barrick Gold) Barrick Gold of Australia Diesel 23.8
    Laverton (serves Horizon Power) Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 1.5
    Meekatharra Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 2.9
    Menzies Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.3
    Norseman Contract Power Holdings Diesel 9
    Onslow Temporary Generation Horizon Power Diesel 3
    Roy Hill Port Temp Gen Alinta Energy Transmission (Roy Hill) Pty Ltd Diesel 35
    Sally Malay Nickel Mine Sally Malay Mining Ltd Diesel 10.1
    Sandstone Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 0.4
    Savannah Nickel Mine Contract Power Holdings Diesel 10.8
    Sunrise Dam Energy Developments Remote Energy/AngloGold Ashanti Diesel 20
    Warmun Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 1.3
    Wiluna (serves Horizon Power) Energy Developments Remote Energy Diesel 1.3
    Yalgoo Horizon Power Diesel 0.4
    Yungngora Horizon Power Diesel 0.7
    Carnarvon Horizon Power Gas 18
    CITIC Pacific Mining CITIC Pacific Mining Gas 450
    CSBP Kwinana CSBP Ltd Gas 28.6
    Gorgon Chevron Australia Pty Ltd Gas 584
    Hamersley Iron Dampier Rio Tinto Gas 120
    Karratha Gas Plant (Burrup Peninsula) Woodside Gas 240
    Leonora (serves Horizon Power) Energy Developments Remote Energy Gas 4.43
    Leonora, Murrin Murrin Nickel Mine Minara Resources Gas 78
    Mt Keith Nickel Mine Southern Cross Energy Gas 116
    Mt Magnet Energy Developments Remote Energy Gas 1.9
    Murrin Murrin Glencore International Gas 86
    Newman, BHP Biliton (Iron Ore Mine) Alinta Energy Gas 140
    Old Onslow Power Station Onslow Electric Power Gas 3.6
    Paraburdoo Rio Tinto Gas 140
    Pluto Phase 1 (Burrup Peninsula) Woodside Gas 160
    Plutonic Gold Mine Barrick Gold of Australia Gas 28.3
    Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine First Quantum Minerals Gas 55.5
    West Angelas Rio Tinto Gas 40
    Yarnima BHP Biliton Iron Ore Pty Ltd Gas 190
    Broome Energy Developments Gas/Diesel 49
    Camballin/Looma Energy Developments Gas/Diesel 1.04
    Darlot Gold Mine Barrick Gold of Australia Gas/Diesel 11.2
    Derby Energy Developments Remote Energy Gas/Diesel 13.2
    Esperance Infrastructure Captial Group (ICG) Gas/Diesel 35
    Fitzroy Crossing Energy Developments Remote Energy Gas/Diesel 3.65
    Gwalia Deeps Gold Mine Pacific Energy KPS Gas/Diesel 17
    Halls Creek Energy Developments Gas/Diesel 3.28
    Jundee Gold Mine Newmont Australia Gas/Diesel 13.2
    Leinster Nickel Mine Southern Cross Energy Gas/Diesel 65
    Solomon Hub Power Fortescue Metals Group Ltd Gas/Diesel 125
    Telfer Gold Mine Newcrest Mining Gas/Diesel 161
    Wiluna (Blackham Gold) Blackham Resources Ltd Gas/Diesel 12
    Wodgina Energy Developments Remote Energy Gas/Diesel 13.7

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    Hydro, Solar Photovoltaic/Diesel, Wind, Wind/Diesel
    Power Station Owner Fuel Type
    2014
    Rated Capacity
    (MW)
    Ord River Pacific Hydro Ltd Hydro 30
    Marble Bar Horizon Power Solar Photovoltaic/Diesel 1.31
    Nullagine Horizon Power Solar Photovoltaic/Diesel 1.16
    Esperance Wind - Nile Mile Beach Synergy Wind 3.6
    Esperance Wind - Ten Mile Lagoon Synergy Wind 2.025
    Coral Bay     Synergy Wind/Diesel 3.3
    Denham Synergy Wind/Diesel 2.5
    Hopetoun Synergy/Horizon Power Wind/Diesel 3.44
    Rottnest Island Rottnest Island Authority Wind/Diesel 1.7

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