The gas-fired power station produces low cost, reliable power. As Australia’s most efficient fossil fuel power station, it is also Australia’s cleanest, releasing fewer carbon emissions per unit of fuel burnt – the efficiency is 0.35 tonnes of CO2e per megawatt hour. The plant produces 65 per cent less carbon dioxide emissions than the average Australian coal-fired plant
TRUenergy Managing Director Richard McIndoe said “This $430 million investment in super efficient gas generation emphasises TRUenergy’s commitment to transform its generation portfolio and reduce its carbon emissions intensity by one third by 2020, which is the first stage of our Climate Change strategy.”
An onsite water management system ensures that the quality of water entering nearby Lake Illawarra will be better than average for the local catchment area. In addition, extensive landscaping of the site helps the power station to blend in with its surroundings, reducing its visual impact.
“Efficient gas-fired generation will be a key part of the solution for our business, and for all Australians if we are to maintain our current standard of living while we transition to a lower carbon environment,” said Mr McIndoe.