AGL Energy has announced that it is planning to invest $295 million for the development of a 210MW gas-fired power station beside the company’s Torrens Island Power Station located near Adelaide.
“Our decision to move ahead with this development reflects our long-standing commitment to our South Australian customers and our contribution to creating a secure energy system as the market transitions.
“We are delighted that we are now able to confirm that Barker Inlet Power Station will be developed, improving reliability and security of supply in South Australia using modern, responsive technology that is more fuel efficient and less carbon intensive than pre-existing plant,” AGL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andy Vesey said.
Barker Inlet Power Station will be replacing two of the four Torrens A turbines. Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2017 and will be operational by early 2019.
The new power station will comprise of 12 reciprocating engines which are capable of generating approximately 18MW of output each. The engines will be highly efficient while having a lower heat rate compared to other forms of fast-start plants.
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