Channel Island Power Station

Channel Island Power Station is the largest power station in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is positioned on an island in the Middle Arm of Darwin Harbour.[1]

Channel Island Power Station
CountryAustralia
LocationChannel Island, Northern Territory
Coordinates12°33′16″S 130°52′00″E / 12.554503°S 130.8665437°E / -12.554503; 130.8665437Coordinates: 12°33′16″S 130°52′00″E / 12.554503°S 130.8665437°E / -12.554503; 130.8665437
StatusOperational
Commission date1986
Owner(s)Territory Generation
Operator(s)Territory Generation
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Secondary fuelDiesel
Power generation
Nameplate capacity310 MW
External links
Websiteterritorygeneration.com.au/home/our-power-stations/locations/channel-island-power-station/

Most of the remainder of Channel Island is the Channel Island Conservation Reserve.

Channel Island Power Station was built and commissioned by the Power and Water Authority, a predecessor of Power and Water Corporation.[2] It is now owned and operated by Territory Generation which was separated from Power and Water in 2014.

Two new Rolls-Royce Trent 60 gas turbines were commissioned to expand the capacity of the power station in 2011.[3] These two turbines can each generate 58MW of electricity and collectively increased the generation capacity on the Darwin-Katherine power system by 25%.[4] Leighton Contractors added a 40MW GE LM6000 gas turbine generator.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Channel Island Power Station". Territory Generation. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Darwin's heritage power stations". Power and Water Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Rolls-Royce technology boosts electricity generation in Australia's Northern Territory". Rolls-Royce PLC. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Rolls-Royce Technology Boosts Electricity Generation in Australia's Northern Territory". Power Technology. Verdict Media Limited. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Channel Island Power Station General Augmentation". CPB Contractors. Retrieved 29 July 2018.