Dry Creek Power Station

Dry Creek Power Station is a power station at Dry Creek in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It is owned and operated by Synergen Power, a joint venture of Engie and Mitsui. The power station has three open cycle gas turbines, each rated at 52MW.[4] It was commissioned in 1973–1974 by the Electricity Trust of South Australia.[1]

Dry Creek Power Station
CountryAustralia
LocationDry Creek, South Australia
Coordinates34°50′51″S 138°34′54″E / 34.8475°S 138.5818°E / -34.8475; 138.5818Coordinates: 34°50′51″S 138°34′54″E / 34.8475°S 138.5818°E / -34.8475; 138.5818
StatusOperational
Commission date1973[1]
Owner(s)Engie Energy International
Mitsui & Co.
Operator(s)Engie Energy International
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologyOpen cycle gas turbine[2]
Power generation
Units operational3[3]
Make and modelgas turbine (3)
Nameplate capacity156 MW
External links
Websitewww.engie.com.au/home/what-we-do/our-assets/synergen/ www.engie.com.au/home/what-we-do/our-assets/synergen/ www.engie.com.au/home/what-we-do/our-assets/synergen/]] 

As well as peaking electricity generation, the power station also provides ancillary services to support electricity grid stability.[5] Dry Creek Power Station was established around 1978.[6] It receives gas from the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System.[7] In 2018, the operators of Dry Creek Power Station were fined A$60,000 for failing to respond to instructions from AEMO during a blackout caused by faults elsewhere in the network.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Frank Brady AM, ed. (1996). "Contribution on AUSTRALIA prepared for the Australian National Committee of CIGRE" (PDF). A DICTIONARY ON ELECTRICITY A joint project of CIGRE (The International Conference on Large High Voltage Electrical Systems) and AHEF (The Association for the History of Electricity in France). IEEE. p. 18. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Dry Creek OCGT Power Plant Australia". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ Australian National Energy Market: NEM Power Stations and Generation Sources (Map). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ "NEM Registration and Exemption List". Australian Energy Market Operator. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Synergen Peaking Units". Engie. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ Electricity Trust of South Australia (1978), Dry Creek Power Station, The Trust, retrieved 27 November 2017 Index entry only
  7. ^ "Appendix A - South Australia's Electricity and Gas Industries" (PDF). 29 April 2009. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Engie cops penalties over SA blackout". SBS. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 21 October 2019.