Quarantine Power Station

Quarantine Power Station is a gas-powered electricity generation facility near the northern end of Torrens Island in the northwestern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It is at the opposite end of Torrens Island from AGL Energy's Torrens Island and Barker Inlet power stations. It gets its name from the Torrens Island Quarantine Station which was nearby.

Quarantine Power Station
Quarantine Power Station Torrens island Adelaide.jpg
LocationTorrens Island, South Australia
Coordinates34°46′44″S 138°31′19″E / 34.779°S 138.522°E / -34.779; 138.522Coordinates: 34°46′44″S 138°31′19″E / 34.779°S 138.522°E / -34.779; 138.522
Commission date
  • 2002 (stage 1)
  • 2009 (stage 2)
Owner(s)Origin Energy
Operator(s)Origin Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologyopen cycle gas turbine
Power generation
Make and modelGeneral Electric Frame 9E
Nameplate capacity224 MW

The power station is owned by Origin Energy and is configured as a peaking power plant.[1] It has a capacity of 224MW produced by open cycle gas turbines.[2] It was initially installed in 2002 with four Alstom GT10B (now designated Siemens SGT600 after Siemens bought the Alstom Medium sized GT business) turbines generating 95MW of power. It was expanded in 2007 by the addition of a new 120MW General Electric Frame 9E gas turbine set.[3] The power station is fuelled by natural gas, delivered by the EPIC energy & SEAGas pipeline.[3]


  1. ^ "Electricity Generation". Origin Energy. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FUEL AND TECHNOLOGY REPORT" (PDF). Australian Energy Market Operator. March 2017. p. 34. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Origin Energy Expands Quarantine Power Station". Origin Energy. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2017.