Project

Tallawarra B Power Station

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Tallawarra B Power Station

The proposed 300-megawatt power station will be located next to the existing Tallawarra A gas plant near Wollongong. The plant will be fully gas-fired upon completion with a plan to use green hydrogen for five per cent of the facility’s fuel mix from 2025. EnergyAustralia has stated it will consider increasing the proportion of hydrogen used in the facility after this time.

The Tallawarra B Power Station will include:

  • a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) generator, capable of using a blend of hydrogen and gas
  • a high-voltage switchyard, including transformers and switchgear
  • transmission line connection to the existing 132 kilovolt (kV) network
  • connecting gas pipelines, gas receiving station and gas conditioning station, and
  • an emergency diesel generator.

Key Dates

2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2021 The project received funding commitments of ‘up to’ $78 million from the NSW Government and $5 million from the Federal Government.
Jul 2021 WSP were appointed to provide Owner's Engineer services. They will provide technical support to EnergyAustralia and ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements, along with codes and standards. The contract also involves provision of technical coordination between each of the various work packages.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not listed
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