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Torrens Island Power Station
Torrens Island Power station from the river - portrait.jpg
Torrens Island Power Station is located in Greater Adelaide
Torrens Island Power Station
Location of Torrens Island Power Station in Australia Greater Adelaide
Country Australia
Location Torrens Island, South Australia
Coordinates 34°48′24″S 138°31′24″E / 34.80667°S 138.52333°E / -34.80667; 138.52333Coordinates: 34°48′24″S 138°31′24″E / 34.80667°S 138.52333°E / -34.80667; 138.52333
Status Seasonal
Commission date 1967
Owner(s) AGL Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Type Steam turbine
Cooling source Sea
Power generation
Units operational 8 x C A Parsons
Nameplate capacity 1280MW

Torrens Island Power Station is located on Torrens Island, near Adelaide, South Australia and is operated by AGL Energy. It burns natural gas in 8 steam turbines to generate up to 1,280MW of electricity. The gas is supplied via the SEAGas pipeline from Victoria and from Moomba in the Cooper Basin.[1] The station is capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil. It is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest single user of natural gas in Australia.[2]

Construction began in 1963 following passing of a government act vesting the land and authorising construction.[3] A Station was completed in 1967, and construction on B Station was completed in 1976.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TRU Torrens Island". CLP Group. Archived from the original on 2006-10-21. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Torrens Island, SOUTH AUSTRALIA". GJC Engineers. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  3. ^ "ELECTRICITY TRUST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA (TORRENS ISLAND POWER STATION) ACT 1962". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
Torrens Island Power Station and transmission lines viewed from the NE - Dry Creek salt pans in the foreground
Torrens Island Power Station and transmission lines viewed from North Arm Creek

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20 news items

The Australian

The Australian
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:56:15 -0800

In South Australia, Alinta Energy has brought forward the closure of the Northern power station by March 31 next year, while AGL Energy will mothball four of its eight units at the gas-fired Torrens Island power station in Adelaide in 2017. The ...


Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:10:49 -0700

Energy company AGL and French industrial gas company Air Liquide today announced that they will build a plant at the Torrens Island power station to capture up to 50,000 tonnes a year of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for commercial use. The project ...

Australia's Mining Monthly (subscription)

Australia's Mining Monthly (subscription)
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:22:20 -0800

... station work includes NRG Power Station at Gladstone, the Liddell and Bayswater power stations in the Hunter Valley, Millmerran and Condamine power stations in Queensland, Northern Power Station at Port August, and the Torrens Island Power Station.

ABC Online

ABC Online
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:05:31 -0800

Dozens of jobs are under threat at Adelaide's Torrens Island power station with operator AGL announcing it will close half the plant in 2017. AGL said four of the older generating units, known collectively as A-station, would be taken out of service.
Business Spectator
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:13:00 -0700

French company Air Liquide will build a carbon capture and storage project at Adelaide's 1280MW gas-fired Torrens Island Power Station, Fairfax Media reports. Plant owner AGL Energy said the CO2 recovery plant would be the only plant in South Australia ...


Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:55:34 -0800

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has advised that four generating units from its Torrens Island power station in Adelaide will be mothballed in 2017. AGL Torrens is a natural gas-fired power station consisting of eight generating units with a total capacity of ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 16:12:56 -0800

AGL Energy Ltd has agreed to buy the Torrens Island gas-fired power station from TRUenergy for $417 million, consisting of cash and an asset swap. In exchange for the 1,280 megawatt station, including all development, gas storage and transportation ...

The New Daily

The New Daily
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:10:27 -0700

SA has the most and also the most expensive electricity which will soon be come unreliable when the wind don't blow after they turn off the Pt Augusta Power Station and half of torrens island's power station. If the labor nuts gets in and want's 50 ...

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