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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
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
Nuclear power station
Cooling water source Sea
Power generation
Primary fuel Natural gas
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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17 news items

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.
Argus Media
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21:03:45 -0800

... on a change on policy to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Australia utility AGL Energy in December said it would mothball in 2017 four gas-fired generation units at its eight-unit 1,280MW Torrens Island power station 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 ...


Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:21:51 -0700

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Finance News Network
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:22:30 -0800

AGL Energy Limited (ASX:AGL) will mothball four generating units from its Torrens Island power station in Adelaide in 2017. Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business APA Group (ASX:APA) has bought a pipeline and announced an entitlement ...
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:50:34 -0700

Mr Jones, 32, who took up a role as an environmental scientist with AGL at the Torrens Island power station in January and his wife moved to Exeter in December with sons Cooper, 2, and Lennox, nine months. FAMILY FAVOURITE: Jade and Ben Jones, with ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:08:59 -0800

... towards AGL's potential wholesale power market activity are continuing claims over the way it has used its strong position in the South Australian market to push wholesale prices higher following its acquisition earlier of the Torrens Island power ...

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