|Torrens Island Power Station|
Location of Torrens Island Power Station in Greater Adelaide
|Location||Torrens Island, South Australia|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Units operational||8 x C A Parsons|
Torrens Island Power Station is located on Torrens Island, near Adelaide, South Australia and is operated by AGL Energy. It burns natural gas in eight steam turbines to generate up to 1,280 MW of electricity. The gas is supplied via the SEAGas pipeline from Victoria, and the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS) from Moomba in the Cooper Basin. The station is capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil.  It is the largest power station in South Australia and was formerly the largest single power station user of natural gas in Australia.
Construction began in 1963 following passing of a government act vesting the land and authorising construction. The 480 MW A Station was completed in 1967, and construction of the 800 MW B Station was completed in 1976.
In December 2014 AGL announced that it was mothballing the four older units of the A Station indefinitely, having taken them out of service between July and September 2014. This decision has been primarily driven by increasing levels of wind and solar generation in the South Australian region of the National Electricity Market displacing fossil fuel generation, particularly higher cost gas-fired generation. AGL has indicated that the mothballing decision will be reviewed if market conditions change materially.
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