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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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13 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.


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

Earlier this week we brought you a story – via the Financial Times – of the latest cost estimates from US advisory firm Lazard, which said that solar and wind energy were already competing with fossil fuels on an unsubsidised basis. We've now gotten ...
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 ...
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:04:06 -0800

Mr Duffy said there had been two failures in generating capacity with a plant in Victoria undergoing repairs and one unit at Adelaide's Torrens Island power station also out of action. Both were expected to return to service on Thursday. There is also ...
Environmental Leader
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:43:31 -0800

In FY 2012, over 70 percent of the water consumed at AGL's sites comprised groundwater drawn from beneath the Torrens Island Power Station. Water consumption was down at the plant despite a slight increase in output. The cut in consumption was due to ...
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:33:36 -0700

AGL Energy, one of the first companies to articulate the “merit order” benefits of renewables, is now threatening to withdraw from activities in South Australia, the state with the highest penetration of wind and solar in the country, if it is forced ...

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