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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
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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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 ...
The Age
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:20:30 -0800

AGL Energy to mothball Adelaide power units (00:39). AGL Energy Limited (ASX:AGL) will mothball four generating units from its Torrens Island power station in 2017. 10/12/14. Return to video. Copy video link. Copy the text below to get a direct link to ...
ABC Regional Online
Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:46:05 -0800

Energy generator AGL is planning for future expansion of Torrens Island power station in Adelaide. The plan is to increase peaking generation at the plant by more than half, to help deal with summer airconditioning demands. AGL wants to spend up to ...

International Business Times AU

International Business Times AU
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:30:04 -0800

Elsewhere in the energy space AGL Energy (AGK) announced that it will mothball half of its Torrens Island power station in Adelaide due to weak demand. Four of the eight generating units at the natural gas fired power station will be mothballed in 2017 ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:00:53 -0800

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at the close on Wednesday: AGL - AGL ENERGY - down 30 cents, or 2.3 per cent, at $12.91. AGL Energy will mothball half of its Torrens Island power station in Adelaide due to weak demand. APA - APA ...
PACE Today
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Participants included Chevron, Caltex, Phoenix Energy, City Care NZ, AGL Torrens Island Power station, Vast Energy, Fulton Hogan, Synlait NZ and others. AGL also provided a tour of its Torrens Island Power Station which has recently upgraded the AGL ...

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