Generation

Gas and Diesel

Snowy Hydro has strategically-located gas and diesel-fired peaking power plants that complement our hydro-electric assets.

Their fast-start capability enables Snowy Hydro to generate power and ensure energy security at times of peak demand, or when there are transmission constraints.

Laverton North

Valley Power

Colongra

Snowy Hydro owns and operates three gas-fired power stations, with a total generating capacity of 1,290 MW. 

The Laverton North gas-fired Power Station, located in Laverton, Victoria, was commissioned in 2006 and has a total generating capacity of 320 MW. The station comprises two dual fuel open-cycle gas turbines, normally fuelled by gas supplied via the Brooklyn-Lara gas pipeline. In the event of a gas supply curtailment, the station can be operated on distillate back-up fuel.

The Valley Power gas-fired power station, located in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, was commissioned in 2002 and acquired by Snowy Hydro in 2005 and has a total generating capacity of 300 MW. The station comprises 6 x 50 MW dual fuel open-cycle fast-start gas turbines. In the event of a gas supply curtailment, the station can be operated on distillate back-up fuel.

The Colongra Power Station, located in Colongra, NSW was commissioned in 2009 and acquired by Snowy Hydro in 2015, and has a total generating capacity of 667 MW.  The station comprises four dual fuel open-cycle fast-start gas turbines. The natural gas to fuel the turbines is supplied via a dedicated high pressure storage pipeline, which connects to the Sydney-Newcastle gas pipeline. In the event of a gas supply curtailment, the station can be operated on distillate back-up fuel.

Port Stanvac

Lonsdale

Angaston

In 2014, Snowy Hydro acquired 136 MW of reciprocating diesel engine peaking generation in South Australia, located at three facilities: Port Stanvac, a 36-unit, 65 MW station in Lonsdale, Southern Adelaide; the adjacent Lonsdale, an 18-unit, 21 MW station, and Angaston, a 30-unit, 50 MW station In the Barossa Valley. The stations are operated on distillate fuel.


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