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AGL progresses SA power station

AGL is investing $295 million in the 210 MW fast-start gas plant to be built alongside the existing Torrens Island Power Station in the northwest suburbs of Adelaide.

The new facility will replace part of the old Torrens Island station and AGL General Manger Gas and Renewables Operations Colin Mills said it would be capable of delivering power when needed.

“This will be a high efficiency plant which is a good fit for the SA market and will efficiently and cost-effectively complement the high renewable energy mix we see today and expect to continue to see in the future,” he said.

“With significant wind generation in SA, it’s more important than ever to have dispatchable capacity such as the Barker Island Power Station in our portfolio, which can be switched on to bolster energy supply when the market needs it.”

It will take the new power station five minutes to ramp up to full capacity and ALG said it will be 28 per cent more efficient than the Torrens A units it will replace.

For more information visit the AGL website.

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