A Great Southern Press Site
Username:   Password: Forgot Password?

« Back to Resource Centre

Jump To:

Power generation

Power generation is the term used to describe the process where an energy source is treated and used to generate electricity.

Gas-fired power stations produce up to 50 per cent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than conventional coal-fired electricity plants.

To produce electricity the gas is burnt, which creates a hot stream of air under pressure that then spins a turbine. In a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) system, the exhaust heat from the gas turbine is recovered and used to create steam, which drives a second conventional steam turbine, making the gas generation system more efficient.

Gas-fired power generation is gathering momentum across Australia with approvals for gas-fired plants granted at Tallawarra, New South Wales, Shaw River, Victoria and Tepko, South Australia in the 2010–11.

More Less

Latest News

Wrestling with gas

The sale of Colongra power station by the New South Wales government in the dying days of 2014 provides an interesting flag in both the electricity and domestic gas maps.
AGL Energy to mothball generators in South Australia

AGL Energy has advised that four generating uni...

Crisis looming for gas-fired power generation as prices rise: ESAA

Australia’s gas-fired power stations risk bei...


Related Companies

Nationwide Hire
Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd
CSE-Uniserve Pty Ltd
EAGLE FARM, QLD, Australia
Strategic Human Resources
WEST PERTH, WA, Australia
Core Energy Group
ADELAIDE, SA, Australia

Related Events

Safety in Oil and Gas 2015

Mercure Brisbane

Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG)

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Basket is empty.

Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement