South Australia

South Australia's Last Coal-Fired Power Station Demolished


Explosives were used to demolish the Port Augusta's 47-metre-high east coal bunker and towers.

Last month, the station's west coal bunker and tower were blown up.

The Northern Power Station, 280 kilometres north of Adelaide, was closed by its operator Alinta Energy in 2015 after an unsuccessful attempt to gain $25 million in subsidies from the South Australian government.

Flinders Power, which is decommissioning the site, said the power station's iconic 200-metre-high northern stack is scheduled to complete the demolition in July this year.

When demolitions conclude in July, South Australia will no longer produce coal-powered electricity, marking a step forward in line with the state government's plan for clean energy.

The Port Augusta demolition comes after a number of other coal power stations were destroyed across the state, including the 80-metre-high chimney stack at Playford B in January.

Clean-up of the decommissioned power plant has created dust issues for Port Augusta residents.

Following the closure of the Port Augusta power plant in 2015, 185 jobs were lost for the local area, and power prices immediately spiked and was trailed by a period of blackouts.

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill announced a $550 million energy plan that includes Australia's biggest battery storage system.

The South Australian government has also commissioned Aurora, a $650 million solar thermal power plant designed to satisfy the state government's power needs. The aim of this project is to reduce energy price volatility for households.

South Australia has become a global leader in renewable energy with one in four houses fitted with solar panels. There are also plans for 15 new wind generation projects across the state which is set to double the number of wind farms in South Australia.
Related News
  • What is the key to coal storage?

    What is the key to coal storage?

    November 23, 2017The necessary measures to ensure proper maintenance of operation's coal stockpile is crucial to running an efficient, environmentally-friendly coal plant. Stored improperly, the value of coal pile can...view
  • Covered Shed

    Covered Shed

    November 21, 2017LONGITUDINAL COVERED SHED:In this case, coal stockpile will be formed by the conventional rail mounted stacker cum reclaimer. The entire stockpiles and the Stacker cum Reclaimer machines will be cover...view
  • Steel for Life

    Steel for Life

    April 26, 2018Steel for Life is a new market development programme designed to ensure that steel maintains and develops its leading position as the preferred supplier of framing solutions for key sectors of the mar...view
  • First Look At Cairns Convention Center's $176 Million Extension

    First Look At Cairns Convention Center's $176 Million Extension

    November 21, 2017A SWEEPING glass roof bounded by tropical foliage forms a breathtaking welcome mat to the Cairns Convention Center in new designs for its $176 million upgrade.Treasurer Curtis Pitt will on Monday u...view
  • Nigeria Salvation Ministries Cathedral Church Roof Project Kick Off Meeting was successfully conclud

    Nigeria Salvation Ministries Cathedral Church Roof Project Kick Off Meeting was successfully conclud

    April 19, 2018On April 10th,2018, Salvation Ministries OPMT and BV team come to our company to visit the factory where space frame structure produced and have the kickoff meeting of the “The hand of god” cathedra...view
  • Steel frame complete at Summers Quay

    Steel frame complete at Summers Quay

    November 23, 2017The final beam of the steel structure at Summers Quay, an £8m build-to-rent scheme featuring 67 apartments in Stalybridge, has been lifted into place.Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge & Hyde,...view
  • TEL:+86 516 8595 0258
  • FAX:+86 516 8595 0278
  • Email:marketing01@cnxzlf.com
  • ADDRESS:222, Block B, Diamond International, Guozhuang Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China


Total quantity:882, Total process time:0.25955319 ms


Total quantity:22

Use Memory: 12.2MB

Time-consuming: 0.42959 ms