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Origin plans Quarantine conversion to single 170MW unit: extra 75MW for SA, gas price at $3.90/GJ

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Origin Energy previously announced its intention to convert the Quarantine Power Station units into a single 170MW combined cycle unit, and the project received development approval and the conversion of this unit could take from 18 to 24 months to complete from the time of the decision to proceed, according to ‘Fuel resource, new entry and generation costs in the NEM’, a report to NEMMCO by ACIL Tasman (27/3/2007).

Extra 75MW for SA: Quarantine Power Station was currently rated at 95MW; hence this project would lift the capacity available in South Australia by 75MW. The report detailed the projected gas costs for the conversion project. These were slightly lower than estimated costs for the peaking unit, due to the improved load factor that would result from the conversion project.

Reference: ‘Fuel resource, new entry and generation costs in the NEM’ Report 2 – Data and documentation. Draft Prepared for NEMMCO, ACIL Tasman – Economics Policy Strategy, 27 March 2007.

Erisk Net, 29/7/2007

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