Mt Piper is located in New South Wales' Central West region, 25 kilometres from Lithgow. The power station is fuelled using black coal sourced from mines in the local area.
Built over two stages in 1992 and 1993, the Mt Piper power station comprises of two 700 MW coal-fired steam turbine generators which have the capacity to meet the energy needs of approximately 1.18 million homes in New South Wales every year.
Mt Piper power station is fuelled using black coal sourced from mines in the local area. The power station’s furnaces are designed to utilise the characteristics of the locally available coal to improve its efficiency and help keep the power station’s emissions below statutory requirements.
Mt Piper draws its cooling water from Lyell Dam and Thomsons Creek Dam, both of which were specifically built to supply water to the power station.
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