Tallawarra B Power Station will be Australia’s first net-zero emissions plant, which will use a blend of green hydrogen and natural gas. This is a proposed 316MW expansion of the existing 435MW Tallawarra Power Station located in Illawarra, New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
To be powered by a 316MW open-cycle gas turbine, the new power generation facility will meet the electricity needs of the communities in NSW after the closure of the Liddell coal-fired thermal power station in Hunter Valley in 2023.
The total investment in the new power plant is estimated to be up to A$400m ($309.55m). The Australian and NSW governments agreed to provide up to A$78m ($60.7m) and A$5m ($3.9m), respectively, to support the project.
Tallwarra Stage B Project. Courtesy: Chongkian, Wikimedia
Through government funding, EnergyAustralia aims to procure 200,000kg of green hydrogen a year, starting from 2025. This is equivalent to 5% of the plant’s fuel use during its operational life. Although the project will generate emissions, the intensity is expected to be less when compared to a coal-fired power plant.
Three (3) construction cameras have been installed on this site to enable the team to manage the project remotely, ease communication between different offices as well as market the company using the timelapse videos.
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