Mt Piper & Wallerawang Power Stations

EnergyAustralia's portfolio of generation and assets includes two power stations in NSW; Mount Piper and Wallerawang. Both are located within 10 kilometres of one another and less than 200 kilometres from Sydney. Find out more about them below.

Read the Safety, Health and Environment Policy for Mt Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations: Safety, Health and Environment Policy - Mt Piper and Wallerawang(PDF, 69kb) .
 

For site specific issues, incidents, complaints and enquiries, please contact the following numbers:

  • Mt Piper Power Station  (02) 6354 8111 (24 hours)
  • Wallerawang Power Station  (02) 6354 8611 (24 hours)  

Corporate, Media and other enquiries should be directed here.

About Mt Piper Power Station

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The Mount Piper Power Station comprises of two 700 MW coal-fired steam turbine generators, built over two stages in 1992 and 1993. Plans were originally made for four generators, but this changed due to a depleting demand for energy during the 1980s.

As mentioned above, the Mt Piper Power Station is located in New South Wales' Central West region, just 25 kilometres from Lithgow and 5 kilometres east of Portland. This provides workers with easy access to Lithgow, Bathurst and Mudgee, which are major cities and offer all the amenities and services required for a comfortable lifestyle.

Alongside energy, major industries for the region include wool, coal mining and forestry. You can learn all about this through a Mount Piper tour, held daily. More information is available through our visitor information section.


About Wallerawang Power Station

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The older of the two, Wallerawang Power Station started operating in 1957. At that time it played an integral role in providing power for the western rail electrification, as well as the development of New South Wales' western coalfields.

In January 2014, Wallerawang’s Unit 7 was removed from service and in March 2014, Unit 8 was placed on a three month recall which can be returned to service as needed. 

Due to continuing lower demand for electricity and a lack of access to competitively priced coal, a decision has also been made to permanently close Unit 7. This unit will now be deregistered and undergo a decommissioning, deconstruction and rehabilitation process. 
  
Although Wallerawang is not currently generating any electricity, Unit 8 will remain on standby in the event that demand improves.