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) 6352 8611 (24 hours)  
  • Mt Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations 1800 756 968 (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 Plans were originally made for four generators, but this changed due to a depleting demand for energy during the 1980s.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 November 2014, EnergyAustralia announced that it would be closing Wallerawang power station. .

Ongoing lower energy demand, lack of access to competitively priced coal and Wallerawang’s higher operating costs caused by age and inefficiency ultimately led to this decision.

In developing their closure plans, EnergyAustralia is working with the relevant authorities and consulting with key stakeholders about our proposed approach.

Once these plans are completed, they will be shared with the wider community for feedback before they are finalised and submitted to the relevant authorities for approval.