The Tallawarra B Project

Tallawarra power station is on the traditional Country of the Dharawal peoples. EnergyAustralia respects and acknowledges their continued connection to Country, culture and community.  

New South Wales requires fast start gas to balance the energy system and we have responded with the Tallawarra B project. The project is the development of a fast-start open cycle power station, which in peak periods will deliver reliable power to an additional 150,000 New South Wales homes. Its construction will contribute $300 million to the economy and create 250 jobs.

Located on the shores of Lake Illawarra at EnergyAustralia’s existing Tallawarra power station, the Tallawarra B project will deliver Australia’s first net zero emissions hydrogen and gas capable power plant, with direct carbon emissions from the project offset over its operational life. The Tallawarra B project will be ready for the summer of 2023-24, ahead of the scheduled retirement of the Liddell power station.

With its fast-start flexible capacity, the Tallawarra B project will play a vital role in maintaining system security, complementing renewables coming into the system, and providing reliable power to customers in New South Wales.

 
EnergyAustralia’s existing Tallawarra power station.


Above: EnergyAustralia’s existing Tallawarra power station. Shaded area indicative of Tallawarra B location.

  • Read EnergyAustralia's Tallawarra B Project media release 

  • Read the NSW Government’s Tallawarra B Project media release 
  • Read the Federal Government’s Tallawarra B Project media release

Read the Tallawarra B Project Factsheet here

For more information on the project please email: Tallawarra.Community@energyaustralia.com.au