June 18, 2022

Please attribute to an EnergyAustralia spokesperson:  

  • In the afternoon of 18 June 2022, Transgrid reported that one of the redundant transformers at Dapto substation mechanically failed resulting in a contained oil fire.  

  • EnergyAustralia’s gas fired Tallawarra power station is not located on the same site.  

  • Importantly, all of our people are safe.  

  • The incident resulted in Tallawarra power station coming offline for around 2 hours.  

  • The team at Tallawarra safely returned the plant to service at around 5:15pm where we will be there to support the evening peak. 

  • Throughout this period, we have been in regular contact with the Australian Energy Market Operator.  


Despite earlier media reports, there was no fire at EnergyAustralia's Tallawarra power station today.