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

Tallawarra is made up of two neighbouring gas-fired power stations – A and B, located on the shores of Lake Illawarra in Yallah, New South Wales.

Tallawarra A&B

Tallawarra A

Tallawarra A is one of Australia's most environmentally efficient large-scale gas-fired power stations. It is a combined cycle station with fast-start capability, which produces less carbon emissions than conventional coal-fired power stations. Tallawarra A has a generation capacity of 440 MW – enough power to supply up to 200,000 homes.

Before the Tallawarra A gas-fired power station commenced operations in January 2009, the site was home to a 320 MW coal-fired power station which operated between 1954 and 1989. 

Tallawarra A will be undergoing an upgrade to increase its efficiency later this year.

Tallawarra B

The construction of the Tallawarra B gas-fired power station was completed in early 2024.  It is now supplying power into the grid during times of high demand.

Tallawarra B is Australia’s first peaking power station with direct emissions offset.  Its fast-start gas turbine can come online to full load within 30 minutes, generating 320 MW - enough power for 180,000 homes in New South Wales.  

Tallawarra B features a $13 million purpose-built plume dispersion device to ensure the safety of planes flying nearby.  


The Tallawarra power stations are there to back-up renewables.  When the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, they quickly step in to ensure a reliable power supply.

EnergyAustralia’s ambition for the power stations is that in future they will operate using green hydrogen.

Contact us

Email: Tallawarra.Community@energyaustralia.com.au 

Phone1800 574 947 

Postal Address: PO Box 20, Dapto  NSW  2530.