Fuel mix

Coal

We source coal through long-term agreements for our Callide and Kogan Creek power stations.

CS Energy owns the Kogan Creek Mine that supplies coal to Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla in south west Queensland. Golding Contractors operate the mine on our behalf and delivers the coal to the station via a four kilometre conveyor belt. 

CS Energy also owns the undeveloped Glen Wilga and Haystack Road coal resources near Chinchilla.

Coal arrives at Callide Power Station by conveyor belt from the neighbouring Callide Mine, which is owned by a subsidiary of Anglo Coal Australia.

Water

Water is a key input to the electricity generation process at all of our power stations. We use a combination of raw and town water across our sites and strive to achieve maximum efficiency of this precious resource.

Our pumped storage facility Wivenhoe Power Station uses water from Wivenhoe Dam and cycles it through an upper and low reservoir to generate, absorb and store electricity. 

At the coal-fired Callide and Kogan Creek power stations, the coal combustion process heats water in the power station boilers to produce steam for driving their turbines. Callide Power Station also uses water for cooling while the Kogan Creek Power Station is a highly water efficient dry-cooled power station.

More information
Water management at CS Energy's sites
Wivenhoe Power Station profile