CS Energy generates electricity at our baseload coal-fired power stations and a peaking hydro generator.
We own and operate the Callide B, Kogan Creek and Wivenhoe power stations, and a have a 50 percent interest in the Callide C Power Station. Together, these assets make up 68 percent of CS Energy’s trading portfolio in the National Electricity Market (NEM).
We hold an electricity retail licence and sell electricity to large commercial and industrial users in Queensland. We also have a 50/50 joint venture with retailer Alinta, which supplies homes and businesses in South East Queensland. And we have trading rights to energy produced by Gladstone Power Station.
Baseload and peaking power
Electricity demand is dynamic and reflects how we live and work. Power demand peaks as we switch on appliances when we wake up in the morning, or return home from work at night. In tropical Queensland weather plays a huge part in our electricity demand patterns. Heavy air conditioner use in hot summer days is a contributor to seasonal peak electricity demand in Queensland.
We meet demand for electricity in Queensland with our mix of baseload and peaking power generation.
Baseload power is described as continuous load – power that is always on. Our baseload power stations are the coal-fired Callide and Kogan Creek.
Our peaking generator is the Wivenhoe pumped storage hydroelectric power station. This technology is flexible and agile – easily able to come online from a quick start and inject energy into the market.