Callide Power Station

Callide Power Station

Fast facts 

Capacity: 1,548 MW
Fuel: Black coal
Location: Biloela, Central Queensland
Employees: 246 

Callide Power Station is comprised of two power plants, Callide B and C, each with two generating units (B1 and B2, C3 and C4).

Callide Power Station receives up to 5.8 million tonnes of black coal annually from the neighbouring Callide Mine owned by Batchfire Resources.

Callide B Power Station

Callide B 

Callide B Power Station has a capacity of 700 megawatts and comprises two 350 MW Hitachi generating units (B1 and B2). 

Callide B was commissioned in 1988 and is 100 per cent owned by CS Energy.

Callide B's distinctive curved cooling tower is a natural draft cooling tower and discharges water vapour.

Fly ash emissions are controlled at Callide B using electrostatic precipitator technology, which is a commonly used technology around the world today.

Callide C Power Station 

Callide C 

Callide C Power Station has a capacity of 848 MW and comprises two Toshiba generating units - C3 and C4. CS Energy owns Callide C in a joint venture (JV) with IG Power and operates Callide C on behalf of the JV.

Callide C is a supercritical coal-fired power station and its features include modern fabric filter bag technology and continuous emissions monitoring systems. 

A major project is underway to rebuild Callide C's two cooling towers. The first of the new cooling towers has been completed, which enabled Unit C3 to return to operation in early April 2024.

Work is now underway on the construction of the new C4 cooling tower and unit C4 is forecast to make a staged return to service in mid-2024.

Working at Callide Power Station

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How electricity is generated at callide

Learn about the coal-fired power generation process and Callide's key specifications in the Electricity generation at Callide Power Station fact sheet (PDF 125.8KB).

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