Kogan Creek Power Station

Kogan Creek Power Station

Fast facts

Capacity: 750 MW
Fuel: Black coal
Location: Kogan Creek, near Chinchilla in South West Queensland
Employees: 103

Kogan Creek Power Station is one of Australia’s most efficient and technically advanced coal-fired power stations. Commissioned in 2007, it contains the largest single generating unit in Australia and has one of the lowest environmental impacts of any coal-fired power station nationwide. 

As a supercritical station Kogan Creek’s boiler operates at a much higher pressure and temperature than conventional coal-fired power stations. This means it converts each unit of fuel into more energy – it’s a very efficient way to produce electricity. 

Kogan Creek Power Station is also very water efficient, because it uses dry cooling technology and sources the limited water it does require from bores.

Located in the western Darling Downs near Chinchilla in Queensland, Kogan Creek Power Station can generate up to 750 megawatts of baseload electricity – enough to power one million Australian homes. 

How electricity is generated at Kogan Creek

Learn about the coal-fired power generation process and Kogan Creek's key specifications in the Electricity generation at Kogan Creek Power Station fact sheet (PDF 511.2KB).

Working at Kogan Creek

To learn more about working at Kogan Creek Power Station, watch the video below or visit our Careers section.


Kogan Creek Mine

CS Energy also owns the neighbouring Kogan Creek Mine, which supplies black coal to the power station via a four kilometre overland conveyor belt and is operated by Golding Contractors. Kogan Creek Mine supplies more than two million tonnes of coal to the power station each year. 

Kogan Clean Energy Hub

CS Energy is adding a clean energy hub next to Kogan Creek Power Station to support Queensland's renewable energy targets and diversify our generation portfolio.

The Kogan Clean Energy Hub currently includes the Chinchilla Battery and the Kogan Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Plant. A hydrogen-ready gas peaking plant is currently in the project development phase.

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