Wallerawang Coal Power Plant is located near Wallerawang, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. It is coal powered with two steam turbines and two 500 MW GEC (UK) alternators with a combined generating capacity of 1,000 MW.

Wallerawang Coal Power Plant was originally built with four 30 MW generators, completed in 1957-1959, which were referred to as Wallerawang A. Wallerawang B consisted of two 60 MW generators completed in 1961. Wallerawang A and B have both been decommissioned. The two 500 MW units in the current Wallerawang C station were completed in 1976 and 1980.

Wallerawang draws its cooling water from Lake Wallace and Lake Lyell, fresh water lakes on the Coxs River.

The coal for Wallerawang comes from mines in the local area, delivered by private road. 75% of the coal comes from the Angus Place colliery.

Carbon Monitoring for Action estimates Wallerawang Coal Power Plant emits 7.00 million tonnes of greenhouse gases each year as a result of burning coal. The Australian Government has announced the introduction of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme commencing in 2010 to help combat climate change. It is expected to impact on emissions from power stations. The National Pollutant Inventory provides details of other pollutant emissions, but, as at 23 November 2008, not CO2.

Wallerawang Coal Power Plant
Country Australia
Locale Near Wallerawang, New South Wales
Status Baseload
Owner(s) Delta Electricity

Reactor information
Reactors operational 500 MW

Power station information
Generation units 2

Power generation information
Maximum capacity 1,000 MW