Millmerran Power Station is an 850 MW black coal fired power plant located approximately 100km west of Toowoomba in southern Queensland. Commissioned in 2003, it is one of the most energy efficient, reliable and environmentally advanced coal fired projects in Australia. Coal is sourced exclusively from the Commodore open cut coal mine, located adjacent to the power station – allowing for low cost, consistent, high quality feed product for the plant.
Utilising supercritical boiler technology and low NOx burners, Millmerran is a base load operation, configured with 2 x 425 MW units. This configuration allows for continuous production, year round, even when one unit is offline for maintenance.
Millmerran draws recycled waste water from Toowoomba’s sewage treatment plant, and utilises air cooled condensers, which reduce water consumption as much as 90% over the traditional cooling towers utilised at other power stations.
Millmerran Power Station is operated by Millmerran Operating Company, a subsidiary of InterGen. InterGen is a global power generation firm with 13 power facilities in operation, representing a total generation capacity of 8,073 MW (6,401 net equity MW). InterGen’s plants are located in the UK, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia.