Liddell Power Station

Novatec’s 9 MWth solar boiler acts as a fuel-saver by feeding steam into the existing coal fired power station and reducing the coal required to operate the facility. The replacement of coal by the solar boiler will cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 5,000 tonnes per annum.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Linear Fresnel reflector
Status
Currently Non-Operational
Location

Liddell
Australia

Region
New South Walles
Lat/Long Location
32°
22'
34.00"
South
150°
58'
48.00"
East
Electricity Generation
13,550 MWh/yr
Generation Data Explanation
thermal megawatts-hour
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Project Type
Commercial
Incentives
$9.25 million from the NSW Government Climate Change Fund Renewable Energy Development Program

Participants

Developer(s)
Novatec Solar
EPC Contractor
Novatec Solar
Operator(s)
Macquarie Generation
Generation Offtaker(s)
Australian National Electricity Market

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
18,490 m²
# of Lines
4
Line Length
403 m
Collector Manufacturer
Novatec Solar Nova-1
Collector Description
Fresnel
Mirror Manufacturer
Novatec Solar
Receiver Manufacturer
Novatec Solar
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
140ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
270ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
3 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
3 MW
Turbine Description
The 9 MWth solar boiler feeds steam into the existing 2000 MW coal-fired power station
Power Cycle Pressure
55 bar
Cooling Method
Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description
Air-cooled condensers
Design-Point Conditions
270ºC, 55 bar, 9.3 MWth peak thermal output

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Liddell Power Station
Location: Australia
Owner(s) (%): Macquarie Generation (100%)
Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity (Net):
3 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
3 MW
Status: Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2012

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