Lake Cargelligo CSP Project

This page provides information on Lake Cargelligo CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Lake Cargelligo
Location: Lake Cargelligo

New South Wales
Owners (%): Graphite Energy
Technology Power Tower
Nominal Capacity: 3 MW
Status Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021


Lat/Long Location -33.312,146.41


Developer Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Ltd
EPC Comet Windmills
Operator Graphite Energy
Electricity Generation Offtaker Australian National Energy Market


Concessional Funding or Other Support AUD 5$ million grant as a part of AEST Program

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 6080
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 620
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 10

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Receiver Manufacturer Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Ltd
Receiver Model Graphite solar storage receiver

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 3 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 50

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Description Core graphite thermal storage technology