Liddell Power Station CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Liddell Power Station
Location: Liddell
New South Wales Australia
Owners (%): Macquarie Generation
Technology Linear Fresnel
Nominal Capacity: 3 MW
Status Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 13.55
Lat/Long Location -32.376,150.98


Developer Novatec Solar
EPC Novatec Solar
Operator Macquarie Generation
Electricity Generation Offtaker Australian National Electricity Market


Concessional Funding or Other Support $9.25 million from the NSW Government Climate Change Fund Renewable Energy Development Program

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 18490
# of Lines 4
Mirror Line Length (m) 403
Mirror Manufacturer Novatec Solar

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 140°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 270°C
Receiver Manufacturer Novatec
Receiver Model Nova-1

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 3 MW
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 55
Cooling Type Dry

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