Darling Downs Power Station is a 630 MW combined cycle power station, the largest power station of its kind in Australia. It operates at intermediate to full baseload capacity and is one of Australia’s most efficient baseload power stations.
Darling Downs is powered by natural gas piped from Origin’s coal seam gas fields in south west Queensland and produces enough power to supply the equivalent of 400,000 homes.
The $780 million Darling Downs Power Station will be the biggest combined cycle power station in Australia. The power station will be able to operate from intermediate to full base load capacity, and will emit about half the greenhouse gas emissions than a coal-fired power station using current technology would create. This will save 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases a year.