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AGL Torrens, located 18 km from Adelaide CBD, is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest natural gas fired power station in Australia.

AGL Torrens, located 18 km from Adelaide CBD, is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest natural gas fired power station in Australia. 

Owned and operated by AGL Energy, and with a name plate capacity total of 1,280MW, the station burns natural gas in boilers to generate steam, which then drives the turbines to generate electricity.
 
The gas is supplied via the SEAGas pipeline from Victoria and from Moomba in the Cooper Basin.
 
Construction began in 1963 following the passing of a government act vesting the land and authorising construction. ‘A’ Station became operational in 1967 and construction on ‘B’ Station was completed in 1976.
 
The power station employs approximately 180 employees, supplemented by a contractor workforce; ensuring the safe, reliable supply of electricity into the South Australian market.

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