Gas fired power station near Adelaide
The Torrens Island Power Station is located 18 km from Adelaide CBD on Torrens Island.
Construction of the Torrens Island Power Station began in 1963 following the passing of a government act vesting the land and authorising construction. ‘A’ Station, which consists of four generating units, became operational in 1967; construction on ‘B’ Station, which also consists of four generating units, was completed in 1976.
The power station employs about 180 people, supplemented by a contractor workforce.
In mid-2017, AGL announced that two of the four Torrens A turbines will be mothballed. The new Barker Inlet Power Station – which is alongside AGL Torrens – will continue to cater for South Australia's generation needs.
In July 2019, AGL announced a delay in the planned closure of the first two Torrens A units. Under the schedule AGL has proved to AEMO (the Australian Energy Market Operator), the first two units will be closed in September 2020, the third in September 2021, and the final unit in September 2022.