A 210 MW gas-fired reciprocating engine power station near Adelaide
The Barker Inlet Power Station comprises 12 reciprocating engines capable of generating approximately 18 MW of output each.
The engines operate at high efficiency and with a low heat rate compared to other forms of fast-start plants. The station is capable of operating at full capacity within five minutes, providing a rapid response to changes in renewable generation supply. As the state increases its renewable energy generation, sites like Barker Inlet are an important part of the energy mix.