Callide Unit C3 back online

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement The Honourable Mick de Brenni

Another important step in the recovery of Callide Power Station has been marked with a third generating unit returning to service today.

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said Unit C3 was brought back online in the early hours of this morning.

“This milestone brings capacity up to almost 75 per cent following the return of units B1 and B2 in June,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The entire Callide team have displayed an unwavering focus on returning the units safely and have worked methodically through the return to service process.

“I thank them for this achievement.

“As C3 is safely and gradually ramped up to full capacity, we can expect Callide to start generating up to 1,120 megawatts of reliable energy into the National Electricity Market.”

CS Energy owns Callide C in a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with InterGen Australia. The JV has advised the market that Unit C4 will return to service on 1 December 2022.

CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said the external independent investigation is underway into the C4 event on 25 May.

“Lead investigator Dr Sean Brady and his team have been onsite at Callide Power Station and we are providing them with whatever support they need to undertake a comprehensive investigation,” Mr Bills said.

“CS Energy is committed to understanding the facts that led to the C4 event so we can learn from it and improve the safety of our people and plant.”

Callide Power Station has a permanent workforce of 260 people and is comprised of two power plants, Callide B and C, each with two generating units (B1 and B2, C3 and C4).

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