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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Kogan Creek Solar Boost (Kogan Creek)
Country: Australia
Location: Chinchilla
(Queensland)
Owner(s): CS Energy (100%)
Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity: Net: 44.0 MW Gross: 44.0 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2015

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Kogan Creek Solar Boost

Kogan Creek Solar Boost project is set to become the largest solar integration with a coal-fired power station in the world. The project consist of a CLFR solar thermal augmentation of the existing Kogan Creek Power Station, increasing the power station’s electrical output and fuel efficiency. The solar addition will enable the 750 megawatt power station, already one of Australia’s most efficient coal-fired power stations and Australia’s largest single unit, to produce more electricity with the same amount of coal. The project will help avoid 35,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent to taking 11,000 cars of the road annually.

Status Date: February 6, 2014

Background

Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Status: Under construction
Country: Australia
City: Chinchilla
Region: Queensland
Lat/Long Location: 26°55′ 8.0″ South, 150°45′ 28.0″ East
Land Area: 30 hectares
Electricity Generation: 44,000 MWh/yr
Generation Data Explanation: The generation data is based on projected solar-derived steam generation with an appropriate thermal cycle efficiency applied, considering the solar steam is being injected into the Cold Reheat line of the existing power station.
Contact(s): Alan Brake
Company: CS Energy
Key References: Web site
Break Ground: June 2011
Start Production: 2015
Cost (approx): 105 AU$ million
PPA/Tariff Information: The solar-derived generation will be traded in Australia’s National Electricity Market as part of the power station’s overall output.
Project Type: Commercial

Participants

Developer(s): CS Energy
Owner(s) (%): CS Energy (100%)
EPC Contractor: AREVA Solar & Clyde Babcock-Hitachi Pty Ltd
Operator(s): CS Energy
Generation Offtaker(s): National Electricity Market

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

# of Lines: 14
Line Length: 500 m
Mirror Width in Line: 36 m
Collector Manufacturer (Model) : AREVA Solar (CLFR)
Collector Description: Once-through receiver delivering superheated steam
Mirror Manufacturer : AREVA Solar
Receiver Manufacturer : AREVA Solar
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water/Steam
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 186°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 370°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 44.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 44.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Siemens
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 60.0 bar
Cooling Method: Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description: Air-Cooled Condenser

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None