CALLIDE A POWER STATION
A WORLD-FIRST DEMONSTRATION
The Callide A Power Station in central Queensland, Australia, was retrofitted with oxyfuel and carbon capture technology to demonstrate that, by applying new processes to old technology, we can generate electricity from coal with lower emissions.
Callide A Unit No. 4 was chosen to demonstrate this technology. Callide A was chosen to demonstrate this technology for a number of reasons: the 30 megawatt capacity of the power station's Unit No. 4; the availability of spares from the other three Callide A units; and the availability of operations and maintenance support from CS Energy's nearby Callide B and Callide C power stations..
In 2008, construction started to retrofit oxyfuel technology to the Unit 4 boiler, and install a downstream carbon capture plant.
Between June 2012 and March 2015, this unique and integrated facility ran within the Australian electricity market under normal power station operating conditions.
Today, the Callide Oxyfuel Project leaves a legacy that paves the way for commercial application of oxyfuel carbon capture technology.