Bioenergy / Energy from wasteProject Mount Piper Energy Recovery Project Final Investment Decision Study
This is the Final Knowledge Sharing Report for the Mount Piper Energy Recovery project. The feasibility assessment has identified that the project is technically viable, however it is not financially feasible with the current project configuration and market conditions.
The Mt Piper power station in the Lithgow local government area is owned by EnergyAustralia and has a 1400 Megawatt (MW) capacity providing about 12 percent of NSW’s energy supply. To produce this energy Mt Piper uses about 12,000 tonnes of coal per day.
The key purpose of the Project is to enable Mt Piper to improve the efficiency of the use of its coal supply so that:
- Its coal needs are sustainable regardless of changes in the coal supply market; and
- EnergyAustralia can reduce the carbon emissions profile of the power station in a manner which is consistent with its commitments to maintain the viability of Mt Piper and transition its business to a clean energy future providing reliable and affordable power.