Griffin Energy

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Australiacoal}} Griffin Energy is a Western Australian energy company. Prior to government deregulation of the electricity sector in 1997 Griffin Energy was solely a coal mining company. However, it has diversified into a range of energy projects including power stations and renewable power.[1]

In April 2011, two Japanese companies, the Kansai Electric Power Company and Sumitomo Corporation, bought the plants in the town of Collie, Collie B (Premier Coal) Power Station and Collie B (Griffin Energy) Power Station. The sale came just a few months after Indian firm Lanco Infratech finalised its 750 million dollar takeover of Griffin's coal mines, which are also in Collie.[2]

Proposed Coal Power Stations

  • Bluewaters 1 Power Station is a proposal by Griffin Energy for a 208 megawatt[3] subcritical coal-fired power station. It was approved by the Western Australian government in May 2005.[4] In December 2005 the company announced that Mitsui would begin construction of the $400 million project in early 2006 with a completion date set for 2008.[5] The station, which will use coal from Griffin’s new Ewington I mine[6] is scheduled to be commissioned in late 2008.[7]
  • Bluewaters 2 Power Station was proposed in November 2004 as a 200 megawatt subcritical coal-fired power station to be co-located with the Blueswaters 1 power station. Construction of the project began in 2007.[8] The station is scheduled to be commissioned in 2009.[9]
  • Bluewaters Power Station Expansion is a proposal by Griffin Energy to add a further two 208 megawatt coal-fired generating unts with a proposed commissioning date of 2012 and 2014. Thye company states that it "will also ensure the Bluewaters Power Station Expansion project will be capable of adopting carbon capture technology in the future, once this developing technology becomes commercially viable in Western Australia."[11]
  • Collie B (Griffin Energy) Power Station was a proposal by Griffin Energy for a 330 megawatt power station adjacent to the existing Collie A Station, which is scheduled to be retired. The proposal was submitted to Western Power as a tender for a power procurement process. The bid did not win the tender.[12]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Griffin Energy, "Our History", Griffin Energy website, accessed August 2008.
  2. "Griffin coal power stations sold" ABC News, April 8, 2011.
  3. Office of Energy, "Western Australia Electricity Generation Stations: Non-Renewable Fuel", Office of Energy website, accessed August 2008.
  4. Collie Coal, "Bluewaters decision helps secure State's energy needs", Media Release, May 30, 2005.
  5. "WA set for new $400m power station", ABC News, December 17, 2005.
  6. Collie Coal, "Future Generation", Collie Coal website, accessed 2008.
  7. Office of Energy, Government of Western Australia, "Wholesale Electricity Market", Office of Energy website, accessed August 2008.
  8. Griffin Energy, "Our History", Griffin Energy website, accessed August 2008.
  9. Office of Energy, Government of Western Australia, "Wholesale Electricity Market", Office of Energy website, accessed August 2008.
  10. Collie Coal, "Future Generation", Collie Coal website, accessed 2008.
  11. Griffin Energy, "Bluewaters Power Station Expansion", Griffin Energy, website, accessed August 2008.
  12. Collie Coal, "Future Generation", Collie Coal website, accessed 2008.

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