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Bass Strait islands


The two major inhabited islands in Bass Strait, King Island and Flinders Island, both have their own power generation systems.

For information about energy prices and services please see Powering Bass Strait islands.

Flinders Island Power Station

Flinders Island Power Station generates solar power and uses diesel generation to ensure reliability in all conditions. Renewable wind energy is also generated through two turbines connected to the grid – one is privately owned. 

Date commissioned* 1984
Generating capacity 4.31 MW
Number of turbines 6
Type of turbines 4 diesel
2 wind (one privately owned)
1 solar array
*The Whitemark Power Station was decommissioned in 1985 and was replaced by the Flinders Island Power Station.
Whitemark Power Station_Flinders Island
Whitemark Power Station_One of the diesel generators_Flinders Island
Privately owned Hayes Hill Wind Farm_Flinders Island

King Island Advanced Hybrid Power Station

King Island Advanced Hybrid Power Station is part of an integrated system that generates renewable solar power and uses diesel generation to ensure reliability in all conditions. The Huxley Hill Wind Farm is also a part of the system.

Date commissioned* 1985
Generating capacity 8.55 MW
Number of turbines 9
Type of turbines 4 diesel
5 wind
1 solar array
*Currie Power Station was decommissioned in 1986 and was replaced by the King Island Power Station and then renamed several years ago as the King Island Advanced Hybrid Power Station.
Currie Power Station with solar array and Huxley Hill turbines_King Island
Currie Power Station_Aerial view of power station and Huxley Hill Wind Farm_King Island
Currie Power Station_Renewable energy sources used on King Island_King Island
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