At a glance
Moranbah North Power Station
Start of operation:
Moranbah, Central Queensland, Australia
Generating capacity:63.9 MW
Abated and avoided emissions:
1.8 million tonnes CO2–e p.a.
Equivalent cars off the road:
Equivalent homes powered:
About the WCMG power station
EDL pioneered the process of capturing and converting waste coal mine gas (WCMG) generated during coal mining in Australia.
WCMG is produced during coal mining as methane gas trapped in coal seams is released. As this product can be a safety hazard and a challenge to mining operations, it is extracted by mine ventilation and coal seam drainage. Historically a waste product that is vented or flared, the extracted methane is used by EDL as a power generation fuel—delivering reliable, sustainable and affordable energy and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The power station incorporates GE Jenbacher 620 3MW generator sets and began full scale operation in 2008, mostly displacing coal-fired generation.
Historically a waste product that is vented or flared, the extracted methane is used by EDL as a power generation fuel.