- 3 July 2009
My guess is it has something to do with the linepack and the GT is situated in a position that the draw on the line at that point, is such that it has minimal affect on what is available at the end delivery point.Indeed a bit off topic but the 90MW gas turbine is by itself in the middle of nowhere. I don't know the full history there, how that came to be, but it's the only generating plant at the site and it really is stuck in the middle of a field pretty much:
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Zoom out I don't know the history but there must be a story as to why it was built there surely. It's a suitable location, it connects to the Moomba - Adelaide gas pipeline, and nobody's likely to complain about noise but still, it seems an odd place for one gas turbine all by itself.
In W.A there is a similar situation with Pinjar GT station, North of Perth.
Just a guess.