Abstract

This point dataset contains the major power stations in Australia including all those that feed into the electricity transmission network.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.389174 East bound 153.43411 West bound 113.533955 South bound -42.88826
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Database

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2012

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Database
National dataset
risk assessment
risk analysis
greenhouse gas emissions
energy
energy infrastructure
Build Environment and Design

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-12.389174
East bound
153.43411
West bound
113.533955
South bound
-42.88826

Lineage

The power station points were digitized in 2011 from the library of imagery held within Geoscience Australia. Imagery used ranged from 0.15m resolution aerial photos to 2.5m resolution satellite images. A complete revision was completed in September 2012. Source Information Primary information sources used to identify and attribute the power stations came from internal Geoscience Australia (GA) data and annually released and publicly available publications. For Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, the contents of this dataset directly reflect the power stations present on the January 2012 Australian Energy Market (AEMO) network diagrams and the 31 July 2012 scheduled, semi-scheduled and non-scheduled power station lists (available from www.aemo.com.au). These diagrams and lists are released annually as part of the National Transmission Development Plan. For Western Australia (WA), all renewable and non-renewable generation facilities reported in the 2010 Energy Generation Tables and the 2010 Energy Resources and Infrastructure Map available on the Western Australian Department of Finance Public Utilities Office webpage (http://www.finance.wa.gov.au/cms/content.aspx?id=13676) were captured. For south west Western Australia (WA), the points also reflect the power station data available from Western Power's Online Network Capacity Mapping Tool. (http://www.westernpower.com.au/ldd/ncmtoverview.html) In the Northern Territory (NT), the major generation facilities that are reported in the annual Northern Territory's Utilities Commission report entitled 2010-11 Power System Review (http://www.nt.gov.au/ntt/utilicom/publications/reports_publications.shtml) were captured. Several smaller facilities (<5 MW) mentioned in the report, that are located in remote communities, were not captured because due to insufficient publicly available information. These primary information sources were supplemented with online, publicly available information from utility companies, power station owners/operators, engineering firms and government agencies.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

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Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

cc365600-294f-597d-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2012-10-17

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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