Synergen Power - A peaking generator for the National Electricity Market
When ENGIE began operations in South Australia at Pelican Point in 1999 it subsequently acquired the long-term lease of Synergen Power. It is a peaking generator operating out of four power stations across the state. Synergen has ten generating units; four natural gas fuelled turbines located at Dry Creek and Mintaro and six diesel fuelled turbines at the Snuggery and Port Lincoln locations. The four stations have a combined generating capacity of 396 MW of electricity which is supplied into the National Electricity Market (NEM) during periods of high demand, particularly on days of high temperatures. Synergen also provides several other services to the NEM including System Restart Ancillary Services to AEMO, Network Support Services to ElectraNet and support for the transmission network. Synergen Power is a joint venture of ENGIE (72 per cent) and Mitsui & Co Ltd (28 per cent).