Newman Power Station

Newman Power Station is a 178MW gas-fired power station that supplies power via a 220kV transmission line, that is owned by Alinta Energy, to the Roy Hill mine site which is approximately 120 km north of the Newman township in the Pilbara region of WA. Natural gas is transported to the Newman Power Station via the Goldfields Gas Transmission Pipeline of which Alinta Energy owns 11.8%. The Newman Power Station has approximately one million litres of diesel fuel stored on site at any time so that in the event of a gas supply interruption it can switch to diesel fuel and continue to generate electricity for its customers. The Newman Power Station and the transmission line to the Roy Hill mine operate at very high levels of reliability to meet the needs of Roy Hill’s mining operations and have spare capacity to be able to supply other customers in the region that require competitively priced electricity.