NERs to AGL’s Loy Yang Power Station
Ensuring Safety and Continuity of Supply

AGL Loy Yang produces approximately 15 TWh of electricity, enough to power over 2 million Australian homes. It is an integral part of Australia’s national electricity market.

AGL Loy Yang comprises the 2,210 megawatt Loy Yang A power station and adjacent Loy Yang coal mine. AGL Loy Yang uses brown coal, supplied exclusively by the adjacent open cut mine, as the fuel source to generate electricity. The mine has an annual output of approximately 30 million tonnes of coal.

What we did

As part of generation and distribution network, the necessary protections need to be in place to ensure a safe and consistent supply of energy whilst preventing electrical infrastructure damage.

The main challenge was to ensure that the enclosure dissipated the heat generated by the NER during fault conditions. This was difficult as the enclosure was IP54 and didn’t allow for much air flow. The enclosure was designed so that the temperature was radiated by the side panels and roof of the enclosure.

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