Loy Yang B Power Station

Loy Yang B power station is located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, 160km east of Melbourne.

It is Victoria’s newest and most efficient coal-fired power station generating 953 MW – or about 17 per cent of Victoria’s energy needs. It is supplied with brown coal from the adjacent Loy Yang open cut mine.

Loy Yang B is jointly owned by ENGIE (70 per cent) and Mitsui & Co Ltd (30 percent). The partnership trades as IPM Operation and Maintenance.

The first of the power station’s two units came on line in 1993, with the second unit commencing commercial operation in 1996.

In 1995, Loy Yang B was the world’s first coal-fired power station to gain quality accreditation to ISO 9001 and the first Australian power station to gain environmental accreditation to ISO 14001.

Since 1997, Loy Yang B has enjoyed a significant partnership with Landcare, pioneered by Loy Yang B. This partnership has resulted in the planting of more than1.5 million native trees, shrubs and grasses planted throughout Gippsland in Victoria and in South Australia and Western Australia, and has led to a new national partnership in the form of the Landcare Environmental Detectives Program.

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