International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited


International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited, trading as ENGIE Australian Energy, is a foreign owned, private company that derives its revenue from generating and retailing electricity and gas. The company employs approximately 700 staff across its operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and the Cayman Islands, and is administered from its head office in Melbourne, Victoria.

International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the French-based electric utility company, ENGIE SA. 

International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited owns and operates electricity generating plants in Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. The company also operates an energy retailer, Simply Energy.

International Power (Australia) Holdings owns the following electricity generating facilities:

  • Synergen Peaking Units - Synergen Power comprises nine generating units located around South Australia, which supplies electricity in times of high demand.
  • Pelican Point Power Station - Located in Port River, 20km north-west of Adelaide, this gas-powered station provides 25% of South Australia's power.
  • Canunda Wind Farm - Located in south-east South Australia, the farm consists of 23 wind turbines which produce enough power for around 30,000 homes. Wind conditions at the Canunda Wind Farm enable the farm to produce electricity 34% of the time. International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited owns 72% of this venture with Mitsui & Co Ltd holding the remaining 28%.
  • Kwinana Cogeneration Plant - Located 40km south of Perth, this gas-powered facility provides power directly to the BP Australia Kwinana Oil Refinery and supplies the Government-owned utility, Synergy. International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited owns 70% of this venture with Mitsui & co., Ltd and Ratch Australia holds 30%.
  • Willogoleche Wind Farm - Located on Willogoleche Hill, 160 kilometres north of Adelaide, the farm is currently under construction with an estimated completion date of mid-2018. Once operational, the farm will aim to produce electricity for 80,000 homes in South Australia.

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