International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited


International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited, trading as ENGIE Australian Energy, is a foreign-owned private company, deriving revenue from the generation and retailing of electricity and gas. The company employs approximately 280 staff and is administered from its head office in Melbourne.

International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited's ultimate parent is ENGIE SA, a France-based electric utility company.

International Power (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited owns and operates electricity generating plants in Western Australia and South Australia. 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 ten 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 17% of South Australia's thermal energy needs.
  • 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. ENGIE 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. ENGIE 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, expected to complete in 2019. Once operational, the farm will aim to produce electricity for 80,000 homes in South Australia.

The company also plans to develop and operate three other solar farms in Queensland and New South Wales including the Silverleaf Solar Farm, the Gregory Solar Farm, and the Warhook Solar Farm. 

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