Find out how gas fired power stations work. This fact sheet describes the generation of electricity in gas fired power stations, which typically produces 50% less carbon dioxide than conventional coal fired power plants. Information is provided about the Daandine power station located west of Brisbane, which uses coal seam gas to fuel engines to produce electricity. Images of the Oakey power station are also included. Educational value statement
Key learning objectives
- Describes the processes in a combined cycle power plant
- Can be downloaded as a PDF or MSWord file.
- Students explain how natural gas and coal seam gas can be used to generate electricity
- Students explain why emissions from gas fired power stations are lower than those from conventional power stations.
Australian Curriculum content statements
- Science Understanding: Physical sciences
- Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science.