Yallourn Power Station - VIC

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DEG: -38.1743 146.35057
DMS: 38º 10' 27.48" S 146º 21' 2.05" E
UTM: 55 H 5774646mN 443117mE
Altitude: 54.29m


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Population - Place Name


128.24kms East of Melbourne
406.5kms SouthWest of Canberra
529.46kms North of Hobart

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Yallourn VIC 3825
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Abundant supplies of brown coal led to the Vic govt siting several power stations on the coalfield as early as 1928. The plant seen today was built from 1974 to 1982 with coal taken on conveyor belts directly to the boilers saving costs. To produce 1480 MW of power takes 2400 tonnes of coal every hour. Only steam is emitted from the fat hyperbolic cooling towers. The thin chimneys of the boilers emit invisible CO2 and very little ash/smoke as this is precipitated out electrostatically. Since coal contains sulfur this burns to make sulfur dioxide gas which causes acid rain.
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Closest Weather Station

Latrobe Valley at 16/06:30pm EST
Distance from Yallourn Power Station 11.52km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport)
Distance from Yallourn Power Station 11.52km E
Mean Max. °C26.526.524.220.516.814.113.614.916.919.422.024.0
Mean Min. °C12.612.911.
Mean Rain mm47.546.249.758.253.564.064.163.877.572.675.868.1

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