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Barossa Valley power station built by Cummins Power Generation

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A new power station was built at Angaston in the Barossa Valley to help meet South Australia's electricity requirements during peak summer demand. 

Cummins Power Generation, a supplier of power generation equipment developed, built and operates the 40 megawatt power station at Angaston.

The Angaston plant comprises 24 Cummins QSK60 generator sets, each rated at 1.6 MW and each with Cummins' advanced PowerCommand control system for paralleling. The Cummins QSK60 generators operate at 415V and step up to 33 kV via 12 transformers.

The Cummins QSK60 generator sets have established a reputation in terms of fuel efficiency, low emissions and low maintenance costs.

The station has advanced environmental features to ensure emissions and noises are at a minimum, with emissions at ground level below stringent Australian environmental standards proposed for 2008.

The Cummins QSK60 generators are housed in two acoustic buildings designed to minimise noise impact on the environment.

The Angaston power station is similar to the one Cummins built in the Adelaide suburb of Lonsdale in 2001.

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