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Vales Point

Vales Point A station was built in the 1960s as a four-unit station.  These generating units were decommissioned in the late 1980's.  Vales Point now operates two 660 MW generating units.

The power station is at the southern end of Lake Macquarie, about 35 km south of Newcastle.  There are lakes, beaches and other tourist attractions nearby as well as abundant bird and sea life, so it is especially vital to maintain the strictest standards of environmental performance.

Since November 2008, a water reclamation plant has been treating sewage to a high standard of purity to be used in the demineralisation plant, instead of drinking quality water.  Due to this and a number of other water saving initiatives installed since 2005, Vales Point Power Station has reduced consumption of drinking quality water by up 500 million litres.

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