Callide C3 back online on Monday morning, 26th July 2021


In this article published around 18:00 yesterday (Sunday 25th July 2021) I mentioned that ‘it seems like we’re getting quite close to seeing output’ for the Callide C3 unit – which tripped offline on Tuesday 25th May 2021 in conjunction with the Callide C4 Catastrophe (i.e. 2 months earlier).

As shown in the snapshot below of the ‘Unit Dashboard’ widget in ez2view, the unit is back online this morning:

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We see that the unit did come online earlier overnight – but tripped at 00:40 and the corresponding rebid at 00:34 referenced ‘0033P Technical issue – H2 cooling SL’.

A second attempt from 04:30 seems to have gone more successfully, at least to this point 2 hours later, with the unit above 300MW and increasing towards maximum capacity of 466MW.

Given the general level of interest, I expect there might be some form of news announcement here on the CS Energy website sometime later today – but there’s nothing there at present…

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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