About Us

Welcome to NRG Gladstone Power Station.

The Gladstone Power Station is a world-class facility providing customers with safe, reliable, low-cost electricity.

Gladstone Power Station was built by the Queensland Government and first commenced operation in 1976. The station has been a significant part of the Gladstone community and an important energy provider for Queensland since that time. After 40 plus years of operation, we are still Queensland’s largest single power station and remain an important generating facility in the National Electricity Market. We take our role in the community, in which we all live and work, as an important part of how we seek to operate this Station.

Since 1994, the station has been operated by NRG Gladstone Operating Services on behalf of Joint Venture participants Rio Tinto Ltd (42.125%), Sunshine State Power, a wholly- owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (37.5%), SLMA GPS Pty Ltd (8.50%), Ryowa II GPS Pty Ltd (7.125%) and YKK GPS (Queensland) Pty Ltd (4.75%).

Headquartered in Houston, TX, NRG Energy Inc., the parent company of NRG Gladstone Operating Services and Sunshine State Power, is a leading integrated energy and home services company founded in 1989. NRG Energy, Inc. brings the power of energy to customers by producing and selling energy and related products and services, predominately in the U.S. and Canada.

Find out more about the History of Gladstone Power Station

Today the electricity industry, both here in Australia and around the world is facing new and demanding challenges. We are in a world with a growing hunger for energy and we recognise the shortcomings in how we have traditionally supplied much of that energy. There is no doubt that the size of our challenge in meeting the demand for electricity is great, whilst at the same time, finding more efficient and sustainable means of doing so. However, our success is important not just for those who work within the electricity industry, but for all of us. We at Gladstone Power Station are aware of these challenges and are seeking to meet them. Find out more about the process and operations at the Gladstone Power Station.

To many observers looking in at large plant such as the Gladstone Power Station, it is easy to be taken aback by the size and complexity of the equipment. However, for us the reality is, that it is the people who operate and maintain such a plant who truly represent the amazing element. Our people at Gladstone Power Station contribute an amazing amount of knowledge, experience and drive that has allowed this station to operate well during the past 40 years. We seek to harness the power of our people, their passion for what we do and their pride in where they work so that we can better prepare Gladstone Power Station to face the challenges confronting us. We are, in our own way, seeking to meet those challenges in a safe, reliable, responsible and sustainable manner. Our people are the key. If you would like to be apart of our team here at the Gladstone Power Station, see our current vacancies.

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our Power Station stands today, the Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Bailai people. These people have been the caretakers of this place for time in memorial, and we honour their stewardship of this country.