On Thursday 5 March, Year 12 students attended an excursion at NRG (Gladstone Power Station).
All students undertook an induction on safety and emergency procedures. We all got safety gear and went for a drive around the power plant and were shown the coal stockpiles, coal conveyer belts, turbines, generator, transformer, control room, electrician room and the chemical lab.
We learnt that NRG supplies most electricity to the east coast of Australia. They have over 190 full time employees and offer a variety of employment opportunities.
We learnt that some aspects of the plant can’t be accessed when faults occur. This demonstrates how important it is to have all equipment working at all times.
report by Tyler McGuire (Year 12)