The government of New South Wales (NSW), in Australia, has placed two of its largest power plants for sale.

The coal-fired power plants, run by Macquarie Generation, are the 2000 MW Liddell plant and the 660 MW Bayswater plant.

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Treasurer Mike Baird told local media, that two development sites will also be offered for sale, including a site next to the Bayswater power station with planning approval for another coal or gas generator.

The sale is part of a state strategy to raise money for infrastructure projects.

Liddell Power Station is a coal-powered thermal power station with four 500 MW GEC (UK) steam driven turbo alternators for a combined capacity of 2000 MW which was commissioned in the early 70s.

Bayswater Power Station is a bituminous (black) coal-powered thermal power station with four 660 MW Tokyo Shibaura Electric (Japan) steam driven turbo alternators for a combined capacity of 2640 MW.

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