Loy Yang Power Stations are located near Traralgon in the Gippsland region of Victoria. The power stations were built in the 1980s with Loy Lang A producing about 2,200 megawatts and Loy Lang B producing about 1,050 megawatts. The power stations are fueled by brown coal extracted in the nearby open cut mine.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.