When did Yallourn Power Station open?
The story of Yallourn Power Station starts in 1921, when the former State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) built a temporary power station fuelled by brown coal from the Latrobe Valley. Its success led to a permanent station on the banks of the Latrobe River in 1924, and to the station we know today.
Why is Yallourn closing?
EnergyAustralia will close the Yallourn Power station four years earlier than planned, announcing an accelerated closure date of mid-2028 as coal generators face the impacts of falling electricity prices and the rising costs of maintaining ageing infrastructure.
How much electricity does Yallourn?
Together, these turbines produce 1,480 megawatts of electricity an hour – enough to power about 2 million homes. Today, Yallourn provides 22 per cent of Victoria’s electricity, and about 8 per cent of Australia’s National Electricity Market. But power is only part of the Yallourn story.
Is Yallourn Power Station closing?
Latrobe City Council will continue to standby the community after Energy Australia today announced it would close the Yallourn power station in 2028 – four years earlier than planned.
Who is the CEO of EnergyAustralia?
Catherine Tanna (Jul 1, 2014–)
EnergyAustralia appoints Mark Collette as new CEO, replacing Catherine Tanna. Mark Collette will head up EnergyAustralia, replacing Catherine Tanna.
Is the Jackery 1500 worth it?
The Jackery Explorer 1500 provides great value for money by packing a powerful inverter, high capacity batteries and wide range of power outlets. This affordable generator will save you from a lot of headaches thanks to its reliability and small size.
Who runs EnergyAustralia?
EnergyAustralia is owned by CLP Group, one of the oldest and largest integrated power businesses in the Asia Pacific. We employ around 2,500 people across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
How many people work at Yallourn Power Station?
The Yallourn power station generates enough electricity every day to supply 2 million Australian homes. More than 500 people work at the plant and it spends millions of dollars every year with local businesses.
When does Hazelwood Power Station close in Victoria?
When the Hazelwood power station – similar in size to Yallourn – closed in 2017 around a fifth of Victoria’s generation was lost, which directly correlated with household power prices surging to record highs. Yallourn has coal reserves to operate until 2032; then the plant will close, and the site will be rehabilitated.
When was the Yallourn coal mine supposed to close?
Yallourn was originally expected to close in 2032 with an extension to the extraction licence for the Yallourn coal mine in 2018 allowing coal to be supplied to the adjacent power station until that date [i].
Which is the dirtiest power plant in Australia?
In January 2018 Bendigo experienced 12 consecutive days over 35°C, breaking the previous record of eight days set in 2014. If we don’t act with speed and scale, events like this will become even more common and more extreme. Burning coal is Australia’s biggest source of damaging climate pollution.