Fast-tracking Victoria's clean energy future to replace Hazelwood power station

Power resources Electricity Victoria

Victoria's high-polluting Hazelwood power station can be replaced as soon as the end of 2012 while maintaining energy security, cutting Victoria's greenhouse emissions by 12 percent and creating more jobs, according to this report.

The analysis finds that Victoria is in a fortunate position to have access to a diverse range of clean energy resources, which together could replace Hazelwood’s generation many times over. The modelling uses clean energy options that not only replace the amount of electricity that Hazelwood produces over the course of a year but also replace Hazelwood’s peak summer generation. In practical terms this means replacing 1179 MW of peak summer capacity and 10,301 GWh of electricity generation each year.

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