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Plant shutdowns

Closing of factories
Plant closures
Power plant closure


Hazelwood's closure won't affect power prices as much as you might think

The ongoing uncertainty over the future of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has raised the prospect that the ageing generator will be shut down in the near future. The power station has a nameplate capacity of 1.6 gigawatts, which represents 22% of...

Life after coal: pathways to a just and sustainable transition for the Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley has a proud history of supplying the electricity that powers Victoria. But coalburning power stations are ageing and – responding to climate change – the world is moving rapidly to cleaner energy sources. In this shifting context, the Latrobe Valley faces inevitable...

Closing Victoria’s Hazelwood power station is no threat to electricity supply

Earlier this year, Engie, the majority owner of Hazelwood, flagged it was considering closing or selling the plant. There are many factors that would be contributing to their deliberation. These include, but are not limited to, the plant’s age, changes in the electricity market, and...