Another coal power station bites the dust

The mothballing of 700MW of the Tarong coal power station illustrates how badly black coal is getting squeezed by a combination of reduced demand and, increasingly, by growth of renewables.

Last week, Stanwell, a Queensland government-owned electricity generation company, announced it would be mothballing 700MW of capacity from the Tarong coal power station. Two 350MW units would be put on ice – one in October and another in December this year.


SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles