Another power station bites the dust: The Torrens A shut-down

AGL Energy's decision to mothball its 480MW Torrens A gas-fired power station in South Australia won't change the utility's market presence much - especially considering that unit's historically quiet role in the NEM.

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Returning from a couple weeks vacation yesterday and catching up on the news, I noted this article last week (and others) about the closure of Torrens Island A station in South Australia.

This follows on from other recent closures such as Redbank in NSW (noted here in November) and Wallerawang in NSW (postulated here in September 2013 and confirmed in August) – and is understandable given the ongoing trend of declining demand, and the growing amount of renewable capacity being added into this oversupplied market with the RET (the underlying reason for the RET Review that never seems to end).

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