Contracts for closure: A tale of two power stations

Paying to simply close Hazelwood will benefit not just the owners of Hazelwood but also other coal generators who will step into the breach. Instead a Port Augusta campaign shows there is an alternative: funding to not just close coal but also replace it with renewables.

In July, Delta Energy announced it was closing the Munmorah coal power station on the NSW central coast.

News reports explain that the power station had been idle for two years. Delta CEO Greg Everett cited falling demand for electricity as an underlying factor in closing the plant, as well as the high international price of coal.


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