Yallourn the latest coal casualty

Another coal-fired power station has felt the sting of falling demand – and this time it's a big one: the 1450 MW Yallourn plant in Victoria. The carbon price, energy efficiency and renewable energy are showing coal slaying capabilities.

The government is beginning to look extremely shrewd in its decision to can the plan of paying coal generators to close via ‘contracts for closure’. News this morning has filtered through that Energy Australia (formerly TRUenergy) will be shutting one of its four generators at the 1450 MW Yallourn power station. The decision will see around 360 MW of capacity sidelined.

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