Renewable Energy Update: Closing of Liddell Power Station

Last week the Liddell Power Station in the Hunter Valley of NSW was decommissioned after 52 years of service. The coal-fired thermal power station has been owned and operated by AGL Energy since 1971. Replacing the Power Station will be the installation of 250MW batteries like the Torrens Island Battery which is installed in South Australia.  

As Australia moves towards a carbon emission-free energy sector, the practice of burning coal and fossil fuels will continue to decrease in favour of renewable energy production, such as wind, hydro and solar energy. 

Dr. Matt Wright spoke with Jack Gembitsky about why Liddell Power Station is being shut down and how this decision fits into the trajectory of Australia’s renewable energy future. To read more about the closure of Liddell check out Renew Economy’s article on AGL’s Torrens Island Battery and the closure of Liddell in NSW: 


The Renewable Energy Update is a regular segment on 2SER, where Dr Matt Wright checks in on the developments happening in the space of renewable energy. Listen to past episodes here.

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