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Category: AGL

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AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeks another 500MW of wind capacity as it gears up to replace Liddell coal plant with mix of renewables, storage and gas.

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Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Another week, another coal unit failure, this time at AGL’s Liddell plant – you know, the one the Turnbull government wants kept open to boost grid reliability.

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When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

AER report finds generators jacked up energy prices 100-fold, even when there was more than enough capacity. But don’t expect regulators to do anything about it.

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Reliable? Baseload? Liddell unit broken and out for most of summer

Reliable? Baseload? Liddell unit broken and out for most of summer

A 420MW unit at Liddell coal generator is out of action and won’t be available for most of summer; a 700MW unit at Mt Piper also failed, and two other big coal units tripped in the first week of the summer heatwave.

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AGL says batteries are coming, but coal is uninvestable

AGL says batteries are coming, but coal is uninvestable

AGL says no private investor would invest in new coal plant, but says battery storage is coming and will be a major game changer as costs fall – which is not far away.

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Consumers short-changed by Liddell closure plans

Consumers short-changed by Liddell closure plans

Consumers should be doing a lot better out of the closure of Liddell – and the inevitable closure of other coal generators. But they need governments to act to encourage the efficient use of energy.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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AGL plans its own "big battery" and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL plans its own “big battery” and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL outlines plans to install 250MW of battery storage at Liddell, and to invest in Bayswater upgrade, new gas generators, demand response, and huge amount of wind and solar to replace Liddell.

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Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

A new ReachTEL poll, commissioned by The Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program, asked residents of the electorates of Hunter and Shortland about energy policy, including government investment in coal, renewables and the Liddell coal power station.

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More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

The proposed closure date for AGL’s ancient and unreliable coal power station, is five years and probably two elections away.