Delta cancelled coal plant upgrades after being short-changed by Morrison government, and flagged an early closure of Vales Point, documents obtained under FOI show.
Owners of Vales Point power station turn down $8.7 million grant, blaming the Morrison government for taking too long to approve funds for turbine upgrades.
The RBA backs out from buying 100 per cent renewable electricity, signing up instead with the Trevor St Baker owned coal generator Delta Electricity.
Vales Point coal plant, which is to get $8.7m of taxpayers money to fund upgrades, fined just $30,000 for breaches of rules regarding dumping of toxic materials.
Reaction to zero emissions target and 5-minute settlements indicates a growing split among big energy companies over the pace of the renewables transition in Australia.
Enviromental groups slam Vales Point for sharp increases in particulate pollution, that may put NSW residents health at risk.
Renewables developer Enernet Global to use the Alion Energy solar tracking technology for 62MW Vales Point coal ash dam solar farm in NSW.
NSW will be lumped with the bulk of costs of decommissioning and rehabilitation of Vales Point power station after just $10M set aside following sale.
The 275MW Darlington Point Solar Farm will begin construction “shortly” after reaching financial close and sealing a power off-take deal with Trevor St Baker’s Delta Electricity.
Delta Electricity wins state approval to build a 55MW solar farm adjoining its ageing Vales Point coal power station on Lake Macquarie in NSW.