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.
The 42-year-old Vales Point coal plant to receive $8.7m in public funds, to pay for upgrades, but government says it won’t extend the plant’s life.
Enviromental groups slam Vales Point for sharp increases in particulate pollution, that may put NSW residents health at risk.
Morrison government set to spend $11 million on Vales Point upgrade, but is it unfairly raising community expectations of new coal investments?
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.
Delta Electricity wins state approval to build a 55MW solar farm adjoining its ageing Vales Point coal power station on Lake Macquarie in NSW.
AEMO issues lack of reserve warnings in NSW on five consecutive days as coal units fail and prices soar to market cap.