Despite appeals from the Prime Minister to keep it open, AGL has announced it will close Liddell, NSW’s dirtiest coal-fired power station, and repurpose it with clean energy.
This is a blow to the government’s pro-coal agenda, and an important step forward for the transition to clean energy and a better future.
AGL will close Liddell in 2022 as planned and invest in gas, renewables and battery storage as part of the NSW Generation Plan. It is also exploring the feasibility of a pumped hydro project in the Hunter region.
AGL has also promised there will be no forced redundancies when Liddell closes.