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AGL to close main gas-fired power station in South Australia by 2026

November 28, 2022

The Guardian:

AGL Energy will close its main gas-fired power station in South Australia by 2026, citing the completion of a new grid link to NSW that will give the state more access to low-cost renewable energy.

The energy giant, which has been under siege from billionaire activist Mike Cannon-Brookes over its decarbonisation pace, told the ASX on Thursday it would close the remaining three units of the 600 megawatt Torrens Island B gas-fired power station on 30 June 2026.

The closure plan was driven “in part” by the construction of a new transmission line between NSW and SA that is due to begin operating by mid-2026, AGL said.

The decision was not influenced by the recent expansion of the company’s board to add four members proposed by Cannon-Brookes. Discussions between AGL and the SA government have been going on for some time.

[Peter Hannam]

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