Retiring coal

Posted on: Sun 22 Dec 2019

A new study has found that Victoria’s electricity network could safely accommodate the early closure of its ageing Yallourn Power Station through the use of renewable energy and battery storage, even with just the minimum three years’ notice,

The analysis, commissioned by Environment Victoria, finds that an early closure of the ageing power station, ahead of the scheduled date of 2032, could be absorbed as early as 2023.

A mix of wind, solar and storage would ensure an orderly transition without any supply shortages or price spikes.

To examine the report, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke with Nick Aberle, Campaigns Manager at Environment Victoria

Produced by Des Lawrence

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