Gustavo Bernal Torres
Australia’s Largest Coal-Fired Power Station, Eraring, To Close In 2025, Seven Years Early
Origin Energy says the 2,880MW black-coal generator in NSW is not well-suited to rapidly changing conditions in the national electricity market.
Eraring Power Station, in New South Wales, was slated to run for another seven years. However Origin Energy, which manages the plant, explained that an influx of wind and solar power mean that it is no longer economically viable. In 2020 coal generated more than half of Australia’s power.
“Everyone could see this coming. The climate crisis and falling costs are driving a renewables revolution and it’s not going to stop,” he said. “Instead of lying to coal workers and their communities about a future for coal, Liberal and Labor need to get real and join the Greens with a plan that secures workers’ futures.”