AGL Energy has shut down its Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales, Australia, ending fossil fuel generation from the site after 52 years.
Damien Nicks, AGL’s CEO, said: “Liddell has played a significant role in powering Australian lives. Today marks the end of one chapter for the site, but also the beginning of another with our plans to transform the site into the Hunter Energy Hub. The world is changing and so is AGL.”
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has said the security of supply is not at risk following the closure of some replacement generation plants running late. AEMO said that record solar generation and a milder summer has resulted in the lowest demand in the National Electricity Market in Q1 since 2005.