Newcastle Power Station Project


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Newcastle Power Station Project

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STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Energy
TYPE: Greenfield
Project Scope
AGL is proposing to build a gas-fired power station in Tomago, New South Wales. It will be a dual-fuel (with gas the preferred source), fast-start peaking power plant with nominal capacity of 250 megawatts with gas pipelines, electricity transmission lines, site access and associated ancillary facilities. While it will be designed to operate as a peaking plant, it will also have capactiy for continuous operation should this be necessary. 
The power station will be located between Old Punt Road and the Pacific Highway, close to AGL's existing Newcastle Gas Storage Facility. AGL has previously been granted permission to build a power station on the proposed site. It forms part of AGL's plan to replace generation when the Lidell Coal Fired Power Station is retired.
Key Dates
End 2022: Plant to be fully operational
End 2020: Construction to commence
Apr 2018: Project announced
Project History
May 2020: Responses to submissions received
Nov 2019: EIS issued
Feb 2018: SEARS issued
Apr 2018: AGL announced the project

Last reviewed: 03/06/2020

Newcastle Power Station Project

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