AGL close to lodging DA for $400m power station

The Newcastle Herald is reporting the company expects to lodge an environmental impact statement for the project, to be built near the existing Newcastle gas storage facility at the corner of Old Punt Road and the Pacific Highway, with the NSW planning department in mid-November.

A spokeswoman said the project was consistent with the company’s move to a renewable energy mix.

“Peaking gas power, like the proposed quick-start gas generation plant at Newcastle, can be turned on during peak demand periods or whenever renewables aren’t available,” she said.

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