Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coal Power Station Closed

The owners of Munmorah power station have retired the coal-fired plant.

Built way back in 1967, 2 of the 4 generators were decommisioned decades ago. The final two haven't produced any power since 2010. Since then the owners have been keeping them on 'standby' incase they were needed again. But they haven't been.

Seems that it's partially because of energy efficiency (meaning don't use as much energy), partially renewables taking its place, and partially that it was just an old inefficient plant.

[Related Link: Coal and Nuclear on the Nose]

PS. Since i wrote this, more coal-fired power stations have closed - as demonstrated by AYCC's graphic.

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