AEMO says AGL plans more than enough to replace Liddell : RenewEconomy

 

 

The Australian Energy Market Operator has endorsed AGL Energy’s plans to replace the soon-to-be-closed Liddell coal plant in New South Wales, saying that they are more than enough to meet the potential shortfall created by the closure.

In a report to the federal Coalition, which had lambasted AGL over its Liddell closure plans and had attempted to force it to keep it open a further five years, AEMO says the closure will leave a shortfall of around 850MW of dispatchable capacity.

But AEMO says AGL’s plans for renewables, storage, demand management and gas generation – should they be delivered in full by AGL, or by another party – would deliver at least 1,000MW of new dispatchable capacity.

“In its entirety, all three stages of AGL’s plan would deliver sufficient dispatchable resources to fill the identified 850MW resource gap,” AEMO writes in its letter to federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg.

via AEMO says AGL plans more than enough to replace Liddell : RenewEconomy

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