AGL’s proposed gas-fired power station wins re-zoning approval

Source: Australian Gas Light Company

The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) has announced approval of the Tarrone Power Station Planning Scheme Amendment, which will allow development of a new gas-fired power station in western Victoria, approximately 300km west of Melbourne. 

The approval of this re-zoning is a key step in moving the development forward.

AGL proposes to construct and operate an initially 500 to 600 megawatt (and ultimately up to approximately 920 megawatt) gas-fired power station that will supply electricity to Victoria during times of peak consumer demand. It is proposed to be constructed in two stages with stage 1 employing a peak workforce of approximately 250 people.

The site is well located to leverage existing infrastructure, with an onsite electricity transmission connection point and gas that will be supplied via a new gas lateral (pipeline) that will be connected to the existing SEA Gas pipeline.

It is also the same parcel of land where the Tarrone terminal station is currently being constructed to connect AGL’s Macarthur Wind Farm into the 500kV electricity transmission network. 

AGL will continue to monitor market conditions prior to making a final investment decision on the proposed station.

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