Kurri Kurri gas power plant will operate at a "capacity factor" of about two per cent: government

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 14 2021 - 1:29am, first published May 13 2021 - 11:30am
Gas power: The Federal Government argues that the Kurri gas generator is needed to fill a shortfall in dispatchable capacity.

The Federal Government insists its $610 million gas-fired power station at Kurri makes economic sense even though it will only run on average for about two per cent of the time.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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