Eraring Power Station's first generator will close in 2030 ahead of 2032 closure

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 25 2021 - 9:37pm, first published 9:30pm
Eraring Power station

Origin Energy will shut down the first generator of Eraring Power station in 2030, signalling the beginning of the end for the country's largest coal-fired generator.

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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.