Origin Energy says Eraring power plant could close seven years early in 2025

Michael Parris
Updated February 17 2022 - 4:58pm, first published 4:30pm
Clean energy rise kills off Eraring power station
Clean energy rise kills off Eraring power station

Origin Energy has announced that Lake Macquarie's Eraring power station, the largest coal-fired generator in Australia, could close in 2025, seven years earlier than planned.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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