Newcastle Herald
Thursday, 7 December 2023

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean says southern hemisphere's biggest battery will help replace Eraring power station

Michael Parris
Updated February 22 2022 - 6:04pm, first published February 17 2022 - 3:30pm
Matt Kean
Matt Kean

NSW Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean has vowed to "keep the lights on" after Origin Energy's shock announcement that it planned to close Eraring power station in mid-2025.

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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