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Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the Kurri gas peaker will play in increased role in grid stability following the closure of Eraring

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 18 2022 - 12:25pm, first published March 17 2022 - 1:00am
Digging in: Energy Minister Angus Taylor turns the first sod at the Hunter Power Project on Wednesday. Picture: Simon McCarthy.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor says he has no doubt the gas-fired Hunter Power Project at Kurri will need to operate for longer periods than previously forecast due to the looming closure of coal-fired power stations.

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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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