The last operating unit (LD01) of the Liddell Power station in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia was turned off on 28 April 2023 after 52 years of operation.
The closure of Liddell Power Station in New South Wales in April marks major progress in the state’s plan to move away from polluting coal to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy, said the Climate Council.
Liddell is the 13th coal power station to close in a decade in Australia’s national electricity market.
After Liddell closes, there are still 18 coal fired power stations remaining in operation in Australia.
- ‘It can’t be left to the market’: the closure of Liddell power station and uncertainty of the future – The Guardian
- Hunter Valley’s Liddell Power Station closes in end of an era for Australia’s oldest coal-fired plant – ABC News
- Outdated and unreliable: Liddell Power Station closure speeds up renewables-powered plan for NSW – Climate Council