Securing energy, jobs and Australia’s export advantage

A new report makes the case that new baseload plant needs to be built in order to address an emerging gap in baseload generation, and the Latrobe Valley is good place to do it. 

It makes the case that new baseload plant needs to be built in order to address an emerging gap in baseload generation, and the Latrobe Valley is good place to do it.  

It focuses on the latest German brown coal power generation technology which, in a Latrobe Valley context, is capable of delivering electricity for $55-$65 MWh (LCOE basis) at around 0.75 tonnes CO2/MWh.

A new low emissions brown coal plant would deliver lower power prices, ensure reliable electricity supplies while helping Australia decrease its greenhouse gas emissions.

There is strong local support for a new low emissions brown coal power station in the Latrobe Valley.  The local community recognises that a major new investment would assist in addressing the economic, employment and social challenges confronting the region.

The report calls on the Victorian and Australian governments to investigate, as a matter of priority, what would be required to build a new low emission power station in the Latrobe Valley.

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