Port Augusta's coal-fired power station closes in South Australia

Last Modified: Wed Jul 27 2016 09:56:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9:40 hrs 09 May
    Alinta Energy's Port Augusta Northern Power Station disconnected from the network.
  • 250
    + people employed by the mine. Alinta chief executive Jeff Dimery said the closure was sad for workers but inevitable. "The reality is, the technology we are using here is old, the cost structures are high and there's no longer a place for us in the market," Mr Dimery said.
  • 62 years
    age of the Port Augusta Power Station - it started operations on July 24, 1954.
  • $3.5 million
    Alinta paid to support workers to transition into new work.
  • $75 million
    Alinta paid in workers entitlements and benefits.
  • 0%
    of South Australia's energy is sourced from coal-fired plants - the Augusta power station was the last coal fired plant in operation.