AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd - Liddell unit 3 exemption

Sector: 
Segment: 
Status: 
Category: 
Notice of closure
Commencement date: 
30/04/2021
Contact: 
AER General Inquiries AERInquiry@aer.gov.au
AER reference: 
AER212749
Registrant/s: 
  • AGL Macquarie Pty Limited

Overview

On 30 April 2021, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) received an application from AGL Macquarie Pty Limited (AGL) seeking exemption from the generator notice of closure obligations under section 2.10.1 of the National Electricity Rules.

AGL's application seeks exemption to bring the closure date of Liddell power station Unit 3 forward a year to 1 April 2022. Contingent on exemption being grants AGL will subsequently delay the closure date of Liddell power station unit 4 to 1 April 2023. AGL has indicated that it believes unit 4 to be a more reliable generating unit than unit 3. The AER will publish its decision in July 2021.