AGL is confident a damaged generator at the Liddell facility at Muswellbrook will not have a major impact on its local customers.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday that two power stations in NSW had broken down ahead of the forecasted hot weather, including the company’s Upper Hunter location.
The other was Origin’s Eraring premises on Lake Macquarie.
Both plants have suffered broken generators, taking approximately 1300 megawatts of supply out of the system.
But, AGL executive general manager group operations Doug Jackson was hopeful the issue would be rectified sooner rather than later.
“The Liddell unit 2 is offline while a tube leak is repaired but the other three units are continuing to operate,” he told the Muswellbrook Chronicle.
“It will come back online when the repairs are completed.
“The nameplate capacity of each unit is 500 megawatts (MW).
“However, they have been operating at between 350 and 420 MW to maintain reliability.
“We uphold a portfolio of generation assets to ensure we can safely and reliably meet the needs of the National Electricity Market.
“AGL invested significantly in maintenance ahead of summer to ensure the safety and reliability of our plants.”
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