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Each year, AGL Loy Yang produces approximately 15 TWh of electricity, enough to power over 2 million Australian homes. It is an integral part of Australia's national electricity market. 

AGL Loy Yang supplies approximately 30% of Victoria’s power requirements. 

Acquired in June 2012, AGL Loy Yang comprises the 2,210 megawatt Loy Yang A power station and adjacent Loy Yang coal mine. AGL Loy Yang uses brown coal, supplied exclusively by the adjacent open cut mine, as the fuel source to generate electricity. The mine has an annual output of approximately 30 million tonnes of coal.

The power station and mine operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Development and Maintenance

The power station includes four 500+ megawatt turbo generators which were brought into service between 1984 and 1988. Until the year 2000 Loy Yang had a base generating nameplate capacity of 2000MW. Upgrades through major maintenance programs and plant enhancements have taken generation capability to over 2200 megawatts.

A seven year, $60 million ICMS conversion project completed in October 2014, converted all AGL Loy Yang operating units from an ageing analogue system to a state of the art digital control system. The project has been vital to ensuring energy security and reliability of supply to Victoria.

Location

The AGL Loy Yang site is located in the Latrobe Valley, 165 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It covers an area of about 6,000 hectares.

Map: AGL Loy Yang

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