Loy Yang A Power Station and Mine at a glance
600 employees and up to 300 contractors.
The Power Station has a nameplate capacity of 2,210MW and generates approximately 30% of Victoria’s power requirements and produces enough power to supply over 2 million average Australia homes every year.
Located in the Latrobe Valley, 165 kilometres southeast of Melbourne.
The Power Station was constructed between 1984 and 1988.
The station and adjoining mine was owned and operated by the SECV until privatisation in 1995, and both were acquired by AGL in 2012.
The mine is Australia’s largest brown coal mine with an annual output in excess of 30 million tonnes of coal and three-four million cubic metres of overburden. This equates to 3600 tonnes of coal an hour and 2500 cubic metres of overburden an hour.
Mine area is 1200ha, mine depth is 200 metres, and its length is more than five kilometres.
Four dredgers operate in the mine. They are 150 metres long, 50 metres high and weigh 5000 tonnes.
A clear pathway for a responsible energy transition
The world is changing and so are we. As we decarbonise our power generation portfolio, we’re committed to playing our part to support an orderly energy transition.
As part of our planning for the future of the Loy Yang site, we have committed to a Structured Transition Agreement (STA) with the Victorian Government to support the respectful and constructive retirement of the Loy Yang A Power Station.
Consistent with our targeted closure date for the Loy Yang A power station announced in September 2022, the agreement commits to a scheduled closure date of 30 June 2035.
This is an important agreement that provides certainty to our customers, employees, the energy market and the Victorian government in relation to the ongoing operations, future closure and rehabilitation of the Loy Yang A site.
Read more about the agreement here.