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AGL Somerton

AGL Somerton Power Station is located in Somerton, in Melbourne’s outer north.  It is connected to the Victorian electricity distribution system and designed to provide an additional source of electricity supply to Victoria during periods of high electricity demand.

AGL Somerton comprises four gas turbine generators.  They are in parallel, with each generator installed on an approximate north-south alignment.  Each generator has an exhaust stack as part of the unit and the top of the vent is the highest part of the plant with an elevation above grade of approximately 14.75 metres.

The facility is available to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  However, in practice, the plant only operates during certain periods or in the event of a major failure of the transmission system. In this context, operation of the plant would generally be expected to occur during weekday mornings and afternoons during summer and winter, for a period typically of 3 to 4 hours, although operation at other times is possible. 

Community Matters

AGL Energy was pleased to offer four information sessions for neighbours in the Somerton industrial zone. These were held at the Hume Global Learning Centre, on 3, 4, 10 and 11 May 2017. Invitations were sent directly to neighbours in the Somerton industrial zone, offering the opportunity for any interested parties to attend a session and hear more about Somerton’s role in AGL’s broader energy portfolio. For further information please contact Hannah Coffey at hcoffey@agl.com.au.

Environmental Management Framework

AGL is committed to the protection of the environment. Through responsible operation and maintenance at SPS they can manage all potential adverse environmental effects effectively. All operation and maintenance activities will be conducted in accordance with AGL’s HSE Policy.

 
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