AGL Loy Yang advises the community that fuel reduction burning has commenced along Bartons Lane, Traralgon South and smoke may be visible near the power station.
AGL Loy Yang General Manager, Steve Rieniets, said the activity is part of annual fire preparedness works conducted on site.
“We do this type of fuel reduction burning every year at various locations around the Loy Yang site as part of our extensive fire mitigation and prevention plans,” Mr Rieniets said.
“The burning activity along Bartons Lane will be no larger than a medium sized bonfire and will be manned by AGL personnel.
“The activity is registered with the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.”
Weather permitting, the periodic burning will continue over the winter months.
AGL is one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies. It is taking action to responsibly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while providing secure and affordable energy to its customers. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL serves its customers throughout eastern Australia with meeting their energy requirements, including gas, electricity, solar PV and related products and services. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, solar, landfill gas and biomass.