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Hazelwood Power Station


Hazelwood Power Station demolished


Hazelwood Power Station


Successful demolition of Large Mining Equipment (Dredger 11) at ENGIE Hazelwood - 15 October 2020.


Hazelwood power station chimneys demolished


Direct Action at Hazelwood Coal Power Station

The Hazelwood Power Station is a decommissioned brown coal-fuelled thermal power station located in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria, Australia. Built between 1964 and 1971, the 1,600 megawatt capacity power station was made up of eight 200MW units, and supplied up to 25% of Victoria's base load electricity and more than 5% of Australia's total electricity demand. It was a 'subcritical' pulverized coal-fired boiler. The station was listed as the least carbon efficient power station in the OECD in a 2005 report by WWF Australia, making it one of the most polluting power stations in the world. At 1.56 tonnes of CO2 for each megawatt hour of electricity, it was 50% more polluting than the average black coal power station in New South Wales or Queensland. Hazelwood emitted 14% of Victoria's annual greenhouse gas emissions and 3% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • History 

  • Environmental impacts 

  • Asbestos 

  • Criticisms and responses 

  • Protest and civil disobedience at Hazelwood 

  • Carbon capture trials