Playford B closure contract imminent
Alinta Energy is expecting a decision on a contract for closure of Port Augusta’s Playford B power station within weeks.
Playford B is one of the nation’s highest pollution emitting power plants and was the first coal fired plant to request inclusion for closure in the Federal Government’s carbon tax reform shortlist.
The Port Augusta City Council will be seeking a share of the $200 million to be directed at communities affected by power plant closures.
Around 20 jobs will be lost in Port Augusta if the plant is not replaced with an alternative station. Alinta have been looking at the possibility of replacing the coal burning power station with solar thermal or a gas-fired station.
The company has previously suggested that the Government will have to pay up to $250 million to shut down Playford B power station.
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