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Operations continue “as usual” at Callide C

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Operations at Callide C coal-fired power plant in central Queensland will continue as normal, despite co-owner IG Power being placed into receivership in June. IG Power owns a 50% stake in the 810 MW plant in joint venture with CS Energy.

“For CS Energy, it has been and continues to be business at usual at Callide C power station,” said Acting CS Energy CEO, Andrew Varvari.

“We are continuing to generate electricity and supply the National Electricity Market with power and there has not been – and we expect going forward there will not be – any impact for our workers at the power station.”

CS Energy is also the operator and supplier of services to Callide C under and operation and maintenance agreement and station services agreement.

“As is usual in these types of situations, CS Energy continues to meet with the receivers to discuss relevant business requirement,” continues Varvari. “We will continue to work with them to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the ongoing operation of the Callide C power station.”

Callide C was commissioned in 2001 and was the first supercritical power plant in Australia. It features two 405 MW generating units and supplied from Anglo American’s neighbouring Callide coal mine.

CS Energy operates three power plants in Queensland. In addition to the Callide plant, the company also operated the 750 MW coal-fired Kogan Creek plant in southwest Queensland and the 500 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric Wivenhoe plant. The company also owns the Kogan Creek coal mine.

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