Liddell battery construction to start in May, a year after power station's closure

Matthew Kelly
March 31 2024 - 8:42am
Federal Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic, NSW Energy Minister Penny Sharpe, Hunter MP Dan Repacholi, Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen and AGL chief executive Damien Nicks get to work on the Liddell battery this week. Picture by Marina Neil
Federal Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic, NSW Energy Minister Penny Sharpe, Hunter MP Dan Repacholi, Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen and AGL chief executive Damien Nicks get to work on the Liddell battery this week. Picture by Marina Neil

Construction of the 500 megawatt Liddell battery will commence in May, one year after the closure of the coal-fired power station that had operated on the site for more than half a century.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.