AGL reveals clean energy blueprints for replacing Liddell

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by Jessica Amir

AGL (ASX:AGL) has unveiled a suite of clean energy project to replace its coal fired power station that will close in 2022.

The energy provider’s total investment will be $1.36 billion with about $490 million going to stage 1 projects, with a total energy life of 15 to 30 years. 

Its Stage 1 projects include a Solar offtake agreement, and an upgrade to Bayswater which will meet the Australian Government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee as well as customer demand.

AGL also has plans for Stage 2 in 2020 and 3 in 2021, which will also level it energy costs to $83/mwh.

AGL also announced if it was to extend Liddell beyond 2022, which it does not want to do, it would have to spend $920 million and it would only provide and asset life of five years, with higher energy costs.

The company also revealed it will split its energy operations into two segments, wholesale and customer markets. 

Shares in AGL (ASX:AGL) are trading 0.98 per cent lower to $25.18.
 

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica is a senior finance journalist and presents the Market Outlook, Market at Midday and Market Wrap. She also presents ASX company news and interviews CEOs. She joined FNN in January 2017 with six years of broadcast journalism experience. She worked as a journalist and producer with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She also worked in regional Australia for Prime 7 and WIN News as a TV reporter. In her prior life she worked as a financial planner.