Hazelwood (Sunset Power International) power station
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Hazelwood (Sunset Power International) power station is a proposed 1,320 megawatt (MW) brown coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, Australia. (All eight units of the original Hazelwood power station were retired in March 2017.)
In late 2018 Trevor St Baker, the co-owner of Sunset Power International, revealed that he was seeking funding from the Australian Government's Underwriting New Generation Investments program for a new A$3-4 billion 1320 MW brown coal plant on the site of the old Hazelwood power station.
The power station and associated mine are located approximately 150 kilometres east of Melbourne.
The site for the new power station proposed by St Baker has proposed is currently owned by Engie.
The Australian reported that "emissions would be about a third less than those from the highly polluting Hazelwood facility" but provided no data to support the claim.
When St Baker revealed details of his pitch for taxpayer funding The Australian reported that he "has lined up a Chinese joint-venture partner" but did not name the company. St Baker said that financing the projects would not be sought from Australian banks but instead would rely solely on international lenders.
- Owner/Parent Company: Sunset Power International
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 1,320 MW
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- Retirement date:
- Location: site of the old Hazelwood power station
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