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Australia's Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant Set To Close Seven Years Early In 2025

Origin Energy plans to shut Australia's largest coal-fired power plant seven years early.

The Eraring facility in the NSW Hunter region is now set to close by August 2025.

The company said they had served notice to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) indicating the potential closure of the plant after it has served its three-and-a-half-year notice period.

Eraring is Origin's only coal-fired power station, which means the company will generate power solely from renewables and gas.

The plans for the site include a battery storage facility, which could be house up to 700 megawatts.

"Origin's proposed exit from coal-fired generation reflects the continuing, rapid transition of the NEM as we move to cleaner sources of energy," said the company's chief executive, Frank Calabria.