AGL commences major refurbishment of West Kiewa Power Station

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has announced it will commence a major refurbishment program at its West Kiewa Power Station from March 26, 2013 until July 30, 2013.

The refurbishment program includes installing new turbines and main inlet valves in the power station. The program demonstrates AGL’s ongoing commitment to the renewable energy resources available from the existing Kiewa Hydro-electric Scheme.

As a result of the works, AGL expects that residents will see a minor increase in traffic flow on the road that runs into West Kiewa Power Station from Mt Beauty.

River flow changes will comply with the correct rates of rise and fall, as required by AGL’s water agreement with Goulburn Murray Water.

AGL’s intention is to maintain water in the Mt Beauty Regulating Pondage (the lake in Mt Beauty) however at some stage it will be necessary to empty the pondage to carry out maintenance works in the Power Station tailrace and on the pondage’s outlet gate.