Fire crews extinguish fire at Eraring over weekend

Aerial image of Origin Energy's Eraring Power Station (fire)
Eraring Power Station

Firefighters contained a fire at Origin’s Eraring Power Station on the New South Wales Central Coast over the weekend.

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“The fire brigade attended Eraring Power Station early on Sunday, September 10, to extinguish a fire in one of the mills feeding Unit 1 boiler. Fire crews left the site on the morning of September 10, the affected mill has been isolated and there is no further impact to the plant and it continues to provide electricity supply to the market,” an Origin spokesperson told ESD News.

There were no injuries reported.

Eraring is Australia’s largest coal-fired power station, and is due to be shut down in 2025.

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The NSW Government is currently considering extending Eraring’s closure to ensure generation capacity is met in the transition to renewables—a move that has been widely criticised by many, including former NSW energy minister Matt Kean.



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