Loy Yang A unit further delayed due to part defect

AGL Loy Yang power station (apprentice)
AGL Loy Yang (Image: Shutterstock)

AGL has advised that the expected return to service of Loy Yang A Unit 2 will be further delayed due to a part defect in a generator.

AGL advised that during testing in the final assembly of the generator rotor at Loy Yang A Unit 2, a defect in a part was identified that requires the Original Equipment Manufacturer GE to manufacture in Switzerland. The outage is now expected to extend until the second half of October 2022 and AGL will make further changes to the outage profile of other units to accommodate this change.

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“As previously announced, AGL will provide FY23 earnings guidance at the end of September, which will reflect the extension of the Loy Yang A Unit 2 outage and the initial outcomes from the review of AGL’s strategic direction,” the company said in a statement.

“At this stage it is not expected that the further extension of the Loy Yang A Unit 2 outage will have a material impact on AGL’s FY23 earnings guidance given the impact of the extension is expected to be offset by strong performance of the portfolio during August and
September as other units have returned to service.”

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On April 15 this year, Unit 2 at Loy Yang A was taken out of service due to an electrical fault with the generator. It was initially due to be back in service by the beginning of August. 

AGL Energy later advised the outage would extend until the second half of September. Since the initial outage, AGL has worked closely with its engineers and suppliers to plan and implement the necessary works to enable a safe and reliable return to service.

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