EES released for proposed Latrobe Valley power station
Thu, 21 June 2012
The environment effects statement (EES) for TruEnergy’s proposed Yallourn Gas-fired Power Station, located in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, together with the planning permit applications, notice of application for a pipeline licence and Environmental Protection Act works approval application, have been released for public comment.
TRUenergy proposes to develop a 1000 MW gas-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley on the existing Yallourn Power Station site.
The objective of the EES is to inform stakeholders and government decision-makers about the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed development, including:
The effects of the gas pipeline and transmission line infrastructure on native vegetation, protected species of flora and fauna, the Latrobe and Morwell Rivers, Aboriginal cultural heritage and rural land uses; and
The effect on air quality resulting from the power station in the context of current emissions in the region.
The power station would use a combined-cycle gas turbine technology to provide base-load power to Victoria’s electricity grid via a connection to the 500 kilovolt Hazelwood-South Morang transmission lines.
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