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The safety of our people and the community is our priority. And while you never know when or where lighting will strike, we do have special lighting rods in place to protect damage to our infrastructure, ensuring we keep our people, the community and electricity supply safe.
We have a responsibility to supply safe and secure energy to the National Energy Market. In South Australia, we’re progressing with the safe and staged transition from Torrens A Station to the new Barker Inlet Power Station.
It’s our job to maintain safe and reliable supply, and that’s why we’re continuing to invest in our existing generation infrastructure, as well as new assets too. In early 2018, AGL sent a 255-tonne generator from Loy Yang A Power Station to Germany to be refurbished by Siemens, the original manufacturer, for specialist repair and equipment.
Last year we committed $11m to Stage 1 of large-scale lighting upgrade across AGL’s operating facilities. Once complete, we expect the whole project to reduce our carbon impact by 35,000 tCO2e/y – that’s the equivalent of taking over 10,500 cars off the road for a year.
During those really hot days in Summer, energy demand hits its peak. To help maintain safe, sustainable and reliable energy for our customers and the community, we recently made a number of upgrades on site.
AGL was a main sponsor for The Lobethal Lights this year. The community put a lot of energy into their Christmas light designs, creating a magical atmosphere and it got us thinking; how many Christmas lights could we power?
Good jobs for our people and a diversified economy in the communities we work in are absolute priorities for AGL as we explore what the future looks like. By working with and listening to, the community and our people, together we can find innovative ways to make sure places like the Hunter Valley have plenty to look forward to.
The transition to a low carbon future will require a range of solutions and this is why we are proud to partner with CSIRO and others in carbon capture research over the past 10 years. But what does this have to do with tomatoes?