AGL plans to close its Liddell Power Station in 2023. Liddell has played an important role in supplying electricity in New South Wales for nearly 50 years. Closing Liddell could mean higher prices and less reliable electricity.
The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned there is a higher risk of blackouts in New South Wales after Liddell closes, if there isn’t more investment.
That is why the Australian Government and the NSW Government set up the Liddell Taskforce.
The Liddell Taskforce will look at how closing Liddell will change New South Wales' power supply and its effect on local businesses and families. The taskforce will also explore ways to keep electricity affordable and reliable.
The taskforce is part of the government’s commitment to make sure Australians have affordable, reliable energy.
The taskforce includes people from the Australian Government and the NSW Government. The taskforce will meet with businesses and local governments to gather information.