By Liz Westcott, Energy Executive, EnergyAustralia
After decades of faithful service, Yallourn Power Station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley will be retired in mid-2028, four years ahead of schedule.
The transition to a clean energy future in Australia matters. We believe the best way for it to succeed is with a considerate and balanced plan.
By supporting people in the Latrobe Valley and locking in new energy storage, we hope to give confidence to the communities we serve through the smoothest transition possible.
Putting employees first
EnergyAustralia has committed to a multimillion-dollar support package to help workers at the power station and mine plan, reskill, or retrain.
Yallourn’s retirement will mean different things to different people. It is our job to ensure the approach is a respectful and collaborative one.
Our support package will include training and skills development, career planning, assistance for redeployment, and financial counselling. We want Yallourn workers to have a say in how this support is delivered, and we have launched a process to understand their individual needs.