Hazelwood Rehabilitation

The closure and rehabilitation of the Hazelwood Power Station & Mine

On October 13th, 1959 the Victorian Parliament approved the construction of the Hazelwood Power Station in the Latrobe Valley. For more than 50 years it operated as a leading energy generator contributing to 25 per cent of Victoria’s electricity requirements and more than five per cent of Australia’s demand. The power station was made up of eight generating units that collectively produced 1600MW of electricity. Its long history was a tribute to all the hardworking employees and contractors that were involved in the Hazelwood site over the years.

On November 3rd, 2016 it was announced that Hazelwood would close all eight generating units in 2017. It was a very difficult decision for ENGIE. We conducted extensive research to seek alternative solutions but we were committed to our strategy of low carbon energy production and the site was no longer economically viable. The site was closed in March 2017. The Hazelwood Rehabilitation project commenced shortly after the site’s closure. ENGIE is committed to delivering a safe, stable and sustainable landscape which protects the site’s natural environment and leaves a strong and lasting legacy for the local community.

The chimney demolition, one of the major milestones in the rehabilitation and remediation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, is approaching. Demolition of the Power Station chimneys, along with the extensive rehabilitation and demolition works across the Mine and broader 4,000 hectare site, represents significant progress towards a safe, stable and sustainable end state.

You can find more information and the chimney fell live stream on our dedicated microsite: https://www.hazelwoodrehabilitation.com.au/
Hazelwood Power Station chimneys successfully demolished

Hazelwood Power Station chimneys successfully demolished – a milestone for the Rehabilitation Project

The Latrobe Valley skyline was forever changed today with the successful demolition of the Hazelwood Power Station’s eight iconic 137m tall chimneys.
ENGIE partners with Indigenous supply company, Muru

ENGIE partners with Indigenous supply company, Muru

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand is proud to announce a major partnership with Muru Office Supplies (MOS).
Hawkesbury’s renewable energy agreement to deliver lower costs, less emissions

Hawkesbury’s renewable energy agreement to deliver lower costs, less emissions

Hawkesbury City Council has taken a major step towards its goal of achieving net-zero emissions, with the signing of a long-term energy contract with ENGIE.