Gladstone power project dropped as demand fell

A LITTLE-known power project that slipped off the radar was scrapped from Gladstone's future two years ago.

EnergyAustralia, then known as TruEnergy, was to spend $1.8 billion to build a gas-fired power station as part of a $3.6 billion investment in Queensland.

But the company ditched its plans in 2013, along with the opportunity of more than 1000 construction jobs.

A spokeswoman from EnergyAustralia said due to an oversupply of generation in the National Electricity Market and reduction in consumer demand for electricity, "we reviewed our pipeline of new generation projects in 2013 and decided not to progress Aldoga, along with a number of other projects".

The Aldoga power station was to be located in the 26,000ha Gladstone State Development Area and developed in stages, with the initial units sized at about 500MW and a total capacity of up to 1500MW, depending on energy demands.



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