Flinders Operations Announcement

Alinta Energy today announced its Flinders Operations in Port Augusta (Northern & Playford B Power Stations) and Leigh Creek (Leigh Creek Mine) will not operate beyond March 2018 (and may close earlier but not before March 2016) as its continuing operation had become increasingly uneconomic.

Alinta Energy CEO, Jeff Dimery said the company had communicated the closure decision with its employees and key stakeholders and was committed to working closely with the South Australian Government, the representative unions and local communities in Leigh Creek and Port Augusta to prepare for the cessation of the Flinders Operations.