Loy Yang B Power Station

Loy Yang B Power Station is located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, 160km east of Melbourne. Alinta Energy’s owner, CTFE, acquired the Loy Yang B power station in January 2018.

The ~1,000 megawatt plant is Victoria’s newest and most efficient coal-fired power station, providing about 17 per cent of the State’s energy needs.

The first of the power station’s two units came on line in 1993, with the second unit commencing commercial operation in 1996.

In 1995, Loy Yang B was the world’s first coal-fired power station to gain quality accreditation to ISO 9001 and the first Australian power station to gain environmental accreditation to ISO 14001.

 

Since 1997, Loy Yang B has enjoyed a significant partnership with Landcare, pioneered by Loy Yang B. This partnership has resulted in the planting of more than1.5 million native trees, shrubs and grasses planted throughout Gippsland in Victoria and in South Australia and Western Australia, and has led to a new national partnership in the form of the Landcare Environmental Detectives Program.

 

Loy Yang B Power Station recognises its responsibilities and the important role it plays in protecting the environment today and helping to ensure a sustainable future. We have an Environmental Policy. Environmental performance is reviewed alongside safety, financial and engineering performance.

Loy Yang B nurtures a culture within its workforce that empowers employees to carry out their environmental responsibilities effectively. We are committed to generating a reliable source of electricity in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way.

The station has completed several significant environmental improvement programs and conducted regular environmental audits as part of workplace standards.

LOY YANG B

Members of the community wishing to speak to an officer of the environment team or to lodge a community environmental complaint can contact the Loy Yang B on +61 (0)3 5177 2000.

Loy Yang B Environment Improvement Plan 2017
Loy Yang B Environmental Policy
Loy Yang B Bushfire Mitigation Plan 2017-18

TRARALGON RAILWAY RESERVOIR CONSERVATION RESERVE

The Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve (TRRCR) is a wetlands development centred on historic local land.

Loy Yang B in conjunction with the reserve’s friends group has committed funding to an on-going program of activities focused on re-establishing the reservoir’s unique native fauna and flora.

Part of this project is to expand the wetlands area to provide increased habitat for the numerous aquatic and bird species that inhabit the reserve.