Our CEO & MD, Jeff Dimery provides an update on the plans we have in place with ensuring reliable energy generation, along with our continuing commitment to doing all that we can for our customers, staff and the community.
I wanted to advise you about our business continuity plans during the rapidly evolving situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a challenging time for all of us and the health, wellbeing and safety of our employees, customers and the community is our number one priority.
Our approach aligns with the advice of the Australian Government, state authorities and relevant regulatory bodies.
At Alinta Energy we take seriously our role in delivering an essential service for our customers.
Our energy generation assets each have specific plans in place to support ongoing generation.
In particular, as part of the current response for the 1,100 MW Victorian Loy Yang B Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, the team has implemented their pandemic response plan which includes (among other controls) further restrictions on access to the site and increased hygiene protocols. The team is also planning for ongoing availability of critical roles to be performed on site should further escalations occur.
We understand the critical role that energy plays in the everyday lives of Australians. It’s imperative we keep delivering for our customers.
To support the health and wellbeing of our people, where appropriate and for roles where this is possible, we have implemented secure online work-from-home arrangements for many office-based teams. Our teams will be available via the usual contact details.
For roles that continue to work in our office locations, the reduction in the number of employees on site is enabling us to implement social distancing.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience at this time. We’re committed to continuing to deliver for you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
Please take care.