UPDATE AS OF 4.30PM
The wellbeing of Callide Power Station’s employees remains CS Energy’s top priority following the incident at the site yesterday.
CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills was at the power station and in Biloela today to check in with employees and see firsthand the response to the incident.
“This morning I’ve been to site and in Biloela and have caught up with most of the team,” Mr Bills said.
“I would again like to thank Callide employees for their calm and professional response to the incident yesterday.
“Our focus today was on the plan to safely return three of Callide’s four generating units to service.”
CS Energy has informed the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) the three units will be returned to service sequentially from the 4 June and anticipate all three units being online by 8 June.
The return to service dates are based on the information that CS Energy has available at this point in time and these dates will be updated when we learn more. CS Energy will provide further updates as new information comes to hand.
“We are in constant contact with AEMO and Powerlink the transmission network operator as to the status of our plant,” Mr Bills said.
“With regards to the fourth unit C4, it is too early to say with certainty when it will be operational again, however based on currently available information, we have informed AEMO that the unit will be available in 12 months. As we know more, we will share this information.
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