Callide Power Station

Response to statements by Colin Boyce about Callide Power Station

25 May 2021

CS Energy Chairman Jim Soorley has dismissed comments by Member for Callide Colin Boyce about the future of Callide B Power Station following the incident at site today.

Mr Soorley said it was “deeply insensitive” for Mr Boyce to be speculating about an early closure of Callide B at this time when Callide Power Station workers and their families are dealing with a very traumatic incident.

“Thankfully no one was injured today.

“Mr Boyce’s statements are disgraceful, ill-informed and appear to be serving his political agenda.

“No decision has been made to close any of our plant and the final decision regarding the actual closure of Callide B, and in fact any of CS Energy’s power stations, will be made by our shareholder the Queensland Government,” Mr Soorley said.

“CS Energy’s focus at this time is on working with emergency services to obtain safe access to the power station, supporting our employees and investigating the cause of the incident today.

"Mr Boyce should stick to the facts and not unnecessarily alarm Central Queenslanders."