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'Hazelwood taskforce': power station's closure announcement expected this week -

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Speculation about the closure of Hazelwood Power Station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley is reaching fever pitch.

An announcement about Hazelwood's future is expected this week, with the brown coal power plant facing shut-down as early as March.

The Victorian Government has announced new measures to help the Latrobe Valley's transition away from the industry.

But an energy expert doubts Hazelwood's closure will affect consumers, and predicts it might be good news for other power generators.


Mary Aldred, President, Committee for Gippsland
Lily D'Ambrosio, Victorian Energy Minister
Michael O'Brien, Opposition Energy Spokesman
Michael Brear, Melbourne Energy Institute