BY MADELAINE MCNEILL
AGL Energy has defended itself following media speculation it has the solution to an expected power shortfall but has done nothing about it.
It was reported the electricity company holds an approved concept plan for a new coal-fired power station called Bayswater B that would be built next to the existing Liddell plant.
Reports say the plan was originally made by Macquarie Generation before AGL purchased the company.
There are concerns Liddell's closure in 2022 will see an 850-megawatt power deficit that could increase consumers' bills, and media reports suggest a new plant could be the solution.
A statement from the company said, "AGL has never sought and does not have planning approval to build a new power station at Bayswater."