Thank you is up in lights

Staff writers

AGL Loy Yang A is acknowledging the Latrobe Valley’s essential workers this week by lighting up its 110 metre-high cooling towers with an enormous love heart with the words “thank you”.

AGL Loy Yang general manager Nigel Browne said he was “extremely proud” of all employees were working hard to “keep the lights on”, during a time of stress and uncertainty.

Mr Browne said the changed circumstances had driven innovation across the business including in many of its day-to-day tasks such as plant maintenance.

“Our incident management team has worked around the clock to plan and prepare, and our workforce have stepped up during a challenging time, putting others first, getting on with the job of producing energy for our state in the face of uncertain risk,” Mr Browne said.

“Everyone, from those operational essential employees who have continued to work on site and adjust their work environment to accommodate the hygiene and social distancing requirements, through to those working from home and juggling family commitments, it has been a great team effort.”

AGL was also thanking the Valley’s essential workers in the health, energy and supermarket/grocery sectors, which are large employers in the region.

“They’ve also been turning up to work every day and working on the frontline during this pandemic across our community,” Mr Browne said.