Just outside Lithgow are the big coal fired power stations at Wallerawang and Mount Piper, currently government owned and following a government decision last week soon up for sale.
The unions are saying the price of electricity will rise, but it beats me my power bills have been rising anyway.
Wallerawang started operation 1957. There is a much older town of Wallerawang nearby.
Visit Wallerawang at 100 towns to learn something of its history.