Genex Power has announced that its subsidiary, K3W Project Co, has entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Stanwell Corporation for the 258MW Kidston Stage 3 Wind Project (K3W). K3W is being developed by Genex in a 50:50 partnership with Electric Power Development (J-POWER). The agreement secures the offtake of 50 per cent of the project’s output of […]
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AGL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with battery recycling start-up, Renewable Metals, to jointly undertake a pre-feasibility study into developing a lithium battery recycling facility at AGL’s planned Hunter Energy Hub in NSW. The pre-feasibility study will outline key indicative project infrastructure and engineering requirements and identify regulatory approvals and licences necessary for the development, construction, and operation […]
GWMWater has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Vibe Energy to jointly deliver a renewable energy facility at Nhill, the utilities first venture into large scale energy generation. The facility, which includes a 2.75MW (6MWh) battery, is planned to be located off the Western Highway, behind the Nhill Trailer Exchange, and is expected to offset 70 per […]
AusNet has announced that construction on the Latrobe Valley Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project has commenced. Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, attended the official commencement of the project, which is to be delivered by AusNet and Tilt Renewables. AusNet Chief Executive Officer, David Smales, said the project is another great example of how AusNet and delivery […]
More than 200 workers on the EnergyConnect project, Australia’s largest transmission project, will be housed in a self-contained camp that has opened at Lockhart in the Riverina. EnergyConnect will allow energy to be shared between New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria and enable the connection of more new renewable generation. Transgrid and construction partner Elecnor Australia are building the […]
As its first investment since being recreated, the State Electricity Commission (SEC) is set to provide $245 million in funding to the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub near Melton – which is expected to store enough energy to power up to 200,00 homes during peak periods. This is the first investment from the SEC’s initial $1 billion towards building 4.5GW of […]
AGL has predicted that in order to meet the growing demand of the energy network it will need to spend over $1 billion on maintaining and upgrading its generation assets in the 2023-24 financial year. In addition, AGL is adding 300MW of new flexible generation into the National Electricity Market with the Torrens and Broken Hill batteries. Ahead of the […]
A new centralised solar farm and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is now in operation at Cue in Western Australia. Cue is the fourth regional Western Australian town to receive a centralised solar farm as part of Horizon Power’s Major Project’s Midwest Solar Program, following the successful completion of projects in Wiluna, Yalgoo and Sandstone. Horizon Power is installing centralised […]
Hydro Tasmania is undertaking a $30 million refurbishment of the Rowallan Power station in Northern Tasmania to ensure that it will continue to operate reliably and safely. The project – the latest improvement works undertaken by the company – is expected to be completed in 2024. Hydro Tasmania CEO, Ian Brooksbank, said the modernisation of the 55-year-old Rowallan Power Station […]
AGL is looking to develop and trial a price intensity forecasting tool that will support dynamic load flexing in the the commercial and industrial sectors, with the support of $864,000 in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). AGL’s $1.78 million project will initially recruit four Melbourne-based customer sites and utilise their price intensity forecasts to manage energy loads, […]
Synergy has awarded the contract for the Western Australia Kwinana Battery Stage Two, which will include the commission and installation of approximately 300 battery container units and 72 inverters. GenusPlus Group has been granted the contract for the provision of the civil and electrical balance of plant works, as well as installation and commissioning of the battery container units and […]
More than 450 industry stakeholders gathered in Queensland to attend the Powerlink Transmission Network Forum, which discussed key aspects of how Queensland’s future power system will take shape. The forum took place on 3 November 2023 and brought together renewable developers, industry, community and government representatives to share insights and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities associated with the energy […]
In an effort to support opportunities for renewable energy projects in Western Australia, the State Government is set to invest more than $700 million in a major network upgrade. The State Government has said that upgrades to Western Australia’s electricity transmission network are essential to enable large-scale renewable energy generation to connect to the grid, for both domestic use and […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator is gearing up for the upcoming summer, with the release of its 2023-24 Summer Readiness Overview, which outlines a strategy to ensure grid security during the predicted high demand period. The AEMO works on an ongoing basis with generation and transmission businesses, Federal and State Governments, and key agencies to manage risks to the National […]
A consultation paper has been released by the Australian Federal Government on the development of Australia’s First Nations Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide remote First Nations communities with access to cheaper, and cleaner energy. The consultation paper was built on a series of six roundtables held with First Nations communities across the past eight months as well as […]
The South Australia Premier’s Awards for Mining and Energy winners have been announced, with a major energy utility taking home two wins. SA Power Networks’ Flexible Exports option for solar – which allows customers to maximise the value of their investment in rooftop solar energy – won the Innovation and Collaboration Award for the energy sector. The utility also won […]
Powerlink Queensland has renewed its partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, an industry-first collaboration designed to deliver better planning and decision-making on Queensland’s transmission network. The partnership has seen open sharing of collective specialised knowledge and data since its inception in 2020. It has also delivered targeted research and informed broader research for both organisations to help plan an electricity […]
The Queensland Government has announced that the delivery of the Brigalow Peaking Power Plant – the state’s first renewable energy peaking plant – is officially underway, signalling a major step forward for Queensland’s renewable energy future CS Energy is leading the development of the project, which aims to help decrease Queensland’s reliance on fossil gas – the peaking plant will […]
Genex Power has announced a major milestone has been reached in its Kidston Clean Energy Hub connection project, with the first of 348 transmission towers being constructed. The project will stretch 186km between Genex Power’s Kidston Clean Energy Hub and the Guybal Munjan Switching Station at Mount Fox, supporting 400 jobs during construction. Drones will be used to help string […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $11 million in funding to SunDrive Solar for the expansion of its novel solar cell metallisation technology from prototype scale to commercial capacity. SunDrive has developed a cell metallisation technology that uses copper, a metal that is approximately 100 times cheaper and 1000 times more abundant than commonly used silver. Currently, silver […]
The Western Plains Wind Farm has officially been removed from Ark Energy’s pipeline, with the company saying that its focus has shifted to bigger, more urgent projects. Progress in the renewable energy industry and the need for more renewable energy capacity to be delivered sooner has accelerated. The size, wind turbine capacity and total output capacity of projects has been […]
The Energy Efficiency Council and Clean Energy Council have partnered to deliver Careers for Net Zero, a campaign to train and upskill the energy workers necessary for Australia to reach its net zero targets. According to research by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Sydney and Monash University, at least two million new jobs are required to meet net […]
The Federal Government is looking to set Australia up as a world leading supplier of critical minerals with an additional $2 billion of investment, a boost that will also support the economy with more jobs and benefit the nation’s energy transition. Critical minerals, including rare earths, are the building blocks for a clean energy future, and are essential to achieving […]
The Queensland Government has released the Queensland Energy Workforce Roadmap, which outlines how government, industry, workers and community can work together to create a workforce that can carry the state through the energy transition. The roadmap is supported by the Future Energy Jobs Guide, which outlines job opportunities and career pathways available to existing workers and school students. Developed in […]
By Neve Surridge, Corporate & Customer Graduate – Reputation and Media | Corporate Affairs, Powercor Australia For any major project, getting community engagement right is essential to a smooth delivery. Here we take a look at two major power upgrades in regional Victoria this year, and how they have shown how proactive engagement with households and businesses can help teams […]
Arc faults are a serious event where a large amount of electrical energy is explosively released causing serious burns and death of operators in the area. Additionally, they can result in significant damage to switchgear, conductors, switchboards and installations. Here we look at how new electrical safety technology can prevent disaster and protect personnel from hazardous consequences. The most likely […]
Speed and security are the two principles with which the key management system was developed. The result of an innovative collaboration between Harcor and Amtac, Keys-on-Tap is a new revolutionary key management platform that takes those two core principles to new levels. Keys-on-Tap paves a critical avenue for fleet management and includes capabilities that have never been made accessible before […]
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has reported lower demand for energy and a fall in wholesale electricity and gas prices during the July to September quarter of 2023 in its latest Wholesale Markets Quarterly Report. The report shows average wholesale electricity prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM) were less than half that seen at the same time last year […]
The pursuit of reducing nonrevenue water has rendered sensor technologies irresistibly appealing to utility companies. These innovative devices boast transformative leak detection capabilities but simultaneously introduce a suite of operational and regulatory quandaries requiring thoughtful navigation. The initial allure of sensor solutions is their ability to monitor leaks across an entire pipeline network. However, this advantage can mislead utilities into […]
Genex Power has announced that its subsidiary, K3W Project Co, has entered into a ten-year power purchase agreement with EnergyAustralia for the 258MW Kidston Stage 3 Wind Project (K3W). K3W is being developed by Genex in a 50:50 partnership with Electric Power Development (J-POWER). The agreement represents the second offtake that Genex has signed with EnergyAustralia, following the execution of […]
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