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 […]
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 […]
Victoria has formally joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), as its first sub-national member, with the mission of establishing 380GW of offshore wind generation globally by 2030. GOWA brings together international governments, the private sector, organisations, and other stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind power. Victoria has joined countries like Denmark, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom […]
The Treasurer of Australia has released the Intergenerational Report 2023, which predicts a long-term increase in utility expenditure, particularly in the energy sector. The report analyses global effects on the Australian economy and predicts future expenditure all the way up to 2063. The report states that renewable energy is already the cheapest form of new energy in Australia, with onshore […]
The Queensland Government has announced that it is reviewing the Wind Farm Code (State Code 23) and its accompanying guidelines in an effort to build greater community and industry confidence in clean energy projects. State Code 23 already includes requirements aimed at ensuring that wind farms are designed and operated to minimise adverse impacts on the natural environment, ecological processes, […]
The Federal Government has declared the nation’s second offshore wind zone will be housed in the Hunter region, New South Wales, helping to provide thousands with job opportunities and open new industry doors. The declared area in the Pacific Ocean stretches over 1,800km² between Swansea and Port Stephens and could generate up to 5GW of wind energy, enough to power […]
The Victorian Government has proposed the Southern Ocean off Portland as the state’s second offshore wind declared area, with a two-month consultation process to take place before the Federal Government makes a final decision. The Victorian Government has set targets for at least 2GW of offshore wind capacity by 2032, 4GW by 2035 and 9GW by 2040. The industry is […]
The Berrybank Stage 2 wind farm, located in Victoria’s Western Plains, is now in operation and is set to power Canberra as it transitions its energy grid. Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reductions, Shane Rattenbury, said this milestone strengthens the Australian Capital Territory’s commitment 100 per cent renewable electricity. “Berrybank 2 is one of 13 large scale renewable energy […]
The Wambo Wind Farm is now under construction as part of Queensland’s Energy and Jobs Plan, and is expected to generate 252MW of energy for the region. The farm, and its grid connection, a joint project between Cubico Sustainable Investments and Stanwell Corporation, is anticipated to create around 450 jobs in construction with clean energy set to protect jobs in […]
The Territory Government has awarded a tender for a wind generation study that will identify prospective locations for large-scale wind generation in the Territory. Global consulting company Jacobs will deliver the study from its office in Darwin, with a clear commitment to deliver local benefits and initiatives to support local employment and industry development. The final study is expected to […]
Work to connect Queensland’s electricity grid to the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere has reached a major milestone, with Powerlink successfully installing the 100th transmission tower. Powerlink’s on-ground work for the MacIntyre Wind Precinct has now progressed past the halfway point in delivering 65km of 330kV transmission line, 167 towers and two switching stations. Set to generate 1,026MW […]
By Daniel Watson, Automation Solutions Innovator, Yokogawa Distributed energy resources such as solar and wind are pivotal for reaching net zero energy goals, however, the intermittent nature of these renewables can cause an influx of many un-coordinated distributed energy resources that can threaten the reliability of a power grid. However, the solution lies in intelligent and advanced control platforms that […]
The Bango Wind Farm – Squadron Energy’s latest renewable energy project – is now fully operational, generating clean, renewable energy and is capable of generating enough electricity to power 144,000 New South Wales homes annually. The wind farm consists of 46 turbines and will prevent 543,000t of carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere annually. It will also play a […]
Victoria’s offshore wind project, Star of the South, will see a boost to its pre-construction phase thanks to an Australian-first marine geotechnical campaign investment of $19.5 million. A specialist vessel and crew will spend five weeks at sea collecting soil and rock samples from up to 70m beneath the seafloor, with the findings to help design the proposed offshore wind […]
NBN Co is conducting a trial using wind power to assess if small wind technology can extend the battery life of the infrastructure and improve network resilience during natural disasters. During an emergency event, damage to localised power outages can impact NBN services and leave people without vital access to communications. When this occurs, NBN Co deploys temporary network infrastructure […]
The largest wind farm in Australia will soon be under construction in Victoria, a landmark project supporting Victoria’s transition to a clean energy future. The wind farm is due to be built in the Golden Plains Shire, just 60km north-west of Geelong. Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, turned the sod on the 215-turbine wind farm site. Once […]
The Victorian Government’s VicGrid has begun public consultations regarding new transmission connections necessary for offshore wind farms. Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that VicGrid has begun public consultation in Gippsland and Portland on a coordinated approach to new transmission connections that are essential for offshore wind. VicGrid, will lead four phases of planned, respectful and ongoing […]
In a joint venture between Stanwell and Cubico Sustainable Investments, Powerlink Queensland has signed an agreement to begin connection works for the 252MW Wambo Wind Farm, which promises to anchor a third Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in Queensland, with a total capacity of up to 2,000MW. Powerlink Chief Executive, Paul Simshauser, said an agreement had now been signed, signalling the […]
Newly released data from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) shows Australian businesses and households are spending big on renewable energy, with large-scale wind and solar farm investment commitments growing nearly 50 per cent in 2022. In 2022, 4.3GW of large-scale renewable energy capacity achieved a final investment decision (FID). 4.3GW is enough to power over three million homes. The second […]
The final stage of the Kidston Clean Energy Hub, the Kidston Wind Farm, will create 200 construction jobs and has been declared a prescribed project, ensuring the delivery of the project. Acting Queensland Premier, Steven Miles, said, when complete, the Kidston Clean Energy Hub will further strengthen the reliability of North Queensland’s energy grid. “The Clean Energy Hub will provide […]
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has pledged an investment of $175 million to develop Stage One of the Golden Plains Wind Farm in Victoria, a project which will include 122 wind turbines and generate 756.4MW of clean energy to replace coal-fired generation. The CEFC has committed up to $175 million to the project, with TagEnergy acquiring the 30-year development […]
The Western Australian Government has announced that Water Corporation has secured the development rights of what will be one of the state’s largest renewable wind energy projects, progressing towards its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The utility is among the highest electricity consumers on the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), spurred by a growing reliance on desalination to […]
A $776 million investment by the Queensland Government will see Australia’s largest publicly-owned wind farm built in South Burnett. Built in the Southern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, construction of the Tarong West Wind Farm will be managed by the state-owned Stanwell Corporation with funding from the State Government’s $2 billion Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs fund. Featuring 150 wind […]
Construction has begun on South Australia’s biggest wind farm, which will consist of 75 turbines and is expected to be operational in 2024. The construction phase of the project will create more than 400 jobs and will deliver an additional 412MW of capacity to the grid in South Australia. The commencement of construction work on the Neoen’s Goyder South project […]
The Bowen Renewable Energy Hub (Bowen Hub) is working with Copenhagen Infrastructure IV to advance its 1.4GW integrated renewable and energy storage project that will provide energy security for Central and North Queensland. The Bowen Hub is being developed by Bowen River Utilities and Renewable Energy Partners, and will be located in the Mackay Hinterland, on Widi Country. Copenhagen Infrastructure […]
The Western Australian Government is offering more than $11 million to seven regional projects in the second round of the Clean Energy Future Fund (CEFF). The CEFF supports innovative clean energy projects and technologies with the potential to support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The projects include solar, wind, biogas and bio-diesel generation, battery and pumped hydroelectric storage, geothermal energy, […]
Queensland’s renewable energy uptake is continuing to grow, with the State Government announcing $192.5 million for the Wambo wind farm near Dalby, and Australia’s biggest wind farm yet, the MacIntyre Wind Precinct, now underway – with Powerlink signing an agreement to connect the Precinct to the grid. Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said, “Investing in renewables provides cheaper and cleaner energy. […]
The Berrybank Wind Farm, owned by Global Power Generation, has officially opened in Victoria. It will help the state reach its Renewable Energy Targets as it has the potential to generate enough energy to power every home in greater Geelong. The wind farm is one of the large-scale renewable energy projects supported under the Victorian Government’s Renewable Energy Target reverse […]
The Victorian Government has committed to delivering Australia’s first offshore wind farms, announcing major energy targets around offshore projects. The policy, set out in the Victorian Offshore Wind Policy Directions Paper, includes procuring projects that will generate at least 2GW of offshore wind online by 2032 – enough to power 1.5 million homes – creating thousands of jobs in the […]
Tasmanian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Guy Barnett, has confirmed that Hydro Tasmania has terminated the Basslink Services Agreement (BSA). This termination is consistent with the Tasmanian Government’s and Hydro Tasmania’s November 2021 decision to protect Tasmania’s legal rights to the Basslink Cable. This follows the 2020 arbitration concerning the cause of the 2016 major Basslink outage, which found […]
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