An Australian renewable energy company has lodged a state development application for an $800 million project, proposing a wind farm of up to 195 turbines, and potentially around 800MW in installed capacity, in Queensland’s Isaac Region. Lacour, which has offices in Perth and Brisbane, is also proposing to co-locate at least 200MW of solar PV alongside the wind farm, and […]
Australia’s first fully integrated solar, wind and battery project at the central Queensland Kennedy Energy Park will deliver a new model for renewable energy in Australia. While still in the early stages of construction, the successful completion of the hybrid project will help Australia in the transition to a clean energy future.
AusNet Services has secured an agreement with leading French renewable energy producer, Neoen, to develop the transmission connection for the 204MW ‘Bulgana Green Power Hub’ located near Stawell in the Wimmera region of central western Victoria. The Bulgana Green Power Hub will consist of 56 wind turbines and a 21MW/34MWh lithium-ion battery storage system which, once fully commissioned, are expected […]
Hydro Tasmania has launched a new Hybrid Energy Hub at Flinders Island that will transform the island’s power supply and provide another exceptional renewable showcase for remote communities around Australia and the world. Flinders Island has historically been dependent on diesel generation. The hub technology will make it 60 per cent renewably-powered, on average, using wind and solar. When there’s […]
Construction has started on the $150 million Kennedy Energy Park near Hughenden in North Queensland with the first sod of soil turned. Kennedy Energy Park will comprise a 15 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant, 43.2MW wind plant and 2MW/4MWh of battery storage, and is being developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdings. CS Energy Chairman, Jim Soorley, said the start […]
The regional South Australian town of Coober Pedy is being totally powered by clean energy for the first time. Coober Pedy has traditionally been mainly dependent on diesel generation, but its electricity needs are now being met exclusively by wind and solar power for extended periods. Hydro Tasmania was appointed by Energy Developments (EDL) to help transform the mining town […]
The Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s first Annual Energy Security Review has found Tasmania’s energy security is now strong enough to withstand an unlikely repeat of the Basslink outage of 2015/16. In line with the recommendations of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, the Regulator (TER) now holds the role of energy security Monitor and Assessor. As well as monthly dashboard reports, the […]
The world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia has been fully installed ahead of its 100-day deadline and has entered the regulatory testing phase. Tesla Powerpacks, connected to Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, have now been fully installed on site, with the testing phase ensuring the battery is optimised and meets AEMO and South Australian Government requirements. Throughout this testing […]
TasNetworks and Goldwind have signed the Connection Agreement for the Cattle Hill wind farm project in Tasmania’s central highlands. The Connection Agreement sets out the terms and conditions for the wind farm to successfully connect to TasNetworks’ transmission network. The agreement represents a significant commitment from TasNetworks and Goldwind, and is another key step in paving the way for the […]
DP Energy has appointed preferred suppliers to develop stage one of its Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, which will be Australia’s largest hybrid renewable power station. The power station will be fuelled by a combination of wind and solar power, with wind-energy leader Vestas selected as the preferred supplier for the wind turbines, and engineering firm Downer the solar energy […]
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) have published an issues paper regarding its review of the regulatory and market frameworks needed to support frequency control in the national electricity market (NEM). The generation mix is changing. As newer types of generators like wind and solar come in, and conventional generators like coal retire, this is presenting challenges for the […]
The contract to deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of the Kennedy Energy Park in Queensland has been awarded to a consortium. A consortium between Vestas and Quanta Services has won the contract and is expecting to have the park in operation by the end of 2018. The partnership has announced the final details of a project that will help […]
The $160 million Kennedy Park wind, solar and battery project in North Queensland has reached financial close. The joint venture of Australian renewable energy developer Windlab and Eurus Energy will receive $18 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on behalf of the Australian Government. The project will also receive up to $93.5 million in debt finance […]
The Queensland Government has received 115 proposals lodged from 79 businesses for the ‘Renewables 400’ initiative as part of the $1.16 billion Powering Queensland Plan. Minister for Energy, Mark Bailey, said the EOI for the 400MW large-scale renewable energy reverse auction, with 100MW storage, closed on the 25 September 2017. “We’ve received strong interest from local and overseas companies, and […]
A Queensland government-owned generator has entered into a ten-year agreement with the 60MW Kennedy Energy Park near Hughenden in North Queensland to purchase the electricity output and a proportion of the large-scale generation certificates from the planned hybrid generation facility. Kennedy Energy Park Director, Rob Fisher, welcomed the agreement with CS Energy. “The agreement with CS Energy means that this […]
Hydro Tasmania is investing $1 billion over the next ten years to upgrade its facilities to secure energy supply and the lowest possible electricity prices for Tasmanias. The proposed upgrades will increase generation by 250GWh, which is enough additional generation to power over 30,000 Tasmanian homes. It will also increase the lifespan of some power stations by an extra 40 […]
Queensland’s large-scale renewable energy industry has reached a new milestone, as Australia’s largest wind plan Coopers Gap Wind Farm reaches financial close. AGL Energy announced it has reached financial close on the sale to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) of the 453MW Coopers Gap Wind Farm project at Cooranga North, approximately 250km north west of Brisbane. The $22 million […]
The first of 53 turbine foundations are now in place at the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Mareeba in Queensland, marking an important milestone for the project. The 800-tonne foundation which is buried to ground level provides an immovable anchor for each turbine and consists of a 50-tonne reinforced steel cage filled with around 350m3 tonnes of concrete, […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and South Australia’s Hornsdale Stage 2 Wind Farm are collaborating to trial whether a wind farm can provide important power system stability services. Hornsdale Stage 2 has been developed by French renewable energy company Neoen in conjunction with international infrastructure investor, John Laing. Slated to begin in October […]
AusNet Services has secured an agreement with Tilt Renewables to develop a new transmission line for the 54MW Salt Creek Wind Farm project in western Victoria. Once fully commissioned, the wind farm is expected to produce on average 172GWh per annum, producing sufficient energy to power around 30,000 homes. AusNet Services’ Executive General Manager Commercial Energy Services, Chad Hymas, said […]
The Tasmanian Granville Harbour Wind Farm project has taken a step forward with Hydro Tasmania announcing it has reached in principle agreement with Westcoast Wind in relation to a power purchase agreement for the $280 million west coast wind farm. This massive development, which has all of the required development approvals, will consist of 33 turbines providing 112 megawatts of […]
The Port of Cairns has awarded the contract for the construction of a laydown facility, which will be leased to store more than 450 components for Queensland’s largest wind farm project, the Mount Emerald Wind Farm. Local company LDI was awarded the contract to construct the facility, and Rex Andrews Engineered Transportation was awarded the logistics contract to mobilise specialised […]
The 240MW Ararat Wind Farm is now operating at full capacity, providing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 120,000 homes across Victoria and the ACT. Comprising of 75 GE wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2MW, the wind farm is the third-largest in the Southern Hemisphere, powering five per cent of Victorian homes with zero emissions. The $450 […]
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