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 […]
The SGSPAA Board, owner of Jemena, has announced that it has appointed a new Managing Director to lead the group. David Gillespie has been appointed to the role, which he has been acting in since September. Prior to that Mr Gillespie was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group for a number of years. Board Chair, Jiang Longhua, said that […]
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 […]
Sydney Water has rolled out a $2 million pilot smart meter program, which has already reduced the average bill by $70 for residents across Liverpool, Beecroft, Bellevue Hill and Kenthurst, where 7,500 smart meters were installed. Residents saved 28,000L of water between April and November 2023 after Sydney Water sent 313 early leak detection notifications. Sydney Water’s Head of Customer […]
The Western Australian Minister for Mines, Petroleum and Energy, Bill Johnston, has announced that he will step down from Cabinet and that he will not contest the 2025 State Election. Mr Johnston was elected to Parliament representing Cannington in 2008 and has served as Mines and Petroleum Minister since 2017, overseeing record resources industry exports. As Energy Minister since 2018, […]
As part of the second phase of the $1 million Biosolids to Biochar project, South East Water is again partnering with RMIT, Intelligent Water Networks, Greater Western Water and Barwon Water to develop trials of a new pyrolysis technology (PYROCO). The project uses next generation pyrolysis technology to transform biosolids generated from wastewater treatment plants into biochar, a safe and […]
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, […]
APA and Santos have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to determine the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipelines in South Australia. The scope of the MoU is to assess the potential to unlock decarbonisation opportunities by connecting heavy CO₂ emitters and/or CO₂ import locations to the Santos operated CCS facility in Moomba, South Australia via CCS pipelines. […]
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 […]
The first officially certified flushable products to meet a new national standard are now on supermarket shelves in Australia, following world-leading flushability testing. Urban Utilities is one of three companies globally carrying out the testing at its Innovation Centre in Brisbane, which gives products the right to display a new logo indicating they can be safely flushed down the loo. […]
Seqwater has released an update on the Toowoomba to Warwick pipeline project, as the project undergoes ecological and geotechnical investigations to assist with the design development. Both the ecological and geotechnical investigations are being completed via a combination of desktop and field survey techniques to identify and ground-truth protected plant species, important habitats, valuable waterway environments and significant or locally […]
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 […]
Delegates from Washington State have visited Transgrid in Sydney as part of their trade mission to Australia to learn more about how the nation is tackling the renewable energy transition. Washington State representatives from business, education, and government are staging a trade mission to Australia, focusing on government diplomacy and business partnerships to support clean energy development and the phaseout […]
The Main Access Tunnel (MAT) – which allows access for underground works – has been completed at the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro). Genex Power advised that its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor has completed the excavation of MAT within high quality rock conditions. The MAT serves as the permanent access point to the power station cavern. The […]
Seqwater has opened expressions of interest (EOI) for a head contractor to deliver the $300 million Toowoomba to Warwick Pipeline project. Briefings were held on Wednesday 1 November in Highfields and Warwick, where Seqwater updated Toowoomba and Southern Downs businesses and industry representatives on the project, procurement process and opportunities ahead. A key feature within the construction contract will be […]
Western Power has appointed three new non-executive directors, along with one re-appointment, to its board, which are expected to guide the company through the state’s energy transition. Appointed by the Western Australian Government, the new directors are Wayne Manners, Andrea Hall, and Rob Grant as well as the re-appointment of Monish Paul. Western Power Board Chair, Denise Goldsworthy AO, said […]
AGL Energy has announced that it will sublease Bogong Village in Northeast Victoria to Grollo Group entity, Worker HQ. Under the sublease agreement, the Grollo Group will take over the ownership and operation of Bogong Village and redevelop it over the next three years. This will include investing in renovating village facilities including the 27 buildings and tavern, with a […]
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 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has approved a record $544.1 million in funding for projects to help accelerate the country’s transition to renewable energy. Established by the Australian Government on July 1st, 2012, ARENA has supported 663 projects with $2.25 billion in grant funding, unlocking a total investment of almost $9.75 billion in Australia’s renewable energy industry. In the […]
Barwon Water’s Biochar to Batteries project, which aims to achieve an innovative use for biochar, has received the Australian Water Association’s Victorian R&D Excellence Award. Biochar, created through a carbonisation process involving the high-temperature baking of organic waste, serves as a solid carbon sink, effectively sequestering carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere during waste decomposition. The research […]
AGL has allegedly failed to provide 22 customers with a calculation of its ‘deemed best offer’ over a period between March and June 2022, and has had to pay a total of $799,656 in penalties. An energy retailer’s ‘deemed best offer’ is typically their cheapest generally available offer. It does not include one-off gifts or sign-up credits and is based […]
In October 2022, central Victoria was hit with a major flooding event that devastated local communities. Homeowners were forced to evacuate as floodwaters damaged homes, rivers and roads. But amidst unprecedented circumstances, Coliban Water’s unwavering focus on caring for customers, and staff dedication to local communities helped it act quickly to mitigate the damage. Coliban Water Managing Director, Damian Wells, […]
Some of Australia’s most respected engineering and climate experts will headline the 2023 Climate Smart Engineering Conference, (CSE23), Engineers Australia’s flagship event to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 November 2023. The CSE23 plenary and technical programs will bring the latest in world-leading views and engaging debate on solutions to address climate change, […]
Yarra Valley Water has announced a new strategic partnership to harness the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and help digitise its asset networks. The strategic partnership with Sagemcom Australasia is designed to take full advantage of the IoT to help enhance customer experiences, provide early notification of network faults and develop improved asset management predictive models and investment […]
Western Australia utility company, Water Corporation, has announced that its Chair will step down effective immediately. Western Australia Minister for Water, Simone McGurk, acknowledged outgoing Water Corporation Chair, Ross Love, for his leadership and service to the organisation’s Board of Directors over the past three years. Mr Love, who was appointed to the role in September 2020, will step down […]
If not located correctly, underground utilities are at risk of being damaged during the installation or construction of new assets, which can have devastating consequences. A New Zealand-based utility locating company has uncovered a solution using the digital visualisation technology. When construction or new asset installation impacts underground utilities such as gas, water or power mains, the consequences can be […]
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 […]
With more than 30 per cent of all CO2 emissions attributable to road transport, fleet operators have a major responsibility and opportunity to play a role in a greener future for our planet. The upcoming 3G end-of-life provides an excellent opportunity to improve the sustainability of fleet transport. As the impending 3G shutdown forces all fleet operators to upgrade hardware […]
The Queensland Government has announced the official opening of the Dulacca Wind Farm, which is expected to bring the state much closer to its renewable energy targets. The 180MW project, owned by Octopus and developed by RES, created 150 jobs in regional Queensland at its construction peak. State-owned CleanCo has a long-term power purchase agreement with the Dulacca Wind Farm […]
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