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 […]
$600 million of sewage treatment upgrades are in the pipeline for City of Gold Coast, including a $160 million upgrade to expand the Coombabah Sewage Treatment Plant’s total capacity by 30 per cent to service an additional 140,000 people. The City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, said that the $160 million upgrades ensure that the Coombabah Sewage Treatment Plant […]
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 […]
The Queensland Government has announced that a pilot water treatment plant is under construction downstream of Wyaralong Dam, as part of a project to connect the dam to the SEQ Water Grid. The project, which was outlined in the government’s Water Security Program 2023, is designed to bolster South East Queenslanders’ water security to cater for the region’s growing population. […]
The Western Australia State Government has announced it will provide $2.8 billion to secure the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, Perth’s next major source of drinking water. Site works have now begun at the location for the future 100-billion-litre seawater desalination plant, heralding a significant milestone in its delivery. The new plant, supported using the state budget surplus, is set to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Barwon Water has announced that plans to upgrade the sewer pipeline between the Barwon River and the Barwon Heads pump station are progressing. Barwon Water Managing Director, Shaun Cumming, said the works were needed to prevent sewer spills in the future, protect the environment and maintain reliable sewerage services. “This pipeline is a very important piece of sewerage infrastructure, in […]
The Queensland State Government has secured a $4.5 million investment for a new Central Queensland regional water assessment (CQ RWA) from the National Water Grid Fund. The investment is part of $11.5 million that the State Government secured from the Federal Government for collaborative strategic planning work across Queensland. The CQ RWA is designed to ensure Queenslanders have safe, reliable […]
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 […]
A $6.3 million upgrade of the water infrastructure in Katanning is set to shore up water security for residents in and around Kojonup, Western Australia. The project involved replacing 2.2km of pipeline from Pemble Street to Kojonup-Katanning Road, easing pressure on other supply infrastructure and reducing potential leaks. The upgraded main is part of a 40km conveyance pipeline, which runs […]
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, […]
The $568.9 million Rockwood Weir has finished construction, and is set to yield 86,000ML each year to boost economic growth, agricultural production and industry in Central Queensland. It is the largest weir completed in Australia since World War Two. It is also the largest piece of new water infrastructure delivered in Australia since the Queensland Government completed Wyaralong Dam in […]
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 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $1.3 million in funding to the Parmelia Green Hydrogen Project – Feasibility Study on behalf of the Federal Government, which investigates the production and transportation of renewable hydrogen through a pre-existing natural gas pipeline in Perth. The funding is being provided to the APA Group (APA) and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers […]
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 Western Australian Government has announced a new exemption order, which aims to slash renewable energy project times and grant land access to be leased to renewable energy proponents while proposals are being assessed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The exemption order under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 will not impact the current environmental assessment processes under the Act. […]
The Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act 2023, which aims to regulate and facilitate the generation of hydrogen and renewable energy in certain areas of the state, has passed both houses of the South Australian parliament. The Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act 2023 is the nation’s first legislative framework designed to provide a coordinated approach to the burgeoning hydrogen and renewable […]
The Northern Territory Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an international construction and engineering company to support the delivery of a large-scale green energy project and meet the green energy demands of the Asia-Pacific region. Northern Territory Chief Minister, Natasha Fyles, signed the MoU with Samsung C&T, who will work with the Northern Territory Government to establish large-scale […]
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 […]
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 Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant (ASDP) has received environmental approval from state and federal regulators, bringing delivery of Perth’s next major water source a step closer. The Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water has approved the 100 billion-litre-a-year plant that is set to secure drinking water for millions of Western Australians. It follows assessment by the […]
SA Water crews have removed numerous car rims and concrete covers in the Edinburgh sewage chamber, which has the potential to cause sewage overflows if not removed. The haul of bizarre objects from Edinburgh’s sewers included five car rims, two rectangular concrete covers, a circular concrete cover, and smaller pieces of broken concrete. SA Water’s Senior Manager of Field Operations, […]
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 […]
As the country works to meet renewable energy targets, recycled water has an important role to play, both in the generation of this energy and in ensuring that the burden of the transition to net zero is not placed on drinking water reserves. Renewables will soon replace non-renewables as the main energy source for our homes, businesses and communities, helping […]
Townsville is set to receive an $18.79 million development hub for clean powered trucking fleets and ADF heavy vehicles, boosting the area’s renewables supply chain. Supported by the Queensland Government, RGM Maintenance will build the Defence and Hydrogen Maintenance Hub in the Cleveland Bay Industrial Park. The hub is expected to sell, repair and maintain new-generation EV and hydrogen heavy […]
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