With climate change, population growth, and industrial development placing pressure on our finite water supplies, the challenges water utilities face are growing more complex, and there has never been a more urgent time for innovative and sustainable solutions to manage our most precious resource. Recycling water is one of the key ways that utilities can keep up with this demand […]
SunCable has announced its acquisition by a private investment company, which is set to support it in the delivery of the Australia-Asia Power Link (AAPowerLink), which is expected to provide low-cost green energy to customers in Darwin and Singapore. SunCable has completed the sale of its assets, including the shares in its operating subsidiaries, to Grok Ventures (Grok). Grok has […]
The New South Wales Government has announced that it will be investing $1.8 billion into the state’s energy transition, establishing the Energy Security Corporation (ESC) and connecting new projects to the grid. The commitment will help put transmission and energy storage projects back on track, as the State Government works hard to keep the lights on during New South Wales’s […]
In response to the Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up, the New South Wales Government has released its strategy to keep the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap on track. The Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up was conducted by Cameron O’Reilly from Marsden Jacob Associates, and makes 54 recommendations to keep the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap on track. The government has accepted 50 […]
RayGen, in partnership with AGL, has opened its solar-plus-storage plant in Carwarp, Victoria, which is expected to add 4MW of solar and 2.8MW/50MWh of storage capacity to the West Murray grid. The plant is powered by a field of smart, rotational mirrors whose concentrated solar energy is combined with the energy stored across two water reservoirs to create a ‘hot […]
Stanwell Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global renewable energy company RWE to support Stanwell’s delivery of a 9–10GW pipeline of renewable energy projects. The partnership will commence with the development of two new RWE wind farm projects in Central and Southern Queensland by 2029, and pave the way for future renewable energy projects, investment and innovation. […]
Snowy Hydro has released the expected results of major resets to two of its projects – Snowy 2.0 and the Hunter Power Project. The revised total cost to complete the Snowy 2.0 project is now $12 billion. At the end of June 2023, expenditure on the project was $4.3 billion, with 80 per cent of these funds reinvested in the […]
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 plans for the Stanwell Clean Energy Hub have been revealed, with a number of initiatives lined up to train and prepare the workforce for future projects and to test innovative new energy technologies. To begin the transformation of the Stanwell Clean Energy Hub, publicly owned energy company Stanwell Corporation will build the Future Energy and Innovation Training Hub (FEITH) […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Federal Government, has opened the $125 million Regional Microgrids Program. The program is designed to develop and deploy microgrid technologies across regional and remote communities and will allocate $75 million for microgrid projects in First Nations communities. Electricity provision in remote First Nations communities is often heavily reliant on diesel […]
The Tasmanian Government has announced TasTAFE’s new $27 million Water and Energy Trades (WET) Centre of Excellence on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, which will provide the latest industry-aligned training to support the state’s water and energy apprentices. The $27 million centre is funded by the Tasmanian and Federal Governments with support from industry. Tasmanian Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth, […]
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Governments of California and Australia is set to promote collaboration across the energy, technology and transportation sectors, in an effort to address the risks posed by climate change. A joint statement has been signed and issued by California Governor, Gavin Newsom, and Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr Kevin Rudd. The […]
Endeavour Energy has announced that it has signed a new three-year agreement with the University of Wollongong, extending their existing partnership to support Endeavour Energy’s transition to a clean energy grid. The agreement with the University’s Australian Power Quality Research Centre (APQRC) will involve new research focused on driving improvements to customer-led renewable energy solutions, that will support Endeavour’s energy […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20.9 million in funding for a demonstration of a new hydrogen electrolyser technology by Wollongong-based startup, Hysata. Hysata will develop and test a 5MW unit at its new manufacturing facility in Port Kembla. The electrolyser array will then be installed in situ for further testing and validation before it is relocated to […]
A consultation period has opened regarding the Illawarra region in New South Wales, which is being proposed as the next offshore wind zone, and could power over 3.4 million homes and provide hundreds of local job opportunities. The Illawarra coastal region was identified as a potential site due to its strong offshore wind resources and port infrastructure as well as […]
In effort to support a more flexible energy grid, CSIRO is set to lead an $11 million technology development project, which aims to ease energy costs and give consumers better control of their energy usage. Flexible demand is an alternative to the traditionally rigid energy network infrastructure, offering a way to lighten the load on the grid during busy periods, […]
Jacana Energy is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the supply of up to 100MW of renewable energy for the Darwin-Katherine region. The proposed investment will contribute as much as 15 per cent towards the Northern Territory Government’s renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030 – enough renewable energy to power 21,000 homes in one year. A point […]
Queensland is on track to surpass its target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, with more than a quarter of the state’s energy now powered by renewables. It’s expected Queensland will connect a further 682MW of new clean generation before Christmas 2023 with the implementation of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan in full swing. The increase in […]
Flinders University has unveiled a landmark Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station, showcasing award-winning bidirectional vehicle-to-grid technology. The South Australia Government-backed project showcases a collaboration between ENGIE and Flinders University, bringing ten Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers online. The V2G charging bays can charge and discharge electricity to the campus’s electricity grid, creating a virtual power plant (VPP) to benefit the university’s fleet, […]
As new transport and energy solutions move us towards a decarbonised society, the batteries used need to support this new technology and drive the future. Lithium titanium oxide batteries are the latest advancement, offering improved safety, longevity and fast charging/discharging capabilities that are perfectly suited to a wide-range of sustainable projects. Batteries that are based on lithium titanium oxide technology […]
Origin Energy and Coles are set to partner to deliver 20MW of solar panels across up to 100 Coles liquor stores and supermarkets across the country, in effort to help Coles reach its renewable energy targets. Over the next three years, Coles aims to install solar panels on top of 100 stores across the country, with batteries to be installed […]
The Western Australian Government has announced the commencement of negotiations with a major South Korean renewable energy consortium for the establishment of a green ammonia plant near Geraldton. Progressive Green Solutions, in partnership with Samsung C&T and KOMIPO (Korean Midland Power Co), are proposing to build a plant on two lots, at DevelopmentWA’s Narngulu Industrial Estate. The facility is expected […]
Australian Energy infrastructure business, APA Group, has signed an agreement with Arafura Rare Earths to commence early work for a cogeneration plant, which will supply energy to one of Arafura’s upcoming projects, Nolans Rare Earth Project. The Nolans project includes a rare earth mine, processing plant and related infrastructure which will be constructed 135 kms north of Alice Springs. Arafura […]
Pre-construction activities have commenced for the Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), in Cranbourne which will have enough storage capacity to power 80,000 homes for an hour during peak time when operational. Jointly developed by Eku Energy and Shell Energy with minority equity partner, Perfection Private, the Rangebank BESS system in Cranbourne will provide 200MW/400MWh capacity of reliable and flexible […]
Western Australia has released its Climate Adaptation Strategy, which prioritises 37 actions to ensure its communities are well equipped and resilient to climate change risks. Not a stranger to extreme weather events and natural disasters, the State Government has allocated almost $40 million in the 2023–2024 State Budget to deliver the strategy which will prepare them for the future. The […]
North Queensland is set to become a clean energy powerhouse, playing a key role in the delivery of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan (QEJP) and the Queensland SuperGrid Infrastructure Blueprint. Powerlink is playing a critical part in actioning the QEJP, by facilitating the development of Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) and strengthening the transmission backbone network over the next ten […]
By Steph Barker, Journalist, Utility Magazine The Alice Springs Future Grid Project is a whole-of-systems project that aims to roadmap how Alice Springs can achieve 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. The $12.5 million project involves collaboration by multiple organisations from across the Northern Territory and Australia, and its purpose is to identify and overcome barriers to further renewable […]
Major beverage manufacturer, Frucor Suntory, has secured a deal for its new $400 million manufacturing facility, which is set to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. Frucor Suntory signed an agreement with publicly owned CleanCo for its new facility at Swanbank. The deal, enabled by the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, means the facility – Frucor Suntory’s first […]
Western Power has officially opened its new $123 million energy hub in Forrestdale, Western Australia, which includes multiple clean energy technologies to accommodate growing energy demand. Built by ADCO Constructions, and designed by SPH Architects, the facility includes 10,000m2 of solar panels and 34 electric vehicle (EV) chargers, providing improved services to the community as well as consolidating the Kewdale, […]
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