Sunshine Coast Solar Farm goes live in Australian first 24 July The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is now live and feeding electricity into the power grid, making Sunshine Coast Council the first local government in Australia to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source. Mayor Mark Jamieson said the 15…

COAG Energy Council agrees to significant reforms to the electricity sector 14 July The COAG Energy Council has today agreed to a significant set of reforms which will deliver a more affordable and reliable electricity system as we transition to a lower emissions future. At the meeting in Brisbane the Energy Council agreed to immediately…

Council approval for Waverley Wind Farm 7 July The South Taranaki District Council granted land use consents for Tilt Renewables’ proposed 48-turbine, 130 MW capacity Waverley Wind Farm on the east coast of South Island, New Zealand. Land use consents were granted for the construction, operation and maintenance of the wind farm and a single…

FRV confirms Development Approval for two further Queensland solar farms 3 July Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global utility-scale solar developer, has received development approval to deliver two further, utility-scale solar projects located in Clare and Tieri, Queensland. Combined, the two projects will add an additional 141 MW dc to FRV’s existing 281 MW…

ERA grants Badgingarra Wind Farm electricity licence 26 June The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) has granted an electricity generation licence to Wind Portfolio Ltd Pty for its proposed Badgingarra Wind Farm, 180 km north of Perth. The windfarm once constructed will be made up of 37 turbine generators, each with a rated capacity of 3.6…