Green energy plant components landed in Cairns 10 November Key components for MSF Sugar’s $75 million green energy plant have landed in Cairns en-route to their final destination at the Tableland Mill. Among the shipload of 276 individual items is the steam turbine and generator package for the power plant, which at $18 million is…

SolarReserve and Barngarla partner to protect and preserve Aboriginal heritage 1 November Agreement establishes long-term relationship as part of development, construction and operation of the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta SolarReserve has taken the next step in the development of the Aurora Solar Energy Project, north of Port Augusta, by signing a Heritage…

New ZEN Energy launches gigawatt program to support SA industry 30 October The Board of ZEN Energy has today approved a strategic plan for establishing 1GW of additional dispatchable renewable generation assets to support long-term electricity supply contracts with South Australia’s large industrial users, including the Liberty OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks, to provide access to lower…

Coalition’s strong record on renewables exposes Labor’s desperate tactics 20 October Recommended by Australia’s preeminent energy experts from the Energy Security Board, the National Energy Guarantee is a credible, workable, technology neutral policy that will create a more affordable and reliable energy system and deliver much-needed investor certainty by integrating climate and energy policy. That…

Cattle Hill Wind Farm local business participation program launched 13 October Goldwind Australia has launched the Local Business Participation Program for Cattle Hill Wind Farm. The Program will be a key initiative to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to participate in the project. Developer…

Carnegie Clean Energy secures construction debt finance for 10MW Northam solar power station 9 October $7.5 million construction debt finance secured for Northam 10MW solar project $2.8m convertible note debt fully converted to equity and wound up as part of corporate debt finance restructure Carnegie Clean Energy will refinance Northam solar project debt post construction…

Cimic’s UGL awarded $133m Bannerton Solar Park contract 2 October CIMIC Group company, UGL has been awarded a contract by Foresight Solar Australia to design and build stage one of the Bannerton 110MWDC Solar Park, near Robinvale in Victoria. The contract will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $133 million, over a three-year term. UGL…

Redeveloping and expanding Tasmania’s hydro system 22 September The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced feasibility studies to expand two hydro-electric power stations and explore the potential to develop significant pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) in Tasmania currently underway. On behalf of the Australian Government, ARENA has committed up to $2.5 million, to…

Ross River Solar Farm – site preparation underway 18 September Initial site preparation works are starting at the $225 million Ross River Solar Farm site, Townsville’s newest large scale solar plant. Construction of the 148 megawatt (MW) solar farm, located 20 kilometres south of Townsville, is expected to begin in September. Project Director, Lyndon Frearson,…

Windlab secures off-take for Kennedy Energy Park 11 September Windlab Limited (ASX: WND) today announced that it has secured a 10-year agreement with Queensland government owned corporation, CS Energy, to purchase the renewable energy and some of the large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) produced from Kennedy Energy Park Phase I, a 60.5MW hybrid renewable energy project.…