Renewable energy brings heat to manufacturing 10 October Whether brewing beer, making paper, turning raw minerals into valuable products, or undertaking other common industrial processes, manufacturing relies on heat – and a lot of it. Since the rise of coal in the industrial revolution, the heat has largely come from fossil fuels. Gas, coal and…

Pumped and primed for a bigger Marinus Link 5 October With a strong portfolio of future pumped hydro energy storage opportunities, Hydro Tasmania welcomes news that TasNetworks is assessing options for Marinus Link to provide up to 1500 MW of new interconnection between Tasmania and the rest of the National Electricity Market (NEM). Hydro Tasmania…

Climate Capital and Sunrise Energy Group execute first renewable energy project Climate Capital, Sunrise Energy Group and Image Resources have executed a project to build a new solar farm at the Boonanarring Mineral Sands Project. The 2.3 MW solar farm is a behind-the-meter installation that complements the existing grid-connected power supply. It will improve the…

Energy Storage pioneering Australia’s National Electricity Market 18 September The first attempt at retrofitting a battery behind an existing renewable power plant has pioneered the largest integrated renewable energy and battery system in Australia and among the largest in the world. Today, Edify Energy is pleased to release the Knowledge Sharing Report for Gannawarra Energy…

Dam upgrades bring Battery of the Nation closer to reality 16 September Under the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, Tasmania has the lowest emissions in the country and is well on track to achieve our 2022 target of 100 percent renewable energy production, while delivering the country’s lowest regulated electricity prices. We have nation-building pumped hydro…

Wave energy technology trialled off Tasmanian coast 9 September On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $4 million in funding to Wave Swell Energy Limited to install a pilot-scale wave energy converter off the coast of King Island, Tasmania. The $12.3 million project will involve the design,…

Aurora Energy seeks non-network alternatives to meet future growth 28 August Aurora Energy is planning for the future by exploring new ways to get electricity to the fastest growing regions across its network. Aurora Energy General Manager Asset Management and Planning Glenn Coates said Aurora Energy is investigating non-network alternatives to supply power to the…

Solar boosting jobs and clean energy in Shepparton 23 August The Andrews Labor Government has approved three new solar farms for the Shepparton region that will create more than 600 jobs and generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 homes. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved permits for the Tatura East, Tallygaroopna…

Lightsource BP to begin construction on first Australian solar project in 2019 12 August Lightsource BP, a global industry leader in solar development, is pleased to announce that construction will begin on the company’s first Australian project in the coming months. The project was acquired fully permitted from First Solar. The Wellington Solar Farm, at…

Delivering clean energy for the Natimuk community 12 August The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Natimuk – a small Victorian wheat belt town – to reach its goal of being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by building its own community owned solar farm. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today…

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