Genex executes connection agreement with Essential Energy for the 50MW Jemalong Solar Project 15 April Genex Power Limited (ASX: GNX) (Genex or Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding connection agreement with Essential Energy, responsible for one of Australia’s largest electricity distribution networks, for the 50MW Jemalong Solar Project (JSP…

Local and global experts to build Snowy 2.0 5 April Today Snowy Hydro Limited has achieved another significant milestone for Snowy 2.0 by appointing ‘Future Generation’ as its main contractor. Snowy 2.0, a world-leading pumped-hydro expansion project, together with the mighty Snowy Scheme, will underpin Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future. Future Generation is…

MLFs – an underappreciated risk to renewables projects 1 April Marginal loss factors (MLF) are an often overlooked element of the regulation of the National Electricity Market (NEM). The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has just released its draft MLFs for 2019-20. These results provide a sharp reminder of the risks posed by MLFs to…

Post 2025 market design for the National Electricity Market (NEM) 22 March The COAG Energy Council has tasked the Energy Security Board with developing advice on a long-term, fit-for-purpose market framework to support reliability that could apply from the mid-2020s. By the end of 2020, the ESB needs to recommend any changes to the existing…

Vestas and Utopus Insights to pilot energy forecasting solutions for renewable power plants in Australia 15 March With the increasing amount of renewable energy in the system, grid operators must address the challenge of balancing supply and demand from intermittent energy generation. One way of meeting this challenge is to use advanced forecasting tools to…

Great news for renewable energy in the Macedon Ranges! 8 March In a long-awaited announcement at the Sustainable Living Festival, the State Government, through Mary-Anne Thomas MP, has exempted our proposed community energy park from the current ban on wind power in the Macedon Ranges Shire.  This means that MRSG’s Renewable Energy Action Group (MRREAG),…

World-first dispatchable renewable energy technology developer seeks finance for commercial project Successful commissioning and operation of Vast Solar’s 1 MW pilot project is delivering dispatchable renewable power to the grid and driving the company’s next move. The world-leading concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) company is now looking to raise $75m from strategic partners to build…

Meeting our climate commitments without wrecking the economy 25 February Australia will meet its international climate targets without wrecking the economy and driving power prices sky high. The Morrison Government today announced a $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package. Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, said Australians recognise climate change and the importance of protecting…

There’s still time to reset political debate on clean energy ahead of Federal Election 18 February At least half of Australia’s power should be delivered by renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydro by 2030, the Clean Energy Council said today when releasing its policy directives for the upcoming Federal Election. Clean Energy Council…

Major parties in NSW taking charge on solar and storage ahead of election 10 February Substantive clean energy announcements from both the New South Wales Government and the Opposition this weekend show that both major parties have recognised the importance of the issue to voters ahead of the state election next month, the industry’s peak…

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