Contact invests in Simply Energy 11 June Contact Energy announced today an investment of $10.7 million over three financial years to acquire a 49.9% shareholding in Simply Energy, a specialist Wellington-based electricity solutions business which provides tailored solutions for commercial and industrial energy clients. Contact Energy (Contact) has invested in an innovative energy solutions company…

Council floats idea of solar installations on water 30 May Council is to investigate the feasibility of installing floating solar arrays at its water treatment plants to offset energy costs associated with powering its water infrastructure. “This Council continues to make a clear and consistent case for a balanced and responsible approach to the current…

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction 27 May Energy Networks Australia congratulates Angus Taylor on his re-appointment to the Morrison Cabinet in an expanded energy and emissions reduction portfolio. Energy Networks Australia CEO Andrew Dillon said the industry looked forward to continuing to work with Minister Taylor in progressing a sustainable energy future at what…

Wastewater plant set to host Council’s largest solar array 17 May – Council votes to seek planning and energy approvals for 604kW system – Council is on track to install its largest single solar array by the end of June 2020. At its meeting last night (16 May), Tweed Council resolved to give the green…

Marginal Loss Factors: final determination 10 May AEMO has today released the final marginal electricity loss factors (MLFs) that will apply from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 for electricity generation and loads connected to the National Electricity Market (NEM). The final determination follows the publication of draft MLFs in March and April, and incorporates new…

Labor will establish South East Queensland community power hub 5 May People living in South East Queensland will benefit from cleaner and cheaper renewable energy that will help cut pollution and the cost of power bills, with Labor’s plan to establish a Community Power Hub in the region.   This election is a choice between…

CEFC invests $30 million in world first Woolworths green bond 29 April The CEFC has invested $30 million in the Woolworths Group green bond, the first certified green bond issued by an Australian retailer and by a supermarket business globally, and an exciting milestone in the continued development of Australia’s green bond market. The $400…

Enel Green Power starts construction of new 34 MW solar plant in Australia 18 April Investment in the construction of the Cohuna Solar Farm amounts to over 42 million US dollars The PV project, located in the State of Victoria, is expected to start operations by the end of 2019, generating up to 77 GWh…

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…

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