New Zealand Utilities Promote Electric Vehicles

Posted on April 20, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: http://www.sharecafe.com.au Electrifying New Zealand’s transport sector makes a lot of commercial and environmental sense. As New Zealand’s grid has one of the world’s highest percentages of renewable energy, cars and transport vehicles account for a significant percentage of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. And with New Zealand’s electricity grid showing little growth in demand, it… Read more »

Wirsol and Edify connect 60MW solar farm in Victoria, storage retrofit imminent

Posted on April 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.energy-storage.news Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy have connected the 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm in northwest Victoria to the grid, with a storage retrofit expected before the summer. The solar farm is connected on site to Powercor’s 66kV distribution line between Swan Hill and Kerang, providing access to Victoria’s power grid. The commissioning process has commenced… Read more »

ABB deploys microgrid with large battery energy storage in Australia

Posted on April 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.altenergymag.com Securing power supply for off-grid mining operation and lowering environmental impact for a clean-energy future Zurich, Switzerland, April 17, 2018 – Securing power supply for off-grid mining operation and lowering environmental impact for a clean-energy future ABB has supplied a containerized microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station to optimize and automate… Read more »

Queensland cattle farm goes solar, cuts grid power consumption in half

Posted on April 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au Major beef producer and exporter, Teys Australia, will save upwards of $77,000 a year and cut its grid power consumption in half, through a combination of solar generation and energy efficiency upgrades. The energy overhaul at the company’s 30,000 head commercial feedlot, located near near Condamine on Queensland’s Darling Downs, was conducted as part… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa to build 194MW windfarm in Australia

Posted on April 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.power-technology.com Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from French renewable energy company Neoen to build the Bulgana Green Energy Hub facility in Victoria, Australia. The Stawell-based project includes a 194MW windfarm and a 20MW / 34MWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage system.Under the… Read more »

Wirsol sparks $500m Australian solar IPO, UBS on board

Posted on April 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: http://www.afr.com European solar project developer and operator Wirsol is sounding market appetite for a $500 million-odd sharemarket listing of its Australian portfolio. Street Talk can reveal Wirsol representatives will front fund managers this week, seeking to drum up interest in its Australian arm, dubbed Bright Acre Energy, ahead of a mooted run at the… Read more »

One step closer for Moorabool Wind Farm with connection agreement signed

Posted on April 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.thecourier.com.au A connection agreement is now in place for Moorabool Wind Farm, setting out conditions to transmit energy from the wind farm to Victoria’s electricity network.Goldwind Australia, the company which will deliver the Moorabool Wind Farm, and Australia Energy Operations signed the agreement for the construction of connection assets.The agreement includes work to increase the… Read more »

Banana Shire Council approves solar farm at Baralaba

Posted on April 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au The Banana Shire Council has given the green light for a solar farm to be built just outside Baralaba. This will be solar company FRV Services Australia’s second farm in central Queensland after the Central Highlands Regional Council gave it the go ahead in September to build one outside Tieri. The proposed Baralaba Solar Farm… Read more »

New Zealand moves away from oil & gas, toward clean energy

Posted on April 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.elp.com WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Signaling its commitment to a clean energy future, New Zealand’s government announced Thursday it won’t issue any more permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. The move won’t affect existing permits for exploration or extraction, meaning the industry is likely to continue in the South Pacific nation for… Read more »