AEMO further relaxes limits on wind generation in South Australia

Posted on February 25, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Australian Energy Market Operator has further relaxed limits on wind generation in South Australia, offering a plethora of new combinations and algorithms that effectively allows up to 1460MW of wind generation without intervention in the market. AEMO came down heavily on the market in late 2017, effectively capping the amount of wind generation allowed… Read more »

James Shaw praises The Warehouse for achieving carbon neutrality

Posted on February 22, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: A Government minister has praised The Warehouse Group for achieving a new environmental milestone. Climate Change Minister and Green Party co-leader James Shaw said The Warehouse achieving carbon neutral status was a “great achievement”. “I welcome the Group’s commitment and contribution towards reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions,” Mr Shaw said of the retail giant… Read more »

Genex Power starts works on 250 MW pumped hydro project

Posted on February 22, 2019. Australasian News.

source: With financial close still in the works, Sydney-based publicly listed Genex Power has moved on the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, part of its landmark renewable energy hub in far-north Queensland, signing an early works agreement with EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and John Holland. The Kidston facility, Australia’s first large-scale project to use pumped… Read more »

Shell moves to acquire German storage business Sonnen

Posted on February 18, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: In May, oil giant Shell invested in German manufacturer Sonnen. Now the 112-year-old company wants to fully acquire the business, subject to Germany’s monopoly authorities. Sonnen said it hopes the deal will accelerate its growth by expanding its market reach and capacity. Almost nine months after investing in storage company sonnen, oil major Shell wants… Read more »

QLDC looking into renewable energy sector

Posted on February 18, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The Queenstown Lakes district may be about to tap into the renewable energy sector, with a new report showing hydrogen production could become a major new industry for the area. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has just released the findings of a report it commissioned to assess potential research and development opportunities for… Read more »

Vena gets generation licence for 127-MW solar farm in S Australia

Posted on February 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd has secured an electricity generation licence for the 127-MW Tailem Bend solar park, which is nearing completion in South Australia. The given capacity is in direct current (DC), while the maximum capacity under the licence is 95 MW alternating current (AC) from a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant… Read more »

Eni enters Aussie renewables market with acquisition of NT largest solar farm

Posted on February 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Diversifying its gas-focused portfolio Down Under, the Italian oil group has acquired the Northern Territory’s largest solar project – the 33.7 MWp Katherine Solar Farm. Through subsidiary, Eni Australia, the Italian oil major has completed the acquisition of the 33.7 MWp Katherine Solar Farm from a joint venture set up by Australia’s Epuron and… Read more »

Goldwind awards turbine installation job at 144-MW Aussie wind farm

Posted on February 11, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Goldwind, Goldwind Australia has selected Australia-based Boom Logistics Ltd (ASX:BOL) to install the turbines at its 144-MW Cattle Hill Wind Farm project on the shore of Lake Echo in Central Tasmania. Boom Logistics unveiled the contract in a bourse filing on Monday, saying this will be its first wind farm construction project. Under… Read more »

Flow Power enters agreement with owner of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms

Posted on February 08, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Business energy retailer Flow Power has entered into a ten-year offtake agreement with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. to purchase 48 megawatts (MW) from two of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms. The 112MW Karadoc solar farm and 106MW Yatpool solar farm, which are owned and developed by BayWa r.e, will provide 20MW and 28MW… Read more »

New wind-solar-battery power plant wins approval in Western Australia

Posted on February 08, 2019. Australasian News.

source: A new wind and solar project that will also likely include battery storage has received Federal government approval under the  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act and should begin construction later this year. Renewable energy developer Lacour Energy says the $250 million wind and solar farm has now received all necessary state and… Read more »