Transgrid: 100% renewables is feasible and affordable

Posted on July 21, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: Major transmission company Transgrid says 100 per cent renewable energy is both feasible and affordable, and is urging policy makers to “step out in large ways” because incremental change will not deliver climate goals or potential cost savings. “We are talking about rebuilding the generation system in this transition,” Tony… Read more »

5MW battery energy storage in Australia’s Northern Territory an ‘important step’

Posted on July 20, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: The town of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. Image: Flickr user David King. A local government-owned utility in Australia’s Northern Territory is set to go ahead with a 5MW / 3.3MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in the town of Alice Springs. Territory Generation, owned by the Northern Territory’s… Read more »

Monadelphous secures more resources contracts

Posted on July 20, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Engineering company Monadelphous has been awarded new contracts in the mining and resources industry worth a combined value of around $55 million. Monadelphous received a “notice of award” to provide mechanical decommissioning, demolition, civil, structural, mechanical and piping works associated with surface infrastructure at the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia. Oyu Tolgoi LLC… Read more »

Australia’s $10 billion wind and solar boom: But then what?

Posted on July 19, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: Australia’s clean energy industry warns that Australia’s current $10 billion splurge on large and small-scale renewable energy will not last unless the policy chasm that looms in 2020 is bridged. Kane Thornton, the head of the Clean Energy Council, says its data shows there are some $8 billion of large-scale… Read more »

GE: Some Australia regions to be 100% renewable in 5-10 years

Posted on July 19, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: General Electric, the industrial behemoth that remains the biggest provider of energy equipment in the world, predicts that some regions in Australia will soon get all their electricity from renewables – at least for a few days a year Jerome Pécresse – the president and CEO of GE Renewable Energy –… Read more »

Sustainability key to role as new AgResearch leader

Posted on July 18, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: The big thrust for AgResearch in the future has to be around farm and environmental sustainability issues, new chairman Jeff Grant says. His focus would be continuing to build on AgResearch’s ability to deliver science that was “highly relevant” to the future of farming. Regional council changes, in a bid to get better… Read more »

LO3 unveils ‘game-changing’ solar sharing microgrid in South Australia

Posted on July 18, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: The US-based masterminds behind a cutting edge block-chain enabled microgrid in Brooklyn have unveiled their first project on Australian shores – a New TransActive Grid in South Australia that they say could herald the start of an industry-changing, renewable energy sharing revolution. The SA project, which is being rolled out… Read more »

Wirsol, Renew Estate team up on 1 GW

Posted on July 17, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Brian Publicover Source: Wirsol Energy and Australian developer Renew Estate have agreed to collaborate on a renewables pipeline of more than 1 GW, starting in Australia. The new venture already has 400 MW of utility-scale solar capacity under development and plans to start construction on its first projects by the first quarter of… Read more »

Genex begins due diligence phase for 250-MW Kidston pumped storage plant, with eye on securing financing

Posted on July 14, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Michael Harris  Source: Australian developer Genex Power Ltd. has received approval from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to continue to the full due diligence phase for its Kidston pumped-storage project, potentially opening the door for NAIF funding. NAIF is a federal organization that seeks to encourage private investments through its management of nearly… Read more »