Gold Fields gold mine to be powered with wind, solar and battery

Posted on June 28, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $13.5 million in funding to Agnew Gold Mining Company Pty Ltd, part of the Gold Fields Group (Gold Fields) for the development of a high penetration renewable microgrid at its Agnew Gold Mine in the northern Goldfields, Western Australia…. Read more »

Genesis launches virtual power plant in South Wairarapa

Posted on June 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Douglas Park School, Ata Rangi Winery and residents from Genesis’ Local Energy Project in South Wairarapa will be generating, storing, sharing and selling energy, through a virtual power plant. Genesis Executive General Manager for Retail Markets, James Magill says the initiative is part of Genesis’s goal to reimagine energy for its customers. “A virtual… Read more »

Further project approvals for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia

Posted on June 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Genex Power Limited has announced it has received Generator Performance Standards (GPS) approval from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) project, meaning that the project can operate in accordance with the required electricity standards of the National Electricity Market in Australia. The GPS approval is one… Read more »

WA taps into boom for raw materials for EV and storage batteries

Posted on May 28, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Western Australia is set to capitalise on the rapid expansion of demand for battery storage, both for electricity and electric vehicles, with a surge in exploration activity for the raw materials used in battery production. The mineral-rich state has been seeking ways to bolster the strength of its mining sector, which provides the vast… Read more »

Renewable deal: Genesis signs 20-year deal with wind farm

Posted on May 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The country’s biggest retail power company, Genesis Energy, is to buy the energy from the planned Tilt Renewables wind farm in South Taranaki. The two companies have struck a 20-year deal, which will underpin the 31-turbine windfarm at Waverley. Genesis said the deal would boost the supply of renewable energy as the economy looked… Read more »

CellCube to build huge grid scale vanadium battery in South Australia

Posted on May 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed an agreement to build a 50MW/200MWh battery storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia. Construction of the grid-scale battery is expected to begin before the end of the year, with plans to be operational in 2020. Pangea Energy is part of Sen… Read more »

ESCO Pacific wins approval for new 100 megawatt solar farm in NSW

Posted on May 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Renewable energy company ESCO Pacific has received approvals from the New South Wales government to build a new solar farm and batteries that could provide green power to about 37,500 homes in the state. The $130 million, 100-megawatt solar farm and 25-megawatt battery will be built near West Wyalong in the New South Wales… Read more »

Boral and Global Ecofuel enter the biofuel and bitumen arena

Posted on May 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: An Australian government agency has awarded around US$350,000 to two companies to investigate the production of bitumen and diesel from wood waste. If successful, Australia’s state of New South Wales could become home to the world’s first biorefinery turning sawmill residues into renewable bitumen and diesel, according to ARENA – the Australian Renewable Energy… Read more »

Small businesses to access 3-year renewable-energy PPAs

Posted on May 06, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Long-term power purchase agreements in Australia are helping large-scale energy consumers reduce costs and green their energy supply, but for smaller or more conservative businesses that have found the PPA landscape hard to navigate ERM Power is introducing a more flexible, short-term option to the market. ERM Power will tomorrow ask for expressions of… Read more »