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New project to develop Australian performance standards for home battery storage systems

July 12, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A new ARENA-backed project, which also involves Deakin University, CSIRO and the Smart Energy Council, will be aiming to develop an Australian performance standard for residential and small-commercial battery systems connected to solar PV systems. Led by project partner DNV GL, the $3.12 million project is intended to better inform customers when they are

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Stage One of Onslow’s microgrid project completed

July 5, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Energy Minister Ben Wyatt has visited Onslow on Tuesday to see the completed gas-fired power station and associated infrastructure built as Stage One of the Onslow Power Project. The new gas-fired power station, which will be supplied gas via a dedicated

Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub to be built at Jandakot in WA

July 4, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA has announced $1.5 million in funding for Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia. The $3.3 million project, to be managed by Canada’s gas network operator ATCO, will trial the production, storage and

Privately owned manufacturing firm set to switch to bioenergy

June 20, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

MSM Milling, an Australian oilseed crushing, refining and packaging company, is set to switch to bioenergy thanks to funding support provided by ARENA. The project, totalling $5.38 million, will see MSM Milling replace its LPG gas fired boilers with a

Construction begins on huge new wind farm in Victoria

June 15, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Construction has commenced on a massive wind farm project near Beaufort that will generate 530 MW of clean energy each year. Once constructed, the149-turbine Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will be the largest in Australia, providing enough electricity to power

Tasmania has 4800 MW of pumped hydro potential, a new study has found

June 12, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A new study conducted by Hydro Australia has found that pumped hydro could generate up to 4800 MW of potential capacity across Tasmania. The project assessed around 2,000 sites for pumped hydro across the state and identified  14 ‘high potential’ sites

$1bn Central Queensland wind farm granted development approval

June 6, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Queensland Government has given the nod for the construction of a $1 billion wind farm project at Clarke Creek, 150 kilometres north west of Rockhampton. Once constructed, the 195-turbine Lacour Energy wind farm will be one of the largest in Australia,