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Infigen Acquires “Peaking” Gas Plant to Invest in More Renewables

To support and invest in more “cheap renewables,” Infigen Energy has recently made public its purchase of a “peaking” gas plant in New South Wales. The company claims that its latest acquisition will enable it to invest up to 400 megawatts more of renewables and it is eyeing several other wind and solar projects. Renew …

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CellCube, Pangea Energy to Build Vanadium Battery Storage in SA

A battery storage system will soon be developed in South Australia following the signed agreement between vanadium battery producer CellCube and renewables company Pangea Energy recently. The construction of the grid-scale battery is anticipated to start before the end of 2019 and expected to become fully operational in 2020. Pangea Energy is part of a …

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Tesla Battery Revenue Increases; Neoen Eyes More Battery Storage Investments

The Tesla big battery situated in South Australia has seen a significant rise in revenues and its owner, French company Neoen, is eyeing for more battery storage investments in Australia. The Hornsdale Power Reserve, which started operations in December 2017, has seen a revenue increase of 20 percent in the first three months of the …

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Wind Farm Project in Tasmania Unveils First Completed Turbine

The first completed turbine of Goldwin Australia’s 144-megawatt Cattle Hill wind farm has been recently unveiled, posting a new milestone in the said project located in the Central Highlands in Tasmania. The first completed turbine (out of 48) was officially unveiled by Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman and Energy Minister Guy Barnett, Renew Economy reported. Barnett …

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NSW Government Okays 100MW Solar and Battery Station in Riverina Region

Initial Phase of Hybrid Generation Project Commences Operations

The New South Wales government has already approved the plans of building a 100-megawatt solar and battery power station near West Wyalong in the Riverina region, Renew Economy reported. The project, which costs a total of $130 million and is being developed by ESCO Pacific, is scheduled to commence construction by the end of 2019 …

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Wind Curtailment in SA Falls to One Percent – AEMO Report

Over the first quarter of 2019, wind curtailment in South Australia has noticeably fallen due to changes in the operating guidelines and increased availability of synchronous generation on the grid. In its newest Quarterly Energy Dynamics Report, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) stated that the level of curtailment in South Australia had decreased by …

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Oil giant Shell to take on Australian power utilities within a decade

Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to lay down a substantial challenge to Australia’s major power utilities within a decade, focusing on the power trading business and providing services to customers wanting solar, storage and electric vehicles. The plans signaled by one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies highlight the looming threat to …

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4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning To A Clean Energy Future

Mayors from cities across the U.S. are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge. City staff face many hurdles when attempting …

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Climate Change driven extreme heat threatens health of South Australians

Extreme heat events will threaten the health of residents in south-eastern South Australia, including the major metro area of Adelaide, unless urgent action is taken to combat climate change. That’s the verdict of a new report predicting a rapid increase in the number of days over 35°C in South Australia. The ‘Heatwatch’ report by The Australia …

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