Wine producer, Australian Vintage, will become the first in Australia to enter a large-scale hybrid renewable corporate power purchase agreement (PPA), through wholesale energy retailer Flow Power. The PPA mixes wind and solar generation to leverage the best of both generation profiles to match Australian Vintage’s energy consumption. It will provide renewable generation to the … Continue reading Australian Vintage signs hybrid renewable PPA with Flow Power
University of Sydney undergraduate student Brian O’Callaghan will take his research in renewable energy to the next level when he heads to Oxford as the 2019 NSW Rhodes Scholar. O’Callaghan, who is studying a Bachelor of Engineering Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce, has spent the year studying in Singapore, working on renewable energies in … Continue reading Student researching renewable energy wins Rhodes scholarship
Energy Assessment Grants from Sustainability Victoria’s $6.1m Boosting Business Productivity program have been simplified for businesses spending between $20,000 and $50,000 a year on energy. They can now get up to $2000 to engage expert advice on reducing energy costs without having to match the State Government’s contribution. The program also offers a $3000 Implementation … Continue reading Victorian govt offers businesses grants to reduce energy bills
Schneider Electric has launched new services to assist businesses in the adoption of low-cost renewable energy, through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other projects. According to the Schneider press release, it says the rapid closures of coal-fired power plants and an increase in the price of large-scale generation certificates — two of several converging events … Continue reading Schneider renewable energy services to alleviate energy costs
The South Australian company has spent almost a decade developing its Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) technology to store electricity as thermal energy by heating and melting containers full of silicon at a cost estimated to be up to 10 times cheaper than lithium batteries. 1414 Degrees has moved into a 3000sq m factory on … Continue reading Production heats up for renewable energy storage company
A report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that Australia has the potential to lead the world in developing large and home scale energy storage systems if public uncertainty can be overcome. The report, The role of energy storage in Australia’s future energy mix, shows that Australia has a wealth of … Continue reading Bright future for Australian energy storage despite uncertainty
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) have jointly announced 10 pilot projects have been awarded funding under the demand response initiative to manage electricity supply during extreme peaks. In total, the $35.7 million initiative will deliver 200 megawatts (MW) of capacity by 2020, with at least 143 MW to … Continue reading Pilot projects announced to manage energy supply
Jobs and investment will be the focus of the first Powering North Queensland Summit, to be held in Townsville on 31 August 2017. John Grimes, Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council CEO, said a renewable energy boom is underway in North Queensland and locals should attend the Summit to find out how they can … Continue reading Renewable energy boom: Business and Jobs Summit announced
Siemens AG and The AES Corporation have announced an agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. The joint venture will bring together AES’ 10 years of industry-defining experience deploying energy storage in seven countries with over a century of Siemens’ energy technology leadership and its global sales presence … Continue reading Siemens and AES join forces for new energy storage venture
The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser are being developed in South Australia. POET Systems expects to have its first two machines – each capable of processing 20 tonnes of plastic a week – operating commercially in about 12 months. POET is an acronym for Polymer … Continue reading Machine turns waste plastic into energy
South Australia will lead the national effort to improve reliability and affordability in Australia’s energy sector as home to the first Predictive Analytics Centre specifically targeting the resource sector. Devised by Core Energy Group and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) through its Internet of Things Mining and Energy cluster (IoT MER), the Centre will … Continue reading Centre targetting improved energy affordability
Australia risks being left in the dark ages if it doesn’t start taking energy reforms seriously and begin implementing strategies that will secure Australia’s energy future, according to Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel. Finkel made the observation at a keynote address at the National Press Club this week where he warned that energy generators, wholesalers … Continue reading Australia could be left behind in energy stakes
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings – creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy – thanks to new battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick.
Regalgrid is an Italian startup that provides localised shared energy solutions recently debuted its first installation at H-Farm. The technology has potential in disrupting the future of energy consumption by giving more control to its consumers and helping them become more energy autonomous. Regalgrid’s technology uses a patented software where multiple users can share their … Continue reading Regalgrid Europe launches smart energy sharing solution
Australia’s energy markets are becoming more complex due to battery storage and rooftop solar, and diversifying the mix of energy sources can ensure the grid remains resilient, according to Dr Michael Ottaviano, CEO and Managing Director of Carnegie Clean Energy. For the last 10 years, Carnegie Energy has been developing utility-scale solar power, wave energy … Continue reading Diversification the key to a resilient energy market
With the right technology, homeowners and businesses with solar and battery storage systems have the potential to play a vital role in stabilising a grid with high renewable generation, according to Luke Osborne, Chief Operations Officer for Reposit Power. By integrating innovative software with solar battery systems, Reposit Power helps customers who invest in these … Continue reading Solar battery storage system to play vital role in energy market
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Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.