The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched a new Investment Plan, setting out how ARENA will support technological innovation that will underpin Australia’s shift to net zero emissions.
A proposed $1.3 billion hydrogen-gas turbine power station in Port Kembla has been declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI), in its importance to its capacity of renewable energy in NSW.
The northeast town of Yackandandah in Victoria has officially opened its new Totally Renewable Yackandandah’s Community Battery and the Twist Creek Microgrid.
Woolworths Group has made its first renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with CWP Renewables, renewable energy systems developer, to inject 195,000 megawatt hours of green electricity into the NSW energy grid annually. Woolworths and CWP Renewables’ 10-year agreement involves purchasing power generated by the new Bango wind farm outside Yass, supporting regional investment and jobs. From January 2022, the PPA will cover … Continue reading Woolworths Group, CWP Renewables invest in Bango wind farm
Australia’s first pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) system in 37 years is set to begin construction as Genex Power reaches financial close on its Kidston Stage 2 PHES project. The $777 million project (including required transmission infrastructure) will be the first pumped hydro plant to be built in Australia since 1984 and the first to be … Continue reading First pumped hydro plant in Queensland begins construction
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11.3 million in funding to Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) to demonstrate technology that electrifies the production of steam in its alumina refining process, using renewable energy. Australia is the world’s largest exporter of bauxite and one of the largest exporters of alumina, accounting for 15 per cent of global alumina refining capacity. Alumina … Continue reading Alcoa to test low emissions alumina
Woodside Energy’s H2TAS renewable hydrogen project is a strong sign of the interest and potential in the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania. The proposal by Woodside, partnering with Countrywide Renewable Energy, is one of just seven projects shortlisted for Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. This … Continue reading Good potential for Tasmanian renewable hydrogen industry
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $18 million in recoupable grant funding to develop Australia’s second large scale energy-from-waste plant in Western Australia. The $511 million plant will be located in the Rockingham Industrial Zone, 40km south of Perth where it will reduce waste currently going to landfill and generate dispatchable electricity for the … Continue reading ARENA funds second large scale energy-from-waste plant in WA
The federal government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $18 million in recoupable grant funding to develop Australia’s second large scale energy-from-waste plant in Western Australia. The East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility is will be built in the Rockingham Industrial Zone 40km south of Perth, reducing waste currently going to landfill and generating dispatchable … Continue reading ARENA provides funding for second energy-from-waste plant
A new research and training centre for advanced energy materials, batteries and battery-control systems has been launched at Deakin University. Researchers at the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies will work with 11 organisations across government and industry, and five Australian universities to help facilitate small to medium-sized enterprises … Continue reading New ARC energy technology research centre launched
As battery storage technology becomes more affordable, more companies are turning to renewable energy as a means of cutting down on energy costs. PACE talks to Total Construction’s James Bolton and Rob Blythman about what needs to be considered when transitioning to solar power. With high power costs looking likely to remain a norm, Australian … Continue reading Powering the factories of the future
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released a report that outlines renewable energy options for all Australian industrial users of process heat. The report, Renewable Energy Options for Industrial Process Heat, states that abundant opportunities exist for industrial users to switch to renewable energy alternatives to provide process heat. The report considers all industries … Continue reading ARENA releases report on renewable options for process heat
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $8 million in funding to Neoen Australia for an expansion of the Tesla-built Hornsdale Power Reserve battery in South Australia. The $71 million project will see the current battery, which is already the largest in the world, expanded to demonstrate the ability for grid-scale batteries to provide … Continue reading World’s largest battery to be expanded
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided $1.9 million in funding to Queensland Nitrates to assess the feasibility of the construction and operation of a renewable ammonia plant at its existing facility near Moura in Central Queensland. The consortium, led by QNP and partners Neoen and Worley, proposes to produce 20,000 tonnes per year … Continue reading ARENA funds feasibility study for renewable ammonia production
One of Queensland’s largest wind farms, Mt Emerald Wind Farm, has been officially opened 50 kilometres south west of Cairns. The Mt Emerald Wind Farm is to supply 500 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity every year, which is reportedly enough to power 80,000 homes a year, or the equivalent to supplying about one third … Continue reading Mt Emerald Wind Farm officially opened in North Queensland
Woodside Energy has teamed up with Monash University to develop a state-of-the-art “living laboratory” and a long-term research partnership to support Australia’s low-carbon energy transition. Woodside will contribute $16.5 million to the construction of the Woodside Building for Technology and Design, located in the Monash Technology Precinct. The Precinct houses Australia’s largest concentration of research … Continue reading Renewable energy research and teaching facility to be built at Monash University
Two Western Australian mines are switching to wind, solar and battery power as a way of improving reliability with lower emissions at a lower cost. Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine is already constructing a wind, solar, battery and gas hybrid facility at their site 1,000 kilometres north east of Perth, which has received $13.5 million … Continue reading Western Australian mines power forward with hybrid energy projects
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $3 million in funding to Port Gregory Wind Farm (PGWF) to build a grid-connected wind, solar and lithium-ion battery project to power a remote mine in Western Australia. The project will consist of a hybrid 2.5 MW wind farm, 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MW/0.5 … Continue reading ARENA funds solar, wind and battery project to power mining operations
CSIRO and the University of British Columbia have announced that they will collaborate on clean energy research that is to align with the latest call to action from the Mission Innovation initiative. Mission Innovation consists of 23 countries and the European Commission working to accelerate clean energy innovation through research, development and demonstration. Launched in … Continue reading CSIRO and University of British Columbia to collaborate on clean energy research
Australia’s energy mix is projected to change radically due to progressive consumer demands and new technologies, according to TransGrid’s Fiona Orton. Orton, who is the future grid manager at TransGrid, said that developing a long-term vision for the energy sector requires careful consideration about how technology, regulation, market structures and customer needs may evolve over … Continue reading Integrated approach required to keep up with energy developments