SEC invests $245M in Melbourne Renewable Hub

The State Electricity Commission (SEC) has invested $245 million to the new Melbourne Renewable Hub, with construction already underway. This is the first investment from the SEC’s initial $1 billion towards building 4.5GW of new renewable energy generation and storage projects – helping to accelerate the energy transition and drive down the cost of energy […]

Next steps for pioneering renewable hydrogen technology

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20.9 million for Wollongong-based startup Hysata to demonstrate their next generation hydrogen electrolyser technology at commercial scale.

New proposal for VIC wind farm

A new 330MW wind farm has been proposed in regional Nyaninuk, Victoria, by Acciona Energia.  The proposed plan includes the construction of 58 wind turbines which would generate 330MW of renewable energy in areas of Western Victoria, which is the equivalent of providing 210,000 homes with power annually. The plan also creates 200 new construction […]

Is Pumped Hydro The Answer?

With climate change ramping up, some are asking if hydroelectricity and pumped hydro as a battery will be secure in the future. Will we have enough water when and where we need it? I recently wrote about the Wambo wind farm in Queensland, which is expected to be linked to the Borumba Dam to provide power for […]