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 […]
A near 100% renewable grid for Australia is feasible and affordable, with just a few hours of storage
Two years ago, on August 25, 2021, David Osmond started running a weekly simulation of Australia’s main electricity grid, to show that it could get very close to 100% renewable electricity with just five hours of storage.
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.
Australia’s rapidly growing fleet of rooftop solar installations is starting to exert its influence over grid operations again.
Australia’s gas industry talks a big game on the continued use of its distribution networks to deliver “renewable gas” to homes, but a new report shows its money – at least in Victoria – is well and truly on electrification.
The renewable energy arm of construction group Cimic has stepped up its Australian solar ambitions, and added big battery plans, and moved it all north, with the purchase of a 300MW project in southern Queensland.
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 […]
Minister Mick De Brenni says power prices will fall once clean energy dominates, with state on track to reach 50% renewables by 2030
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 […]
Akaysha Energy, the battery storage developer owned by the world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock, says it has landed a “first of its kind” revenue swap and risk hedging deal for the 300MWh Ulinda Park battery it is planning to build in Queensland.