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At the cutting edge of battery storage

In South Australia, ZEN Energy is undertaking a ground breaking project to demonstrate the real-time optimisation and monetisation of battery storage in the National Electricity Market (NEM) by connecting four high-profile Adelaide CBD institutions to 513kWh of behind the meter storage. Here, ZEN Energy General Manager of Engineering Terry Teoh discusses the project, how battery […]

Warrnambool’s multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant upgrade

Wannon Water’s biggest ever infrastructure project, an upgrade to the Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, is set to help secure future investment and growth across the district. The Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, located on coastal land west of Warrnambool’s Thunder Point, will be upgraded in a project estimated to cost $30 to $40 million. The facility […]

$55 million NT energy program begins

The first of 29 off-grid communities in the Northern Territory has received solar power as part of the $55 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP). Maningrida is the first of the 29 communities in the Northern Territory to receive solar power. Darwin based business Territoria Civil was awarded the tender to engineer, procure and construct […]

Snowy Mountains 2.0 Scheme set to begin

Work will soon begin on the plan for the Snowy Mountain Scheme 2.0, a project that aims to increase the generation of the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50 per cent, adding 2000 megawatts of renewable energy to the National Electricity Market. Once completed, the project could produce 20 times the 100Mwh expected from the battery […]

Expression of Interest: large-scale solar installation

The Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC) is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) for the provision of hardware and installation services for a large-scale solar installation at prison sites. The project is seeking to appoint a contractor for the supply and installation of solar panels at up to nine correctional facilities across Victoria. The project […]

Australians may have to pay for FTTP upgrades

In a Senate Estimates hearing, nbn CEO, Bill Morrow, said that Australians may need to pay extra for future upgrades on Fibre-to-the-node services.   “If people said, ‘Not only do I want 50 megabits per second (Mbps), I want 200, and I’m willing to pay the difference between 50 and 200 because of incremental utility […]

Powerlink completes $11 million electricity project

An $11 million project involving the replacement of essential components of the high voltage electricity network in Brisbane’s southside has been completed. The Powerlink project involved refitting 42 transmission towers along 12km of line between Powerlink’s Algester, Runcorn and Belmont substations. The project will ensure the supply of high voltage electricity in a safe, reliable […]

Northern Gas Pipeline delayed

Jemena is resequencing the construction schedule for the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) to facilitate finalisation of some outstanding land access approvals. As a result, the commencement of construction works on the project – which was targeted to begin in April 2017 – will be delayed. Jemena said it remains fully committed to building and operating […]

Study highlights need for stronger basin plan

The Victorian Government has released an independent study calling for the Murray Darling Basin Plan to be implemented in a way that avoids extra pressure on farmers from further wide-scale buybacks. The study supports Victoria’s approach to invest in water efficient infrastructure and measures that balance the competing needs of local communities, agriculture and the […]

Energy purchase deal for Bodangora Wind Farm

A major electricity retailer has signed a long-term agreement to purchase 60 per cent of Bodangora Wind Farm’s renewable energy. Energy Australia agreed to a deal with Infigen Energy, the developer of the wind farm, which is located near Wellington in central west New South Wales. The 33-turbine, 113MW capacity project will produce enough emissions-free, […]

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