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Pushing green hydrogen into commercial operation

Renewable energy in Australia relies mainly on a combination of wind power and solar photovoltaics. Both sources are variable, they come and go with the weather. “You’re producing energy at times when you may not need it and at other times when you need it, you’re not producing anything,” says Michael Bielinski, chief executive of … Continue reading Pushing green hydrogen into commercial operation

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Consultation begins on Australia’s first offshore wind energy zones

Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy (Minister), Chris Bowen, declared six proposed areas in Australian Commonwealth waters off Gippsland in Victoria for offshore renewable energy projects (Proposal), as shown in the below map. This declaration is the first made under the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (OEI Act) and provides some certainty to those … Continue reading Consultation begins on Australia’s first offshore wind energy zones

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Australia unveils six offshore regions with offshore wind energy potential

Public consultation on the proposed Gippsland coastal area for Bass Strait will begin immediately, as the newly installed government of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese works with communities, environmental groups, industry and the maritime sector to ensure that communities participate appropriately in the establishment of offshore wind. The other regions that have been designated are the … Continue reading Australia unveils six offshore regions with offshore wind energy potential

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New president promises to make Australia a superpower in solar and wind energy

Australia is considered one of the two most polluted countries among developed nations, and is also one of the two most affected by extreme weather events.On Saturday (21 May), Australia’s new president, Anthony Albanese, promises significant changes to climate policy in the country, which has the highest CO2 emission rates among wealthy nations and, at … Continue reading New president promises to make Australia a superpower in solar and wind energy

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Acciona Energía starts building Australia’s largest wind farm (1,026MW)

ACCIONA Energía has begun the construction of the MacIntyre complex, the largest wind farm in Australia, with a total capacity of 1,026MW and an associated investment of AU$2 billion (€1.3 billion). The MacIntyre complex consists of two wind farms: MacIntyre (923MW), owned by ACCIONA Energía (70%) and Ark Energy (30%), where the construction works have … Continue reading Acciona Energía starts building Australia’s largest wind farm (1,026MW)

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Vast Solar to build world-leading concentrated solar power plant in South Australia

The Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reductions announced today that Vast Solar has received Australian Government backing to build a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in Port Augusta, South Australia. The plant will generate clean, low-cost, reliable power, and catalyse an export-focussed renewables manufacturing industry creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. … Continue reading Vast Solar to build world-leading concentrated solar power plant in South Australia

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Iberdrola acquires world’s largest onshore wind farm with 1,000 MW in Australia

Iberdrola takes another step forward in its commitment to renewables. The company has acquired the rights to its largest wind farm in the world, with 1,000 MW. The Mount James wind farm is located in North Queensland, Australia, some 80 kilometres north of Hughenden. The agreement marks an important step in Iberdrola’s commitment to Queensland. … Continue reading Iberdrola acquires world’s largest onshore wind farm with 1,000 MW in Australia

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GE and Iberdrola to develop onshore wind farm in New South Wales, Australia

The 145 MW wind farm will power the equivalent of 86,000 homes. GE to supply and install 38 wind turbines.This is GE’s seventh wind farm development in New South Wales. GE’s installed wind capacity expected to reach 2.5 GW in Australia by 2024. GE (NYSE:GE) today announced an agreement with Iberdrola Australia to supply and … Continue reading GE and Iberdrola to develop onshore wind farm in New South Wales, Australia

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Shell buys into Australian wind farm developer with $4 bln project portfolio

Shell has agreed to buy a 49% stake in wind farm developer WestWind Energy’s Australian arm as it looks to build a low-carbon power generation business in the country. Shell Energy Operations will buy the stake in WestWind Energy, owned by Germany-based The WestWind Group, for an undisclosed amount, looking to develop a 3 gigawatt … Continue reading Shell buys into Australian wind farm developer with $4 bln project portfolio

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Work starts on major new South Australia wind farm

Early work has begun on a new 412-megawatt wind farm in South Australia, with its operators already securing a long-term contract to provide electricity to the ACT government. The Goyder Renewables Zone project near Burra in SA’s mid-north is expected to be operational by 2024. The 75 wind turbines will be connected to ElectraNet’s Robertstown … Continue reading Work starts on major new South Australia wind farm

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Australia Joins the Offshore Wind Energy Trend

The entire world is making serious efforts to shift to alternative sources of energy, and offshore wind farms are popping up all over the world. Australia is finally joining the global trend, announcing its first three offshore wind projects.We’ve seen a lot of advancements in recent years when it comes to harnessing offshore energy, with … Continue reading Australia Joins the Offshore Wind Energy Trend

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Enel launches ‘greentailer’ business in Australia backed by Enel Green Power and Enel X

Enel Group, the world’s largest private renewable energy player with around 51 GW of installed renewable capacity worldwide, has been granted authorisation to enter the Australian energy retail market. The company will take advantage of existing operations within Australia to bring Enel’s globally established retail model to Australian shores. The retail energy licence, issued by … Continue reading Enel launches ‘greentailer’ business in Australia backed by Enel Green Power and Enel X

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Acciona signs agreement to supply clean energy to a 3GW green hydrogen plant in Queensland

ACCIONA Energía has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanwell Corporation, a Queensland Government Owned Corporation, for future energy supply via a direct connection between ACCIONA Energía’s Aldoga photovoltaic plant and the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s proposed large-scale green hydrogen electrolysis facility. A consortium led by Stanwell Corporation -which also includes … Continue reading Acciona signs agreement to supply clean energy to a 3GW green hydrogen plant in Queensland

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Naturgy begins operating its second wind farm in Australia

150 kilometres outside Melbourne, Berrybank 1 has an installed power capacity of 180 MW and a 15-year PPA with the Victoria State Government.The company is currently developing a Strategic Plan based on generating renewable power in stable geographic regions like Australia. Through its international power generation subsidiary, Global Power Generation (GPG), Naturgy has begun to … Continue reading Naturgy begins operating its second wind farm in Australia

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Iberdrola will supply wind energy to the BHP Olympic Dam mine project in South Australia

Half of the energy will be generated by its first hybrid wind power and solar farm in the world, and also the country’s most powerful: Port Augusta (320 MW). The agreement will enable the polymetallic mine to reduce emissions derived from electricity consumption by 50% by 2025 and will contribute to Anglo-Australian multinational BHP’s goal … Continue reading Iberdrola will supply wind energy to the BHP Olympic Dam mine project in South Australia

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Iberdrola will supply wind energy to BHP’s Olimpic Dam mining project in South Australia

Half of the energy will be generated by its first hybrid wind-solar farm in the world, and also the country’s most powerful: Port Augusta (320 MW). The agreement will enable the polymetallic mine to reduce emissions derived from electricity consumption by 50% by 2025 and will contribute to Anglo-Australian multinational BHP’s goal of reducing its … Continue reading Iberdrola will supply wind energy to BHP’s Olimpic Dam mining project in South Australia

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Iberdrola to build 245 MW Avonlie solar farm in Australia

Iberdrola Australia is to build the Avonlie solar farm, a 245 megawatt (MW) plant that will be located near the town of Narrandera in New South Wales. The project will generate around 500 gigawatt hours (GW) of electricity per year, which is equivalent to powering more than 80,000 Australian homes and avoiding more than 157,000 … Continue reading Iberdrola to build 245 MW Avonlie solar farm in Australia

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Vestas wins 396 MW EnVentus order for wind project in Australia

In partnership with Tilt Renewables, which is now part of the leading Australian renewable energy generator Powering Australian Renewables (PowAR), Vestas has secured a 396 MW contract for Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. As the second project in Asia Pacific to feature the EnVentus platform, Vestas will supply and install 66 … Continue reading Vestas wins 396 MW EnVentus order for wind project in Australia

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Vestas supplies 181 MW to the Dulacca wind power plant in Australia

Together with RES in Australia, Vestas has secured a 181 MW deal for Dulacca Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia. The project will feature 43 V150-4.2 MWwind turbines which Vestas will supply and install. Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production … Continue reading Vestas supplies 181 MW to the Dulacca wind power plant in Australia

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Vestas wins 58 MW order for wind power project in Australia

In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has secured a 58 MW deal for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The project will feature 16 V126-3.45 MWwind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode which Vestas will supply and install. Upon completion, Vestas will … Continue reading Vestas wins 58 MW order for wind power project in Australia

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