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Vestas wins an order for 252 MW of wind power in Australia

Vestas has received a 252 MW order for an undisclosed wind farm in Australia. The order consists of 42 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode of the EnVentus platform. Vestas will also deliver the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM … Continue reading Vestas wins an order for 252 MW of wind power in Australia

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Iberdrola will invest more than 1,100 million euros in a green hydrogen plant in Australia

Iberdrola Australia and hydrogen developer ABEL Energy will build a green hydrogen and green methanol production plant at Bell Bay in northern Tasmania (Australia). The project, called Bell Bay Powerfuels, is backed by the Australian government and will involve an investment of €1.1 billion.  Bell Bay Powerfuels will produce 200,000 tonnes of green methanol per … Continue reading Iberdrola will invest more than 1,100 million euros in a green hydrogen plant in Australia

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Australia Launches Offshore Wind to Move Away From Coal

Australia officially opened its first offshore wind zone off the southern coast of Victoria, as the nation seeks to speed its energy transition away from fossil fuels. The zone, in the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania, has the potential to host 10 gigawatts of wind capacity, the equivalent of around five coal plants, the … Continue reading Australia Launches Offshore Wind to Move Away From Coal

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Vestas wins 756 MW order for wind power project in Australia

In partnership with renewable energy enterprise, TagEnergy, Vestas will deliver the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the first stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm, a 756 MW project in Victoria, Australia. Stage One is set to be Vestas’ largest onshore wind farm in Asia Pacific and will feature 122 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines from … Continue reading Vestas wins 756 MW order for wind power project in Australia

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Acciona Energía will expand the MacIntyre Wind Complex (Australia)

ACCIONA Energía has announced development of the Herries Range Wind Farm (1,000MW), an expansion of the MacIntyre Wind Precinct that will double its capacity to 2,000MW. The MacIntyre Precinct is already the largest wind project in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. The announcement was made during a visit to the Port of Brisbane by Queensland … Continue reading Acciona Energía will expand the MacIntyre Wind Complex (Australia)

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Vena Energy unveils Blue Marlin offshore wind project in Gippsland Basin

Vena Energy, Asia-Pacific’s leading renewable energy company, unveiled its plans today for the 2,000 MW Blue Marlin Offshore Wind Project off the Victorian Coast in the Gippsland Basin. The project is an important part of Vena Energy’s offshore wind portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region and is expected to be developed over several stages, with construction … Continue reading Vena Energy unveils Blue Marlin offshore wind project in Gippsland Basin

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Iberdrola starts up the world’s first wind-solar hybrid plant in Australia

The 317 MW total capacity project combines a 210 MW wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant. The plant will be able to generate enough clean energy to power 180,000 homes and will prevent the emission of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Iberdrola has started the commissioning in Australia of its first wind-solar … Continue reading Iberdrola starts up the world’s first wind-solar hybrid plant in Australia

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Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, officially opens Naturgy’s first battery storage centre worldwide in Australia

Reyes Maroto: “This facility is a demonstration of the potential that Spanish companies have around the globe and their capacity to develop projects that lead the way in sectors like energy and renewables”. Located near Canberra, the 10 MW facility has a storage capacity of 20 MWh, which will enable flexible integration of renewable energies … Continue reading Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, officially opens Naturgy’s first battery storage centre worldwide in Australia

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Acciona Energía signs 10-year PPA with Zen Energy in Australia

Waubra wind farm: ACCIONA Energía will supply 200GWh/year of renewable energy to the electricity retailer. ACCIONA Energía has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Australian electricity retailer ZEN Energy (ZEN). The agreement will supply 200GWh/year of 100% renewable energy from ACCIONA Energía’s Waubra Wind Farm. Located in the State of Victoria, the Waubra … Continue reading Acciona Energía signs 10-year PPA with Zen Energy in Australia

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Galán details to the Prime Minister of Australia the EUR 3 B investment in the country

The company currently has a portfolio of more than 2,000 MW in the region and plans to reach 4,000 MW in the coming years. At the meeting, which took place in a climate of trust, Iberdrola’s plans to supply the country with more renewable energy and invest in smart grids were presented.    Iberdrola’s Chairman, … Continue reading Galán details to the Prime Minister of Australia the EUR 3 B investment in the country

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Iberdrola invests 3,000 million euros in Australia to lead the energy transition

The Chairman of Iberdrola has held a meeting with the Premier of the State of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and the Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Action and Solar Homes, Lilly D’Ambrosio. The company currently has a portfolio of more than 2,000 MW in the region and expects to reach 4,000 MW in the coming years.  … Continue reading Iberdrola invests 3,000 million euros in Australia to lead the energy transition

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Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

Naturgy marks an important milestone with this project, representing its first foray in Australia into photovoltaic technology, through a hybrid PV-Battery project, which is the first one of this kind for the company worldwide.The Cunderdin project will be the largest DC-coupled solar PV and battery project to be built in Australia.The company extends its asset … Continue reading Naturgy acquires its first hybrid PV solar and energy storage project in Australia

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Acciona Energía has signed a PPA to supply 68 GWh/year of wind power to Barwon Renewable Energy Partnership (BREP)

The 10-year agreement will provide renewable electricity to a consortium of three major companies managing local water, health and transport services in Victoria, Australia. ACCIONA Energía has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to supply 68GWh a year of 100% renewable electricity to the Barwon Renewable Energy Partnership (BREP). The BREP was established by … Continue reading Acciona Energía has signed a PPA to supply 68 GWh/year of wind power to Barwon Renewable Energy Partnership (BREP)

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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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