Genex begins due diligence phase for 250-MW Kidston pumped storage plant, with eye on securing financing

Genex begins due diligence phase for 250-MW Kidston pumped storage plant, with eye on securing financing

Australian developer Genex Power Ltd. has received approval from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to continue to the full due diligence phase for its Kidston pumped-storage project, potentially opening the door for NAIF funding. NAIF is a federal organization that seeks to encourage private investments through its management of nearly US$4 billion in aggregate loans. […]

ANU identifies possible pumped hydro sites in South Australia.

ANU identifies possible pumped hydro sites in South Australia.

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage, which may help secure Australia’s electricity grid. The ANU team has considered the possible benefits of using hydro power energy storage, where water is pumped uphill and stored to generate electricity on demand. In light […]

Queensland considering hydro power at Burdekin Falls dam.

Queensland considering hydro power at Burdekin Falls dam.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has backed a plan by the state government to potentially develop a hydro-electricity power station at Burdekin Falls dam. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over the weekend said a plan to increase the Burdekin Falls dam capacity by 150 000 megalitres to more than two-million metalitres was already being assessed by […]

Canadian Solar appoints Entura as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland.

Canadian Solar appoints Entura as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland.

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been appointed by Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar companies, as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland. The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, are 17 MWdc and 30 MWdc each in size. Both projects have been awarded funding […]

FRV announces Moree Solar Farm opening and confirms future for solar in Australia.

FRV announces Moree Solar Farm opening and confirms future for solar in Australia.

Global utility-scale solar developer, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) officially inaugurated the Moree Solar Farm in Australia, and reaffirmed its commitment to helping develop the solar energy market in the country. The Moree Solar Farm commenced construction operations in February 2015 and 12 months later it started supplying electricity to the grid. Since then, the Moree […]

Australia could achieve 100% renewable energy with hydro storage: Research.

Australia could achieve 100% renewable energy with hydro storage: Research.

Pumped hydro power, where water is pumped uphill and stored to generate hydroelectric electricity on demand, could help transform Australian into a 100 percent green energy nation, according to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) on Monday. Currently, renewable energy accounts for around 15 percent of Australia’s electricity generation while two-thirds comes from coal-fired […]

Contract to deliver 14 Senvion MM92 wind turbines in Australia.

Contract to deliver 14 Senvion MM92 wind turbines in Australia.

Senvion continues its expansion strategy Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Pacific Hydro to supply, install and service 14 MM92 turbines at the Yaloak South Wind Farm near Ballan, Victoria. The 28.7 megawatt (MW) wind farm will produce enough electricity to power nearly 16,000 households in Australia. Turbine […]

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