600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

A $1 billion, 600MW pumped hydro project is being proposed on private land in northern New South Wales, in yet another example of the extraordinary interest in storage technologies as the share of low-cost renewables increases across Australia. A company called Oven Mountain Pumped Storage is proposing the facility – which will have round six […]

GE to help develop new wind energy system in Australia.

GE to help develop new wind energy system in Australia.

General Electric (GE) has announced that it will be helping develop a large-scale wind energy project in Australia. The company will be working with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) in this endeavor. PARF is currently in a partnership with AGL Energy and the Queensland Investment Corporation to expand Australia’s wind energy capacity. The country […]

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 […]

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