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September 30, 2022

Shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant a decade early won’t jeopardise electricity supply

AGL Energy – Australia’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases – announced this week it will shut the Loy Yang A power station in Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley in 2035, a decade earlier than planned.


Gelion unveils battery manufacturing facility in Sydney

Australia’s first zinc-bromide battery production line has commenced operations with Gelion Technologies launching a manufacturing facility in Western Sydney capable of producing 2 MWh of batteries annually.


FRV announces plans for Australian first big battery

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has unveiled plans to deliver its first standalone battery energy storage system in Australia, announcing it will build a 100 MW/200 MWh big battery in Victoria’s southwest after securing $7 million in funding from the state government.

Bowen points to manufacturing revival as part of national EV strategy

Australia’s car manufacturing industry could be restarted as the federal government considers ways to increase the affordability, supply and uptake of electric vehicle technologies.

Victoria unveils plans for Australia’s largest floating solar plant

Australia’s largest floating solar PV array is being installed in Victoria with Wannon Water announcing it will deploy a 500 kw system near the coastal city of Warrnambool as part of the state-government owned utility’s plans reduce its electricity costs and lower emissions.

Regulators reinforce need for ‘massive investment’ in energy sector

Australian energy regulators have called for urgent investments in renewable energy capacity and the transmission infrastructure needed to connect new projects to the grid as they look to ensure an orderly transition as coal-fired generation exits the National Electricity Market.

China connects world’s largest redox flow battery system to grid

Dalian Rongke Power has connected a 100 MW redox flow battery storage system to the grid in Dalian, China. It will start operating in mid-October and will eventually be scaled up to 200 MW. The vanadium redox flow battery technology was developed by a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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