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Meridian to begin constructing $395 million wind farm in Hawke’s Bay 

Meridian Energy will soon begin construction of a new $395 million wind farm in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. The Harapaki Wind Farm will be New Zealand’s second-largest wind farm with 41 turbines generating 176 MW of renewable energy, enough to power over 70,000 average households. The construction will take around three years and is expected to create 260 new jobs.

Eco Wave Power signs collaboration agreement with Meridian Energy Australia

Today, Eco Wave Power is pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement with Meridian Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Meridian Energy Australia (MEA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Australasia’s largest renewable energy generator Meridian Energy Limited.

EGP moves ahead with sale of Australian assets

Renewable energy developer Elliott Green Power is now accepting official bids for its Australian solar PV farms and expanding portfolio of battery energy storage assets as it seeks to exit the Australian market.

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Looking beyond 5-minute settlement to tariff models that show how flexible energy retailers can be

Processing nightmare, or product opportunity? Impending five-minute settlement comes at a difficult time for energy retailers. Software from across the ditch could help highlight the benefits and opportunities of more solar and a forecast uptick in battery energy storage.

New Zealand reveals plans to join global green hydrogen race

New Zealand could be home to the world’s largest green hydrogen production plant with gen-tailers Meridian Energy and Contact Energy teaming up to explore the potential development of a large-scale facility in the island nation’s southernmost region.

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Solar discrimination sees electricity retailer fined $300,000

Powershop has been fined $300,000 after Victoria’s Essential Services Commission found the energy retailer was offering solar customers more expensive electricity plans than non-solar customers.

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Australian first with battery approved for Hume hydro station

The rush to deliver energy storage solutions to support Australia’s electricity grid continues apace with Meridian Energy Australia receiving approval to install a 20 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) alongside the Hume Hydroelectric Power Station in regional New South Wales.

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Powershop, Chargefox partner to offer energy bill discounts for EV owners

The new partnership will offer Chargefox users $100 off their electricity bill while further reducing their carbon footprint.

NSW utility-scale battery pipeline takes shape under government funding program

Among 31 dispatchable electricity projects unveiled this week under the NSW Emerging Energy Program, utility-scale battery storage accounted for a bulk of proposals. Four big batteries have been awarded funds for pre-investment studies, and another ten have been shortlisted for capital funding.

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Credits & discounted rates for smart charging encourages EV uptake

Electricity retailer Powershop is encouraging the uptake of Electric Vehicles (EVs) with the introduction of a “Super Off-Peak Tariff”, a way for EV owners with smart meters to charge their vehicles at a reduced rate.

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