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Mining giant unveils $73 million hybrid solar+storage project

Mining giant BHP has taken another step on the path towards a renewable energy future, commissioning a 48.2 MW solar + storage hybrid power facility that will help power its Nickel West mining operations in regional Western Australia.

ARENA tips $25 million funding package to drive EV uptake

Petrol retailer Ampol will install more than 120 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across its service station network after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency awarded it a share of almost $25 million in funding designed to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia.

Partnership to explore hydrogen technology in standalone systems

Standalone power system specialist Boundary Power has teamed up with Australian hydrogen technology company LAVO to investigate the potential application of its renewable hydrogen energy storage system in power solutions suitable for off-grid and edge-of-grid customers.

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ESB’s final advice on market redesign draws criticism

With rooftop PV and large-scale solar helping drive the penetration of renewables in Australia to record highs, the Energy Security Board has delivered its final advice on its redesign of the National Electricity Market but the some of the proposed reforms have drawn criticism from the renewable energy sector.

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Spark welcomes takeover talks as buyout bid reaches $5.2 billion

Australian electricity network owner Spark Infrastructure looks set to be sold off after it declared it will welcome other acquisition proposals if a $5.2 billion takeover bid launched by a North American investment consortium fails.

NRW gets nod to build Rio Tinto solar+storage project

Mining giant Rio Tinto has tapped NRW Holdings to begin construction of a large-scale solar PV and battery energy storage system at the Anglo-Australian multinational’s $2.6 billion Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in Western Australia.

TransGrid on track with critical infrastructure upgrades

Transmission network operator TransGrid has confirmed works on two high priority electricity infrastructure projects which will allow for more renewable energy to be connected to the National Electricity Market have reached major milestones.

RACV Solar adds another installation company to its stable

Victorian solar company RACV Solar has continued its expansion strategy with the acquisition of Great Ocean Solar and Electrical, a solar and battery installation business based on the Bellarine Peninsula in the state’s southwest.

Clean energy ad campaign points to past as the way forward

A national advertising campaign will shine a light on the investment and job opportunities provided by Australia’s renewable energy industry as the Clean Energy Council seeks to counteract “misleading” information spread by “a minority of loud voices”.

Energy retailer fined $2.5 million after ‘phoney accent’ switch

The Australian retail arm of French renewables giant Engie has been fined $2.5 million after two “rogue” sales contractors allegedly used phoney accents and fake names to switch hundreds of customers to new energy contracts without their consent.

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