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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.


Powercor claims 30% increase in rooftop solar export approvals

Victorian network service provider Powercor claims a major works program designed to alleviate grid congestion in areas of high rooftop solar PV penetration has boosted the approval rate for new solar connections to export excess energy to the grid by an impressive 30%.

Solar farms purchase advances MPower’s own+operate ambitions

Renewable energy developer MPower is progressing plans to establish a portfolio of up to 20 small-scale solar PV farms in Australia, confirming binding purchase agreements have been signed for two 5 MW project sites.

AEMO pushes ahead with settlement reform for NEM

A market reform more than four years in the making is set to be introduced in less than 30 days with the Australian Energy Market Operator this week confirming the five-minute settlement period will come into effect on October 1, 2021.

New England REZ ‘swamped’ with 34 GW of clean energy projects

AUSTRALIA’S largest planned Renewable Energy Zone has been ‘swamped’ by investors with the New South Wales government revealing that more than 80 new solar, wind and energy storage projects, totalling a massive 34 GW, had been proposed for the New England region.


Monash launches ‘toolbox’ to aid rollout of microgrid technology

Researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University have used lessons learned during the development of a solar PV powered microgrid at its Clayton campus to produce an interactive ‘toolbox’ designed to support the uptake of the technology in commercial, industrial and community settings.

Origin teams with Japanese energy giant on green hydrogen project

Australia’s biggest energy retailer Origin Energy will team with Japan’s largest oil refiner Eneos to explore the potential of establishing a commercial-scale green hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Japan.


CEC concerned ESB reforms will erode investor confidence

The Energy Security Board’s newly revealed market reforms have sparked widespread scrutiny with the Clean Energy Council declaring that among the recommendations are proposals that risk further undermining confidence in future investments in clean energy generation.


Solar industry pioneer pushes for National Transmission Network

A parliamentary inquiry has been told Australia’s ageing transmission network “urgently” needs upgrading to deliver new solar PV and wind power to cities as the nation’s transition to renewable energy generation continues to accelerate.


Sun Cable plans capacity increase for world’s largest solar+storage project

The world’s biggest solar PV and storage project is set to get even larger with the Singapore-based Sun Cable announcing it plans to increase the renewable energy generation and storage capacity of the $26 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link being developed in northern Australia.


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