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Potential sites for battery energy storage systems identified in South Australia

South Australian electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet has undertaken a high-level assessment to identify the potential of locations near land it controls as future sites for grid-scale battery energy storage systems.

Genusplus wins Western Power contract to maintain and upgrade SWIS network

State-owned utility Western Power has awarded Perth-based power infrastructure provider Genusplus Group a five-year contract to maintain and upgrade the South West Interconnected System.

Queensland gas-fired ammonia plant to switch to $28 million of renewables

A $28 million hybrid renewable energy system comprising solar and battery energy storage is to replace gas-fired generation at the Incitec Pivot Fertilisers plant in Queensland aided by the Australian government’s Powering the Regions Fund.

South Australian solar and BESS development gets green light to proceed

South Australian-headquartered solar farm developer Green Gold Energy has received development approval for its Morgan 110 MW solar and 91.7 MWh battery energy storage system, northeast of Adelaide.

Queensland and South Australian critical mineral processing plant pilots win grants

Australian producers of critical minerals needed for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries have received Australian government grants to a combined $13 million to help build diversified supply chains with the support of partners in the USA, Japan and Republic of Korea.

Electric vehicles can be a line of defence in outage emergencies, research finds

In a world first, researchers at the Australian National University, Canberra, got the grid emergency they needed in February 2024, to provide clear evidence electric vehicles using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems can bolster the grid in a blackout.

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Origin sign exclusivity deal on 250 MW / 1040 MWh battery system in Queensland

Energy retailer Origin Energy has expanded its commitment to the Queensland-based Supernode hyperscale data centre and 250 MW / 4-hour battery energy storage system with exclusivity for the full capacity of the project’s second stage.

Australia’s first community lithium battery and EV charger factory opening soon

A $20 million community lithium battery and electric vehicle charger manufacturing facility, developed by Australian company Elumina, is near ready to begin production on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Queensland’s biggest 500 MW / 1 GWh battery gets planning approval

Renewables investment firm Octopus Australia has received planning approval from a local government body for its 500 MW / 1 GWh Blackstone battery energy storage system located 40 km southwest of Brisbane.

Renewables deal inked to unlock 1.4 GW of projects and storage in South Australia

The Australian government will underwrite developers to build a minimum of 1.4 GW of new solar and wind projects and storage capacity in South Australia, as part of a new deal signed with the state.

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