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Registrations open for 6 GW renewable energy tender

Registration is now open for the first national tender in the Australian government’s Capacity Investment Scheme that is seeking 32 GW of additional renewable energy generation and dispatchable storage capacity by 2030 to support the nation’s clean energy transition.

South Australian teams with California on clean energy ambitions

The South Australian and California state governments have signed an historic agreement that will see them work together on advancing the clean energy transition and the integration of renewable energies, including green hydrogen, into their respective grids.

Origin unveils plans for 2 GWh battery for Queensland

Australian energy giant Origin Energy has revealed plans to build what would be Queensland’s biggest battery energy storage system as it continues the expansion of its renewable energy generation and storage portfolio.

Neara boss says network access issues remain after budget spend

The focus of the federal government’s $22.7 billion commitment to Australia’s clean energy future has been queried with concerns raised about the capacity of the nation’s electricity network to support the shift from fossil fuel generation to renewables.

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Paper identifies NEM-WEM interconnector to support shift to renewables

A high-voltage interconnector linking Australia’s eastern and western electricity grids would optimise the generation-storage mix for a minimum-cost solution as the nation transitions from a fossil-fuel-dependent economy to one based on renewable energy, according to a new paper.

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Elgin gets green light for biggest solar and storage project to date

A 150 MW solar farm and a 250 MWh battery energy storage system proposed for Victoria’s Central Highlands by British renewables developer Elgin Energy has won planning approval from the state government.

Plibersek approves 800 MW solar farm and big battery in Queensland

The Australian government has ticked off on a more than 1 GW solar farm and battery energy storage facility being developed in Queensland’s Southern Downs region.

ACEN inks deal for 400 MWh battery install at New England solar site

Utility-scale energy storage solutions provider Energy Vault has struck a deal with ACEN Australia to build two new battery energy storage systems totalling 400 MWh alongside the 720 MW New England Solar Farm being developed in northern New South Wales.

Weekend read: From Mumbai to Bondi

Economic cooperation between India and Australia may open doors for investment in clean energy technology but challenges still abound in a competitive global market. Vibhuti Garg and Shantanu Srivastava, of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, discuss the role that public funding and resource pooling could play in supporting manufacturing ambitions.

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RES acquires 320 MW management contract book to boost Australian presence

United Kingdon-based developer Renewable Energy Systems has expanded its presence in the Australian market with the acquisition of Windlab’s asset management portfolio, including the 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park in northern Queensland.

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