Markets & Policy

Northern Territory approves its first lithium mine

The Finniss Lithium Project will be the first-ever lithium mine to be built outside of Western Australia.

AEMO publishes final MLFs for 2020-21

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s final marginal loss factor report for 2020-21 provides some good news for operational large-scale solar projects delivering only smaller changes compared to those seen in preceding years. However, the reduced need for MLF adjustments came as a result of a slowdown in new project development and additional network constraints.

WA passes Pilbara electricity reform bill

The Western Australian State Parliament has passed an electricity reform bill that will see a new regulatory framework for the Pilbara and support stand-alone power and storage systems – already being rolled out by both Western Power and regional utility Horizon Power.

Global coal generation fell by a record amount in 2019, while COVID-19 may cause bigger fall in 2020

Short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on electricity markets are still unclear.

Power Ledger to give French customers their choice of energy

Western Australian peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading pioneer Power Ledger has revealed the world’s biggest ‘choose your own energy source’ project in France.

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WA Government announces energy bill relief

Western Australia’s McGowan Labor Government has announced its $1 billion economic and health relief package to assuage the effects of Covid-19. Key to the relief package is support for Western Australians struggling to pay their electricity bills.

Jemalong solar farm starts construction largely unaffected by Covid-19

One of the largest solar projects scheduled to break ground this year has moved into the construction phase mostly unaffected by Covid-19 disruption.

JinkoSolar secures credit line for Australian business

The module giant has signed a one-year $37 million line of credit agreement with the National Australia Bank.

Growatt awarded Top Brand PV Seal in Australia

Before Growatt won the Top Brand PV Seal award, back when “quarantine” was a foreign concept and foreign lands familiar, pv magazine took its annual China Road Trip to Shenzen to visit Growatt and learn about the company supplying solutions to 10% of Australian residential PV installs.

Windlab lands loan to manage through project delays

The developer has secured a $20 million loan from Squadron Energy and Federation Asset Management, as it continues to struggle with connection delays on its Kennedy solar-wind-battery park.

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