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SEI teams with ACEnergy to deliver 270 MWh of distributed battery projects

Australian energy infrastructure asset owner and manager Sustainable Energy Infrastructure is set to broaden its development strategy, teaming with renewables developer ACEnergy to roll out an initial tranche of seven battery energy storage systems with a combined capacity of approximately 35 MW/ 70 MWh.

NSW plans 390 new charging sites to accelerate EV uptake

Jolt Charge will install 65 free electric vehicle charging sites across Sydney in the coming 12 months after the New South Wales government committed $4.1 million to support the largest rollout of public kerbside electric vehicle chargers in the country.

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Renewables must triple by 2030 to hit net-zero by 2050, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says in a new report that solar and wind must drive most emissions cuts before 2030 to stay on track for net zero by 2050. Its net zero scenario targets a combined solar and wind capacity of 31 TW by 2050.

Stationary energy storage key priority in new national battery strategy

The Australian government has announced its new multi-billion-dollar National Battery Strategy aiming to boost the country’s domestic battery manufacturing capabilities and critical minerals processing capacity.

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Renewables sector hauls two-year Eraring extension over the coals

The New South Wales government has confirmed the Eraring Power Station will remain open two years beyond its planned 2025 closure date, with the black coal-fired power plant to now remain in operation until August 2027, with the potential for a further extension until April 2029.

Ausgrid backs community battery to boost network stability

New South Wales distributed network provider Ausgrid has powered up its third battery energy storage system under the federal government’s $200 million Community Batteries for Household Solar program.

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Delays in energy transmission and generation projects trigger reliability warnings

The Australian Energy Market Operator has issued new warnings of potential breaches in the reliability standards for the National Electricity Market in coming years due to delays in key transmission projects and looming retirements of coal-fired generators.

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Budget fuels renewable hydrogen’s future with $8 billion uptick

Budget night unveiled more than $8 billion of support measures to grow the domestic hydrogen industry for its place on the global stage, which energy billionaire Andrew Forrest suggests could make Australia the Saudi Arabia of clean energy.

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Southern states guaranteed 1.7 GW in national renewable energy tender

Tasmania and Victoria have been guaranteed a combined 1.7 GW of the 6 GW of new variable renewable energy projects the Australian government is targeting as part of what is the largest single renewables tender in the country’s history.

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Queensland boosts Stanwell battery capacity to 1.2 GWh

The capacity of a battery energy storage system to be built alongside the coal-fired Stanwell power plant in central Queensland has received a “mega boost,” increasing to 1.2 GWh as the state government looks to ramp up energy storage capacity to support the transition to renewables.

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