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Genex backs new takeover bid from Japan’s J-Power

The company behind the 250 MW / 2 GWh Kidston pumped hydro project being developed in north Queensland has given the tick of approval to a $381 million takeover bid from Japanese energy giant J-Power.


Origin adds more renewables, storage to plug pending coal gap

Australia’s largest energy retailer Origin Energy Limited (Origin) has entered into an agreement with Belgian company Virya Energy to acquire the Yanco Delta renewables project that comprises an 800 MWh battery energy storage system coupled with a 1.5 GW wind farm in southern New South Wales.

Endeavour goes live with community battery on NSW south coast

Endeavour Energy has activated the first community battery on its network in the New South Wales South Coast as part of a broader program the electricity distributor says will support a higher uptake of renewables and allow more households to access the benefits of rooftop solar.


Zen announces 1 GW pumped hydro project for NSW coal country

Zen Energy has received a greenlight from New South Wales state-owned corporation WaterNSW to investigate transforming Sydney’s biggest water storage facility into a 1 GW pumped hydro project capable of supplying on-demand power for up to eight hours.


Quinbrook closes first stage of 2 GWh Supernode battery project

Australian-owned renewable energy investor and developer Quinbrook Infrastructure has announced financial close and the start of construction on a 250 MW / 500 MWh battery energy storage system that will form the first stage of a $2.5 billion renewables-powered data storage precinct in Queensland.


Big batteries overshadow residential rollout as deployment records smashed

Australia’s energy sector is undergoing a notable shift with new data from market analyst Sunwiz showing a record surge in utility-scale battery energy storage projects over 10 MWh in 2023 while residential and commercial installations also reached new highs.


Lawler talks of ray of sunshine for idle NT solar farms

Three sleeping solar farm beauties in the Top End may receive the kiss of life with Northern Territory Chief Minister Eva Lawler indicating the government could buy them from their owner, but questions remain about grid stability.


Bluetti releases 2.4 kW portable power station

Bluetti has unveiled a new weatherproof portable power station featuring a lithium iron phosphate battery with a power capacity of 1,536 Wh and a 2,400 W rated output.


Weekend read: Can anything topple lithium-ion?

The need for long-duration energy storage in a net-zero world is undeniable but with conventional battery prices tumbling, can anything dislodge the mainstream grip of lithium ion? S&P Global’s Susan Taylor provides an update on non-lithium storage technologies.


Pilbara Minerals teams with Chinese battery giant on lithium plant project

Australia is among the countries being considered to host a large-scale battery-grade lithium processing plant after Perth-based resources company Pilbara Minerals struck a deal with Chinese battery metals giant Ganfeng Lithium.

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