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Federal government rejects Queensland solar project

The Australian government has knocked back a proposed 100 MW solar farm being developed amid coal-seam gas projects dotted across the Surat Basin in Queensland’s Western Downs region.

Amp finalises agreements for 10 GW green hydrogen project

Amp Energy is pushing “full steam ahead” on the development of a green hydrogen production facility with up to 10 GW of electrolyser capacity in South Australia after finalising commercial agreements for the multi-million-dollar project.

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Genex awards Arup contract for Bulli Creek solar project

Genex Power has appointed UK-based engineering and design company Arup as owners’ engineer for the first stage of the Bulli Creek solar project that is set to become the biggest solar farm on Australia’s main grid once in operation.

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.

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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Quinbrook reveals $3.5 billion ‘green iron’ project

Australian green infrastructure investor and developer Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced plans to leverage its growing portfolio of renewable energy and storage projects and green hydrogen produced by a proposed 3 GW production facility to manufacture “green iron” in central Queensland.

Rooftop PV market faces profit squeeze as sales slow

Rooftop PV is the fourth largest source of electricity generation in Australia, providing about 11% of the country’s power supply, but solar industry analyst SunWiz has cautioned the market to brace for a challenging period.

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AGA inks 3 GW electrolyser deal for NT green hydrogen project

North American hydrogen technology company Plug Power has agreed to supply up to 3 GW of electrolysers to Western Australian chemical company Allied Green Ammonia for a large-scale, renewables-based hydrogen and ammonia production project planned for the Northern Territory.

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.

AEMC aims to plug gap with ring-fencing rule for grid connections

The Australian Energy Market Commission has published a new ring-fencing rule for transmission network companies as it seeks to boost competition for grid connection services and speed up the deployment of new solar, wind and battery projects.

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