Strategic Alliances

Strategic partnership to bring microgrids to the mines

In a deal that can only improve the appeal of renewable energy to the mining industry, Siemens and renewable energy developer juwi have joined forces in a strategic technology partnership set to bring renewable microgrids to the off-grid mine sites.

Kidston solar-pumped hydro project resumes with funding extension

After Genex Power’s offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia fell through earlier this month its concessional federal funding lapsed. However, the Project has secured an extension into 2020, hopefully allowing it enough time to restructure and reach financial close.

New Zealand passes landmark climate change bill

New Zealand claims antipodean bragging rights yet again as parliament passes landmark bill setting a 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target. The bill, among its manifold components, further highlights the void of federal energy policy in Australia.

Engie ANZ readies 2 GW renewable war chest

Engie is readying a massive renewable investment fund as it looks to develop 2,000 MW of renewables in Australia over the next ten years. The move signals defiance at the retreat of renewable investment in the face of a federal energy policy vacuum.

L’Oréal goes au naturel with 100% renewables

L’Oréal Australia and Engie ANZ have agreed to a long-term energy supply agreement that will see the cosmetics company powered by 100% renewables.

RedEarth partners with Siemens on new modular battery

Australian manufacturer RedEarth has announced a new energy storage system for the Australian commercial and industrial market using technology from the global engineering and technology company, Siemens.

Tasmania firms its ambitions of becoming Battery of the Nation

Hydro Tasmania has released a white paper pushing the island state’s claims to become the Battery of the Nation via upgrades to the Victoria-Tasmania interconnector, an effort to unblock the backlog of solar and wind.

Massive AGL deal set to push Australia into the battery age

AGL, Australia’s biggest power producer, has inked a deal that will see the development of four large-scale batteries in NSW. The agreement is an attempt to secure against fluctuating prices during peak periods.

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CEC report makes case for large-scale renewable benefit sharing

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released an extensive report on the benefit of sharing options for renewable energy projects. In addition to highlighting the benefits of sharing for both project proponents and local communities, the report provides pathways to models of benefit sharing.

CEFC tables Annual Report to Australian Senate

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has released its 2018-19 Annual Report on its investment into Australia’s clean energy transition. The report laud’s CEFC investment and provides optimistic reading for the energy transition.

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