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Enel inks deal to acquire 1 GW wind and solar project

Enel Green Power Australia has boosted its renewables portfolio by striking a deal with Queensland-headquartered minerals explorer QEM to purchase what would be one of the state’s biggest renewable energy farms in a deal worth more than $7 million (USD 4.68 million).

NSW council switches on solar in search for 100% renewables

Bega Valley Shire Council in New South Wales has announced a significant milestone in its journey towards 100% renewable energy by 2030 with the successful export of power from its newest solar energy site to the national grid.

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Tesla releases API for solar, Powerwall, EV charger

The company released an application programming interface to enable third-party developers to interact with Tesla home energy products.

Western Power starts works to improve SWIS capacity

Western Australia utility Western Power has commenced the rollout of a $28 million (USD 19 million) works package to manage the capacity of key distribution feeders in the state’s main electricity network and unlock new renewable energy generation opportunities.

ElectraNet completes SA stretch of EnergyConnect

ElectraNet has announced the successful completion of the South Australian component of Project EnergyConnect, the new high-voltage transmission line between South Australia and New South Wales, marking a significant milestone in Australia’s renewable energy landscape.

Regulator provides tick of approval for Marinus Link early works spend

The Marinus Link power cable to be built between Victoria and Tasmania is a step closer to reality after the Australian Energy Regulator approved the project’s first revenue proposal, marking the planned early works spend as “prudent and efficient.”

AGL presses go on Australia’s largest grid-forming battery

Australia’s largest battery with grid-forming inverter capabilities is set to go ahead with energy major AGL announcing a final investment decision on a 500 MW, two-hour duration battery being developed in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

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Intellihub trial aims to free up more than 510 MW of flexible demand

Smart metering services provider Intellihub is seeking to develop digital infrastructure that will enable the orchestration of more than 150,000 otherwise scattered consumer energy generation and storage devices, helping to create more than 510 MW of flexible energy demand.

PEP invests $250 million in electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle charging in Australia and New Zealand has been given a boost with fund manager Pacific Equity Partners acquiring a majority stake in Australian electric vehicle charging solutions provider EVSE to the tune of $250 million (USD 167 million). The partnership also involves PEP-backed smart metering specialist Intellihub.

Energy ministers move to ensure orderly phase-out of coal

The New South Wales government has released the design of a proposed new plan that would give Australia’s energy ministers the power to direct coal-fired and other generators to continue operations if the capacity is deemed necessary to maintain grid reliability and security.

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