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CEFC confirms $490 million commitment to accelerate NSW grid transformation

Development of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone is predicted to now accelerate with the federal government’s green bank announcing a $490 million commitment to support the development of key grid infrastructure in the New South Wales central west.

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.

NSW awards new funding to accelerate 6.5 GWh of battery projects

Grid connections for four battery energy storage projects with a combined capacity of more than 6.5 GWh are to be fast-tracked by the New South Wales government as it seeks to ensure electricity reliability as coal-fired generation exits the system.

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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.

Hydrogen power spreads its wings with vertical take-off and landing aircraft

Decarbonising the transport sector has taken to the skies thanks to Australian zero emission aircraft designer and manufacturer AMSL Aero, which is testing its hybrid electric hydrogen powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft in central western NSW.

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Guide plots path to enhanced land productivity on solar farms

A New South Wales community group has launched a guide it says provides a framework that will enable solar farms developers to improve biodiversity on project sites and build trust in neighbouring communities without compromising PV generation capacity.

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Helicopter does heavy lifting for 1.75 MW rooftop solar install

Access issues and time constraints prompted the developers of a 1.75 MW PV system that now sits atop an industrial warehouse in western Sydney to employ a helicopter to lift the thousands of solar panels onto the roof.

ACEN inks deal for 400 MWh battery install at New England solar site

Utility-scale energy storage solutions provider Energy Vault has struck a deal with ACEN Australia to build two new battery energy storage systems totalling 400 MWh alongside the 720 MW New England Solar Farm being developed in northern New South Wales.

AGL delivers solar-powered microgrid for farming operation

AGL Energy has completed the installation of a solar-powered microgrid featuring a 5.4 MWh battery energy storage system that is to support the transition of a New South Wales commercial orchard’s operations from diesel to renewables.

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Pacific Energy lands first NSW PPA and sets up shop in Victoria

Western Australian renewables infrastructure provider Pacific Energy has set up a new office in Victoria with the initial task of managing another first for the company, the delivery of a 26 MW hybrid power system in New South Wales.

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