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Queensland gas-fired ammonia plant to switch to $28 million of renewables

A $28 million hybrid renewable energy system comprising solar and battery energy storage is to replace gas-fired generation at the Incitec Pivot Fertilisers plant in Queensland aided by the Australian government’s Powering the Regions Fund.

Queensland and South Australian critical mineral processing plant pilots win grants

Australian producers of critical minerals needed for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries have received Australian government grants to a combined $13 million to help build diversified supply chains with the support of partners in the USA, Japan and Republic of Korea.

Origin sign exclusivity deal on 250 MW / 1040 MWh battery system in Queensland

Energy retailer Origin Energy has expanded its commitment to the Queensland-based Supernode hyperscale data centre and 250 MW / 4-hour battery energy storage system with exclusivity for the full capacity of the project’s second stage.

Australia’s first community lithium battery and EV charger factory opening soon

A $20 million community lithium battery and electric vehicle charger manufacturing facility, developed by Australian company Elumina, is near ready to begin production on Queensland’s Gold Coast.


Queensland’s biggest 500 MW / 1 GWh battery gets planning approval

Renewables investment firm Octopus Australia has received planning approval from a local government body for its 500 MW / 1 GWh Blackstone battery energy storage system located 40 km southwest of Brisbane.

Queensland breaks ground on $5bn CopperString project

The Queensland government has broken ground on the $5 billion CopperString transmission line project that is to stretch across the state’s north, connecting the region to the national grid and helping to unlock an estimated 6 GW of renewable energy resources.

Queensland launches battery supply chain database

The Queensland government has launched Australia’s first battery supply chain database to help local companies identify business and supply chain opportunities and to support domestic production and connect with potential investors.

BayWa seeks federal approval for combined 1.2 GWh of big batteries

BayWa r.e. is seeking federal environmental approval for two proposed renewable energy projects featuring up to 312 MW of generation and a combined 1.2 GWh of battery energy storage capacity.

FRV Australia delivers first hybrid solar-storage power plant

Global renewables project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures says its 5 MW solar and battery hybrid power plant near Dalby in southern Queensland has been completed and is now operational.

Redflow teams with Stanwell to advance zinc bromide flow battery

Australian flow battery specialist Redflow has struck a partnership with Queensland state-owned generation company Stanwell to work together on the development of a non-lithium long-duration battery energy storage solution for use in a 400 MWh project.

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