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South Australia’s biggest grid-scale energy storage park gets green tick of approval

British-owned energy company Pacific Green has received approval for the first of two grid-scale 500 MW / 1.5 GWh battery energy storage systems at it’s Limestone Coast Battery Energy Park southeast of Adelaide.

Adelaide Airport teams with Iberdrola to triple rooftop solar capacity

Adelaide Airport has revealed plans to install a new 2.3 MW PV system on its domestic and international terminal roof, nearly tripling the size of its existing rooftop solar capacity and significantly scaling up its on-site renewable energy generation.

Potential sites for battery energy storage systems identified in South Australia

South Australian electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet has undertaken a high-level assessment to identify the potential of locations near land it controls as future sites for grid-scale battery energy storage systems.

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South Australian solar and BESS development gets green light to proceed

South Australian-headquartered solar farm developer Green Gold Energy has received development approval for its Morgan 110 MW solar and 91.7 MWh battery energy storage system, northeast of Adelaide.

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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.

Renewables deal inked to unlock 1.4 GW of projects and storage in South Australia

The Australian government will underwrite developers to build a minimum of 1.4 GW of new solar and wind projects and storage capacity in South Australia, as part of a new deal signed with the state.

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$8 billion of transmission projects declared actionable

Seven transmission projects valued at $7.9 billion are declared newly actionable in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 2024 Integrated System Plan, to progress the 10,000 km of new transmission lines needed to achieve a net zero economy by 2050.

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Sparc inks new deal to progress green hydrogen pilot plant

South Australia-based Sparc Hydrogen has struck an agreement with an international partner that will see it advance the development of pilot testing of its photocatalytic technology to produce commercially viable green hydrogen from water using concentrated solar.

Batteries on wheels trial gets $3.2 million boost

Over the next three years energy retailer and tech company Amber Electric will trial a software solution for electric vehicle smart charging and bi-directional vehicle-to-grid services to enable consumers using their cars can buy and sell energy to the grid.

Virtual power plant connects to community housing

South Australia’s virtual power plant has partnered with community housing provider, Unity Housing, to supply low cost energy to disadvantaged tenants, as part of its fourth phase to connect more than 7,500 households with clean energy.

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