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South Australia unveils new export limits for rooftop solar

South Australia’s electricity distributor SA Power Networks has announced plans to introduce new ‘flexible’ export limits for rooftop solar PV in some areas of the state in a bid to manage the growing amount of distributed energy resources and associated network congestion.

AEMC hands down final decision on cashflow rule change

The Australian Energy Market Commission has again rejected requests from transmission network operators TransGrid and ElectraNet to allow for a change of rules governing financing arrangements for large-scale transmission projects considered critical for Australia’s shift to 100% renewables.

‘Largest rooftop solar farm in Australia’ part of CEP.Energy battery project

Green energy fund CEP.Energy has unveiled plans to construct Australia’s largest rooftop solar farm and a new grid-scale battery on the outskirts of Adelaide as part of its ambition to build 1.5 GW of solar and 2 GW of big battery capacity around Australia.

The race that stores the nation – AGL green lights 250 MW Torrens Island battery

AGL’s nose pushes in front in the race that stores the nation with the announcement that construction on its 250 MW one-hour-duration battery at the site of its Torrens Island power station in South Australia is now underway. The announcement follows directly on from AGL having lodged a planning application for a 200 MW battery at its Loy Yang power station in Victoria.

Two new solar farms connected to grid as MPower pursues niche market

Renewable energy developer MPower has reaffirmed its affinity for smaller utility-scale solar PV projects by successfully connecting two 5 MWac solar farms to the National Electricity Market (NEM) in South Australia in recent days.

SA Labor unveils $590 million green hydrogen initiative

South Australian Labor has unveiled plans for a $590 million renewable hydrogen initiative, including 250 MWe of hydrogen electrolyser facilities as part of its campaign to win power at the March 2022 state election.

Down 55% – but not out

Over 2,000 MW – or around 55% – of South Australia’s firm supply capacity was unavailable on March 12, 2021, along with virtually all of its large-scale renewable supply (a further 1,800 MW or so) but the lights stayed on – just.

Risen gets Green light for 80 MW string of solar PV projects

With ambitious plans to establish a 2 GW renewable energy portfolio in Australia, solar PV module supplier and project developer Risen Energy has signed a deal with Green Gold Energy (GGE) to jointly develop and construct a string of solar projects totalling 80 MW.

South Australian rooftop solar switched off in search for stability

The search for power system security has sparked an Australian first with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) confirming South Australian energy authorities switched off 67 MW of rooftop and large-scale solar PV at the weekend when electricity demand plunged to a near-record low.


German company juwi targets Australia’s off-grid industries, building its sixth hybrid solution at SA mine

Juwi Renewable Energy, the Brisbane-based subsidiary of German company juwi, will construct a solar and diesel hybrid solution for Iluka’s South Australian Jacinth-Ambrosia mine, where zircon – used in ceramics – is the primary output.