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South Australian VPP project shortlisted for Premier’s Excellence Awards

South Australian premier Peter Malinauskas has announced the finalists for the 2023 Premier’s Excellence Awards. Amongst the finalists, the Department for Energy Mining South Australia has garnered recognition for its collaborative venture with Housing South Australia on the pioneering South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant initiative. 

Study models increased efficiencies using EV charging facilities

Australian research has found EV charging facilities offered free using optimised solar systems can lower grid demand in the evening, with implications for broader nation-wide efficiencies.

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FranklinWH scores ticks of approval for home energy management system

A new AC-coupled residential storage solution, which integrates the use of solar, battery storage, energy control and management technologies, will be available to consumers in South Australia and Victoria after the product secured approval for use in the two states.

EnergyAustralia announces plans for 600 MWh big battery in SA

EnergyAustralia says it will increase the capacity of a battery energy storage system to be built adjacent to its Hallett Power Station in South Australia from an initial 50 MW to 150 MW, and 200 MWh to 600 MWh, after the successful completion of the first stage.

Amp Energy buys time for South Australian green hydrogen project

Canadian renewable energy company Amp Energy will push ahead with plans to develop and build a green hydrogen project with up to 10 GW of electrolyser capacity in South Australia after extending its exclusive lead developer deal with Australian minerals company Iron Road.

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Worker injured in fire at South Australian solar farm

A worker is being treated in hospital for burns and police are investigating after an inverter burst into flames at the 30 MW Mannum Stage 2 solar farm being developed near the town of the same name in South Australia’s Riverland region.

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Epic adds big battery to complement South Australian solar

Epic Energy has added a large-scale battery energy storage project to its growing portfolio of renewable energy infrastructure assets with the 100 MW / 200 MWh facility to sit alongside the company’s two solar farms at Mannum in South Australia.

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.

Energy storage project bids now sought for Victoria and South Australia

The Capacity Investment Scheme South Australia-Victoria tender is now open for bids. Renewable energy storage projects must be located in either of the states and have a minimum storage duration of two hours and a minimum size of 30 MW.

AGL to put nickel-hydrogen battery tech to test at Torrens Island

Australian energy giant AGL will install a nickel-hydrogen battery at its Torrens Island power station site in South Australia as it seeks to explore the potential opportunities that the technology can provide for stationary energy storage applications.

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