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Countrywide locks in government backing to help drive Hydrogen HyWay

Countrywide Hydrogen’s ambition to be the first major green hydrogen producer in Tasmania has received a boost with the state government announcing an $8 million funding package that would support the delivery of its ‘Hydrogen HyWay’ project.

Governments sign off on three-part ownership deal to drive Marinus Link project

The Australian, Tasmanian and Victorian governments have signed off on a new ownership agreement to deliver the contentious Marinus Link high-voltage Tasmania-Victoria interconnection project.

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Tasmanian hydrogen hub locks in $70 million federal funding boost

The Australian government has formalised a $70 million (USD 49.95 million) investment to help develop the Bell Bay Hydrogen Hub in northern Tasmania with construction of the project scheduled to commence this year with completion planned for early 2028.

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Climate Capital achieves Tasmanian first with large-scale solar

The largest solar farm yet built in Tasmania is now online with developer and asset owner Climate Capital confirming that its 4.95 MW Bell Bay Solar Farm is officially exporting renewable electricity to the grid.

Regulator provides tick of approval for Marinus Link early works spend

The Marinus Link power cable to be built between Victoria and Tasmania is a step closer to reality after the Australian Energy Regulator approved the project’s first revenue proposal, marking the planned early works spend as “prudent and efficient.”

Tasmania’s largest project, 288 MW solar farm, 691 MWh battery, approved by local council

Tasmania’s largest hybrid solar proposal, the 288 MW Northern Midlands Solar Farm being developed by startup TasRex, was approved by the Northern Midlands Council on December 11. The agrivoltaic project, which will host a flock of sheep beneath its panels, is seeking to be operational by 2026, and includes a 346 MW / 691 MWh battery.

$1.4 billion Tasmanian green methanol project selects technology partners

Australian hydrogen project developer Abel Energy has selected UK firm Johnson Matthey and US company SunGas Renewables in the design of its flagship green hydrogen and methanol project at Bell Bay in northern Tasmania.

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Sun Cable targets Tasmania for cable manufacturing plant

Sun Cable, which plans to build a 20 GW solar farm in the Northern Territory and export solar-generated electricity to Singapore via a 4,300-kilometre high-voltage undersea cable system, has announced plans to manufacture the power cables itself at a “multi-billion facility” in Tasmania.

288 MW solar farm marks start for Tasmanian developer

A 288 MW solar farm in Tasmania’s Northern Midlands region has been identified as the first of a series of large-scale renewable energy generation projects set to be developed by newly launched clean energy startup TasRex.

Neoen gets nod for first big battery in Tasmania

French renewable energy giant Neoen has been given the green light for another grid-scale battery in Australia with Tasmania’s Northern Midlands Council unanimously approving plans for a 280 MW/560 MWh battery energy storage system to be built in the island state’s mid-north.

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