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Glenrowan Solar Farm reaches full capacity in quick time

Less than 12 months after construction began in northern Victoria and the 102 MW Glenrowan Solar Farm has been completed and commissioned and is now operating at full unconstrained capacity.

Origin presses go on 650 MWh grid-forming battery in Victoria

Origin Energy has issued a notice to proceed to EPC contractor Fluence for its 300 MW / 650 MWh battery energy storage project planned for Mortlake in southwest Victoria, progressing the company’s goal to build its renewables and storage portfolio to 4 GW by 2030.

Equinix unveils 1 MW rooftop system at Melbourne data centre

With assistance from a Victorian government energy efficiency initiative, United States-headquartered digital infrastructure company Equinix has installed a 1 MW rooftop solar system atop one of its Melbourne data centres as it continues to build upon its broader clean energy program.

Record-breaking native demand for Australia’s NEM and Victoria

Thursday, Feb. 22 marked another day in Australia’s energy records, along the Eastern seaboard. The hot and sunny conditions led to notable maximums in energy demand and supply.

RMIT researchers invent water battery with large-scale grid potential

A global team of researchers and industry collaborators, led by RMIT University in Melbourne, have invented recyclable “water batteries” that potentially mitigate safety concerns for large-scale grid energy.

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Renewed focus on electricity network for reliability, climate objectives

As Victorian homeowners call for better grid infrastructure after outages left thousands without power this week, new data from research company Rystad Energy suggests the whole world’s transmission network may be a stumbling block to energy transition.

60 MW Shady Creek Solar Farm wins development approval

Ireland-headquartered Elgin Energy Australia have announced approval from the Victorian government to develop the 60 MW Shady Creek Solar Farm and 60 MW / 120 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS), located on Bayleys Road, Yarragon, Victoria.

A major blackout left 500,000 Victorian homes without power – but it shows our energy system is resilient

Half a million homes and businesses in Victoria were left without power late on Tuesday following a major power outage. While investigations are underway as to what worked well and what fell short of expectations, Roger Dargaville, the
director of the Monash Energy Institute at Monash University, says that the event demonstrated system strength.

Downed Vic power lines spark debate

Six electricity transmission towers in Victoria collapsed on Tuesday, Feb. 13. As a result, there were “widespread power outages” and extremely high power prices – with coal-fired generator Loy Yang A forced to shut down and disconnect from the grid.

Four-hour MREH project attracts $400 million in debt finance, reaches financial close

Renewable energy, Singapore-based infrastructure developer Equis Australia and the State Electricity Commission (SEC) for Victoria have closed landmark $400 million (USD261 million) in debt financing for the construction of Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub’s 200 MW/800 MWh A3 battery energy storage system (BESS).

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