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AGL trials solar power trading platform in Victoria

AGL has developed an energy trading platform, which is being tried among its customers in Victoria. The new trading system allows households to sell their excess solar power and save money or help others save on their electricity bills.

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Australia’s largest battery retrofitted to solar farm powers up in Gannawarra

The 25 MW / 50 MWh Tesla battery collocated with the 60 MW Gannawarra Solar Farm has been officially commissioned, as the second of the two grid-scale batteries that will provide support to the Victorian grid by the start of this summer. The Gannawarra project is Australia’s largest integrated solar and battery facility.

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Electrical Trades Union issues ‘stop to work’ on RCR Tomlinson Victorian projects

The Victorian Branch of the Electrical Trades Union has called on RCR Tomlinson to “immediately pay arrears” owed to contractors in Victorian projects. The union has questioned reports that PV projects, such as the Wemen Solar Farm, are nearing completion.

Victoria: Second big battery commissioned ahead of schedule, Gannawarra and Wemen Solar Farm now operating

Only weeks after Victoria’s first big battery was unveiled in Ballarat, the retrofitted 25MW/50MWh Tesla powerpack battery at the Gannawarra Solar Farm was commissioned ahead of schedule, confirms Germany’s Wirsol Energy. The developer’s major solar projects in Victoria have reached milestones: the 60 MW Ganawarra Solar Farm has successfully passed all commissioning tests, and the 110 MW Wemen Solar Farm has been connected to the grid.

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50% VRET by 2030 pledged

Half of Victoria’s energy could come from renewable energy source, as the Labor government has vowed to expand the state’ renewable energy target from 40% in 2025 to 50% in 2030, if re-elected.

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Victorian Labor unveils solar renter scheme

Victorian renters could be able to access rooftop solar power in a new scheme for renters unveiled by Labor leader Daniel Andrews and Lily D’Ambrosio. The announcement, made at Gippsland Solar in the LaTrobe Valley today, would provide $82 million in rebates over 10 years, targeting an initial 50,000 homes.

Victoria’s first big battery unveiled in Ballarat

The 30 MW / 30 MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System has been officially commissioned by the Victorian Labor government, as the first of the two grid-scale batteries that will provide support to the Victorian grid by the start of this summer.

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New microgrid project to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables

The Victorian Labor government is providing funding to a new microgrid project in Yackandandah, to help cut energy bills for local residents and help the community achieve their 100% renewable energy target.

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Total Eren seeks to expand Victoria’s biggest solar farm to 450 MWp

After addressing grid connection challenges, the French renewables giant has launched construction on the 256.5 MWp Kiamal Solar Farm. It is now looking to add a second stage of up to 194 MWp, and is exploring commercial options for the approved 380 MWh of energy storage.

ARENA backs Monash University microgrid trial

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced it was partnering with Monash University and software provider Indra Australia to trial a microgrid on Monash’s Clayton campus in Melbourne. The microgrid will cover 100% of the campuses’ electricity needs with renewable energy.

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