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WA to target 2 GWh of dispatchable capacity with first CIS tender

Applications for the first West Australian tender under the Commonwealth government’s recently expanded Capacity Investment Scheme will open mid-year with an initial target of 2 GWh of renewable energy storage projects.

GenusPlus tapped for Pilbara transmission project

Fortescue has awarded energy infrastructure provider GenusPlus Group two contracts worth a combined $50 million to deliver transmission infrastructure as the mining giant works to decarbonise its iron ore operations in Western Australia.

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Traditional land owners push ahead with 3 GW mega project in WA’s Pilbara

A Western Australian Aboriginal corporation’s plan to create one of the country’s largest renewable energy projects has reached a new milestone with the registration of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement for the planned 3 GW project by the National Native Title Tribunal.

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Horizon expands software rollout to enable more regional rooftop solar

Solar access will be expanded throughout regional Western Australia with state-owned energy provider Horizon Power announcing plans to roll out “state-of-the-art” internet-connected technology that will help balance energy on regional microgrids.

Pilbara Minerals teams with Chinese battery giant on lithium plant project

Australia is among the countries being considered to host a large-scale battery-grade lithium processing plant after Perth-based resources company Pilbara Minerals struck a deal with Chinese battery metals giant Ganfeng Lithium.

Miner turns to Maverick technology in search for ‘green gold’

Modular solar array manufacturer 5B has commenced construction of the solar component of an 89.7 MW hybrid microgrid that will help power mining company Bellevue Gold’s namesake gold mine in Western Australia with at times up to 100% renewables.

Horizon puts battery technologies to test at regional WA microgrids

Western Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power will trial two novel long-duration energy storage technologies – including a zinc-bromine flow battery provided by Queensland manufacturer Redflow – as it seeks to identify new energy storage solutions for off-grid communities dealing with high levels of solar and extreme weather.

Electric excavator edging diesel alternative at Fortescue mine site

Mining and energy major Fortescue says the performance of an electric excavator operating at its Cloudbreak mine site in Western Australia’s is continuing to improve but is at times already performing better than its diesel equivalent.

AVL produces first battery-ready vanadium electrolyte

Perth-based resources company Australian Vanadium Limited has executed another element of its planned ‘pit to battery’ strategy, producing the first battery-ready vanadium electrolyte at its new manufacturing facility in Western Australia.

Traditional owners-led giga-scale green hydrogen project lands federal backing

Plans to develop a $3 billion green hydrogen and ammonia project in the far north of Western Australia have been boosted with the federal government tipping in more than $1.6 million to support a feasibility study that will explore the potential of the giga-scale project.

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