An international consortium planning to build a 50 GW renewable energy hub in Australia’s southwest has signed an early agreement with Korea’s largest electricity utility to advance the development of what would be one of the world’s largest green hydrogen production facilities.
Western Australian government-owned utility Synergy will offer free electricity to eligible customers in a move that is designed in part to help counter challenges the state’s main power grid faces when rooftop solar generation is high and demand for energy in the system is low.
The Western Australian government has moved to fast track the approvals process for green energy projects with a new cross-agency pathway for environmental assessments forecast to reduce project approval timeframes.
Western Australia’s virtual power plant Project Symphony pilot has been boosted by the commission of a new community battery in the Perth suburb of Harrisdale.
With increasing numbers of resources companies turning to renewable energy to cut costs and carbon emissions, independent power producer Pacific Energy has been awarded a contract to deliver a combined 62 MW of wind and solar generation and battery energy storage to help power a gold mine in remote Western Australia.
BHP is planning to install more than 500 MW additional wind and solar power backed by battery energy storage in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the next seven years as it looks to slash the use of gas and diesel in its iron ore operations.
Sydney company Key Energy has installed a three-phase flywheel energy storage system at a residence east of Perth, WA. The 8 kW / 32 kWh system was installed over two days in an above-ground enclosure, dramatically cutting the time needed to install the flywheel system.
French renewables developer Neoen has won a 197 MW / 4-hour duration storage contract with AEMO. The contract pertains to the Collie big battery in WA’s south west, with Stage 1 to be operating commercially by October 2024.
Danish investment group Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has ramped up its green hydrogen ambitions, acquiring a strategic stake in Europe-headquartered renewables developer CWP Global’s development portfolio of ultra-large-scale green hydrogen hubs, including projects in Australia.
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