australia

August 9, 2021
Major Australian energy retailer AGL has contracted Finnish technology company Wärtsilä to supply a battery energy storage system (BESS) for a 250MW / 250MWh project at Torrens Island, South Australia.
August 6, 2021
Grant funding is being made available to help commercialise “emerging, innovative and transformative” renewable energy technologies and projects by the state government of Victoria, Australia.
August 6, 2021
Approval has been granted for a 150MWh battery storage retrofit at a Queensland solar farm under development by Elliott Green Power Australia (EGP), a solar investment fund group currently seeking to sell off its assets and exit the industry.
August 2, 2021
Solar and solar-plus-storage systems will be installed at two nickel mines in Western Australia for BHP, a supplier to Tesla, while a Rio Tinto ilmenite mine in Madagascar will be powered by a solar-wind-storage hybrid plant.
July 30, 2021
Update 2 August 2021 (2): The fire was declared under control at 3:05pm local time today, CFA said.
July 28, 2021
The city council of Melbourne, Australia, has committed AU$300,000 from its 2021 budget to fund a pilot scheme which could lead to the rollout of 5MW of community battery storage systems by 2024.
July 22, 2021
Australia’s federal government has committed millions of dollars in grants to companies involved in lithium battery and vanadium redox flow battery value chains, as part of a wider pledge to support resources and critical minerals sectors in the country.
July 21, 2021
Renewable energy company Maoneng has made public its plans for a 240MWp / 480MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) which it has proposed to build in Victoria, Australia.
July 19, 2021
Recognising the importance of energy storage for decarbonising and securing Australia’s energy system in the coming years, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published two new sets of market rules.
July 19, 2021
There’s still a disconnect between what’s achievable and what is actually being achieved in the drive to decarbonise. Despite a boom in renewable energy generation, Australia’s government line is instead commitment to “a gas-fired recovery”. That commitment is a dangerous one, says Lillian Patterson of the Clean Energy Council.

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