The Australian Government has approved $1 billion for an expansion of the state-owned power generator Snowy Hydro to back up wind and solar power.
One of the biggest funders of energy projects in Australia said that coal-fired power generation projects were unlikely to be developed unless there was taxpayer funding involved, as investment continues to flow to renewables.
SIMEC ZEN Energy has launched a $1 billion 1 GW dispatchable renewable energy programme, consisting of a number of projects, including cogeneration at the Whyalla steel plant in South Australia.
Alinta Energy has made a formal offer to buy AGL’s Liddell coal-fired power station, in New South Wales, Australia, for AU$250 million.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a 194 MW wind farm complex in Australia, which will combine installation of 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines with a battery energy storage system.
Pacific Energy of Australia has secured an agreement to buy Contract Power Group, which has a value of $90 million.
The South Australian Government has given development approval to construction of the world’s largest solar thermal power plant.
Feasibility studies on the Hydro 2.0 project in Kidston and a hydroelectric power station at Burdekin Falls Dam, both in north Queensland, Australia, have indicated that these projects are viable.
SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 MW solar thermal power station near Port Augusta, South Australia.
APR Energy has announced that it will be using GE TM2500 mobile gas turbine gensets to provide new generation capacity to South Australia ahead of the summer.