Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Prime Minister, has said that Hydro Tasmania will work with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) to study how to increase energy output from Tasmania’s existing hydropower system.
Plans have been revived for a $1.5 billion gas-fired power plant to be built in New South Wales, Australia, among a national debate about energy security.
Power company AGL has announced that it has put a 5 MW virtual solar power station into operation in Adelaide in South Australia.
The South Australian State Government has announced that it will carry out a $550 million investment into electricity infrastructure, including construction of a new $360 million gas-fired power plant.
South Australia’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has said that the South Australian Government should consider buying or leasing a gas-fired electricity generator to help stabilise the state’s power supply.
Leigh Creek Energy has announced that it plans to construct a gas plant at the site of the former Leigh Creek coalmine, 500 km north of Adelaide, South Australia, to produce commercial quantities of pipeline-quality methane.