Synergy has lost a Supreme Court judgement this week which will require it to pay the owners of the Newgen Power Kwinana power station for periods when the gas plant was ready on standby to supply the grid.
Moving to a flexible price for rooftop solar output will help alleviate pressure on the grid from increasing uptake of the panels, according to a new report, and could be used instead of subsidy schemes currently proposed.
The team behind a planned green hydrogen project to be built near Dongara are hoping to raise $1 billion by the end of the year, while BP is undertaking feasibility on a plant close to Geraldton, less than an hour’s drive north.
Electric vehicles and pumped hydro are high on the federal government’s list of short-term priorities to reduce emissions, a new report shows, as Energy Minister Angus Taylor quietly moves towards an interventionist emissions policy.
Moves by the federal government to broaden the remit of two climate change agencies have been cautiously welcomed by business leaders, with new rules to promote investment into carbon capture and storage following a review of the government’s emissions reduction fund.
A $112 million hybrid microgrid to power Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine has been completed, with 22 megawatts of renewable capacity, a battery, and gas/diesel backup plant in what the company claims is the largest such grid in Australia.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has made its latest contribution to the national hydrogen industry with $1.71 million of funding to BP Australia to progress a feasibility study for its proposed renewable hydrogen and ammonia plant in Geraldton.
Gnangara-based Pacific Energy will acquire Kewdale’s Hybrid Systems Australia as the company positions itself to support an accelerating roll out of new electricity generation technology, such as standalone power systems.