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Apr 22, 2021
Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Key generator Stanwell Corporation has outlined its plans for transitioning to a renewable energy future, including new job descriptions for its coal-fired power plants. At the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit in Gladstone this week, Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda discussed the company’s plans to shift towards renewable energy and storage in the… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Green light for $1.96b wind project

Green light for $1.96b wind project

Acciona has won approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct at Cement Mills in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said the project – involving two windfarms – had received the green light from the State Assessment and Referral Agency. The approval clears the way for the… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone is hosting an energy summit this week, billed as an opportunity for industry heavyweights to discuss how to manage changes to the energy sector across Central Queensland. Electricity companies Stanwell, CleanCo and CS Energy are joining the Energy Futures Summit along with industry players such as local refinery operator Rio Tinto. Representatives from all… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Federal backing for hydrogen and CCS hubs

Federal backing for hydrogen and CCS hubs

The Federal Government is allocating $275.5 million in the upcoming Budget towards developing four ‘clean’ hydrogen production hubs in regional areas. And Gladstone is in the running to host one of the new hubs, along with Bell Bay in Tasmania, the Pilbara region in WA, the La Trobe Valley in Victoria, Whyalla in SA, the Hunter Valley… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Consortium explores hydrogen powertrain

Consortium explores hydrogen powertrain

Establishing a hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain for heavy-duty mobility within the mining sector is the aim of a new consortium. The Hydra Consortium is the result of a joint initiative between leading research organisation Mining3 and low-carbon energy and services provider ENGIE. The consortium says validation of a business case for the powertrain would enable… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

Port deal advances Origin hydrogen plans

A major North Queensland hydrogen project is a step closer with an agreement between Origin Energy and the Port of Townsville. Origin has been working with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries on a 36,500Tpa export liquid hydrogen project to operate out of Townsville. Assistant Minister for Hydrogen Development Lance McCallum said the memorandum of understanding being… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
AGL and Wartsila pair up for hybrid energy solutions

AGL and Wartsila pair up for hybrid energy solutions

AGL is joining forces with Wartsila to deliver large-scale hybrid energy systems for commercial and industrial customers looking to reduce emissions. AGL chief operating officer Markus Brokhof said the partnership was aimed at supporting customers with over 20MW of energy requirements It would allow AGL to offer greater energy solutions as businesses sought to reduce emissions… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Rockhampton is promoting its credentials as an emerging powerhouse for renewable energy developments, with a raft of wind, solar and battery storage projects in the pipeline. Mayor Tony Williams said the building of these new facilities would give the region the opportunity to play an important part in the generation of renewable energy. “Since the… ...

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