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Renewables

Nov 19, 2020
Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex Power expects to reach financial close on its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project by the end of 2020 after a series of setbacks. The company missed its September 2020 target date for delivering financial close on the project, which is expecetd to deliver 500 jobs in construction. But chairman Ralph Craven, speaking at the company AGM, said Genex was now in the final stages of negotia...

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Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest dispatchable solar and battery power station in the Northern Terri...

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Sep 30, 2020
QUT research adds shine to  $600m energy project

QUT research adds shine to $600m energy project

Vast Solar has joined forces with the Queensland University of Technology to help optimise its planned $600 million clean energy project in Mount Isa. The North West Queensland Hybrid Power Plant will use concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology based on mirrors. This will be integrated with a solar PV system, a large-scale battery and gas engines. Vast Solar said the new plantâ€...

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Aug 20, 2020
Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

Renewable Energy Zones to help recharge economy

The State Government has committed $145 million for the creation of three Queensland Renewable Energy Zones located in southern, central and northern Queensland. “With the right support from governments, these zones will help connect new renewable energy to our power network, and attract industries wanting new energy to a series of connected commercial and industrial power hubs across the st...

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Jul 21, 2020
Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Renewable energy company Vast Solar has identified Mount Isa as the preferred site for a $600 million dispatchable power project. The 50MW power plant would combine a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, large-scale battery storage and gas engines with solar-thermal power technology developed by the company. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs during a two-year construction phase...

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Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said the project would deliver renewable clean energy to support...

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Mar 20, 2020
Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Two North Queensland solar farms and a wind farm face major output constraints due to “system strength” issues. The Australian Energy Market Operator flagged the problem affecting Mount Emerald Wind Farm, Haughton Solar Farm and Sun Metals Solar Farm in a market notice yesterday. “AEMO and Powerlink are continuing to investigate system strength requirements in North Queensland,...

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