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Construction begins at hybrid wind, battery storage project in Australia

Renew Economy: The first of 56 turbines that will make up the nearly 200MW wind power component of Neoen’s Bulgana Green Power Hub is being installed, marking a new milestone for the ground-breaking hybrid renewables and battery storage project in Victoria. The project, which broke ground at the site of an old gold mine in […]

January 23, 2019 Read More →

New Victoria wind farm could supply 10% of Australian state’s electricity

The Guardian: The managing director of a company that plans to construct Victoria’s largest windfarm says the project will supply enough power to replace up to a third of the generation of the decommissioned Hazelwood power station at less than $50/MWh. The Victorian government has granted a planning permit for WestWind Energy’s $1.5bn Golden Plains […]

January 14, 2019 Read More →
Australia’s East Coast Electricity Grid Is Over-Dependent on Sub-Critical Coal and in Need of Reform

Australia’s East Coast Electricity Grid Is Over-Dependent on Sub-Critical Coal and in Need of Reform

A report we’ve published today Sub-Critical Australia: Risks From Imbalance in the Australian National Electricity Market,” concludes that Australia’s outdated east coast electricity grid (NEM) is over-reliant on sub-critical generation and in need of modernizing. Our research shows that the National Electricity Market (NEM) in Australia is dominated by sub-critical electricity generators that are in […]

The Australian National Electricity Market: Old, Oversupplied and Vulnerable

Regulators Should Be Planning Now for a Wave of Coal-Fired Plant Closings

The coal-fired energy industry in Australia is an especially dirty form of electricity generation, and is well past its prime by industry technology standards. Some background: The Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) is the wholesale electricity spot market through which generators and retailers trade electricity. It is run by the Australian Energy Market Operator, and […]

August 4, 2015 Read More →