Australia’s AEMC calls for energy pricing and transmission overhaul
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released a new paper outlining a blueprint to coordinate generation and transmission investments. The draft proposal seeks to overhaul wholesale pricing and transmission access to lower electricity costs and the ever-increasing risks inherent in getting new renewable energy generation capacity into the network.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, aemc, Chairman John Pierce
Plummeting lithium price will further dent Ganfeng profits
Beijing’s sudden retreat on electric vehicle subsidies in the summer has caused the value of lithium to hit the floor, with disastrous effects on the balance sheets of Chinese companies which had invested big in supply chains to support anticipated huge demand.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Ganfeng Lithium
Australian agrivoltaics start-up aiming for eventual 1 GW of solar capacity
With sun the common component of solar energy production and agriculture, a new company in northern New South Wales is set to combine the benefits of sowing PV and forage crops in the same soil.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Arizona, Australia, Oceania, North America, Oregon, Ben Wynn
Hydrogen powered mining trucks are coming
The building-sized trucks run on diesel and prompt logistical complications as large amounts of diesel must be shipped to remote mining sites. Attempts to decarbonize the mining sector will have to consider the heavy-duty vehicles.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, America, France, UK, Australia, Engie, Europe, hydrogen, Oceania, Michèle Azalbert, Anglo American
Lyon Group and China Huadian pen pan-Asia renewables-plus-storage deal
Australian renewables investor Lyon Group has penned an agreement with China Huadian Corporation which will see the duo co-develop and invest in power-plus-battery energy storage systems across Australia, China and other Asian markets.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, China, Australia, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, BESS, lyon group, china huadian, jera, co-location, David Green
Australia is boosting shift to commercial EV fleets
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the governments of New South Wales and South Australia, grid operator Ausgrid and insurer NRMA, have awarded almost AU$500,000 to e-mobility start-up Evenergi to help businesses and consumers plan for the electric vehicle revolution.
Oct 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Australia, Oceania, Darren Miller, Ausgrid, NRMA, Dan Hilson
Cubico, Celsia team up to bring large-scale PV boost to Colombia
Colombia’s still-dormant solar scene is poised for a major boost under a new partnership, bringing together a European and a Latin American player.
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Canadian Solar, EDF, South america, Europe, Brazil, Oceania, enel green power, Trina Solar, Mexico, North America, cubico, large-scale pv, Acciona, Colombia, celsia, pension fund
Siemens backs 5 GW green hydrogen plan for Australia
A massive green hydrogen production project has been unveiled in Western Australia with Siemens on board as technology partner. The location has been touted as Australia’s best for solar and wind power generation potential.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, Oceania, Siemens, Terry Kallis, Jeff Connolly, green hydrogen, Macquarie Group
Engie wins 50MWp/300MWh solar-plus-storage duo on Guam
Engie has been hired by Guam’s state electricity utility to build two solar-plus-storage plants with a combined capacity of 50MWp/300MWh on the Micronesian island.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, USA, storage, Engie, auctions, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, North America, tenders, Micronesia, guam, guam power authority, Carlalberto Guglielminotti
Siemens backs Aussie plan to produce hydrogen via 5GW PV-plus-wind complex
Developer Hydrogen Renewables Australia (HRA) and German engineering giant Siemens have unveiled plans for a hydrogen production facility in Western Australia, meant to be powered by a whopping 5GW of wind and solar.
Oct 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hydrogen, Oceania, solar-plus-wind, kalbarri, HRA, Terry Kallis, Jeff Connolly, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Australia’s Horizon to replace overhead network with solar and batteries
A recent project milestone saw the disconnection of properties from overhead lines and will enable 64km of poles and wires to be replaced by off-grid solar-plus-battery solutions.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Storage, Australia, Oceania, aemc, Horizon, Stephanie Unwin
Australia’s Townsville battery gigafactory reaches new milestone
Plans to develop an 18 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in northern Queensland have reached an important milestone with the project feasibility study submitted to the Queensland government.
Oct 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Australia, Oceania, lithium-ion battery, Siemens, Magnis Energy, James Cook University, Edify Energy, Cameron Dick, Durr Megtec, Ausenco
Macquarie to invest in 20 GW pipeline of renewables
With hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and funds under management, Macquarie Group is seeking to amplify its considerable influence, bringing investment and reporting to bear on accelerating climate mitigation and adaptation.
Sep 30, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, macquarie, Shemara Wikramanayake
Solar-plus-storage to provide all the daytime electric needs of nation state
A 6 MW solar plant and 5 MW/2.5 MWh storage system are set to increase the share of renewable electricity on the Pacific island of Nauru from 3% to 47%. The $27 million project is being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Skelec, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, Nauru
ROUND-UP: Solar milestones in Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Nauru
De Raj Group and STC Energy have struck a deal to deploy an 88.371MW solar portfolio near Kiev, in a bid to capitalise on Ukraine’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, ADB, Ukraine, EBRD, Engie, Hungary, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, kazakhstan, Nauru, Micronesia, De Raj Group
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