New ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions

February 18, 2020 8:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Celebrating its official launch on Thursday 20th February at UNSW Sydney, the Australian Research Council’s Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions is a $12 million collaborative research program working across 5 technology focus points: battery technologies including supercapacitors, fuel cells, power-to-gas, virtual storage and the overarching optimisation and integration…

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Akuo will build the largest storage project in the South Pacific

January 20, 2020 3:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In late 2019, Akuo, a global renewable energy independent power producer and developer, and Tonga Power Limited, Tonga Islands grid’s public operator, signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 23.4 MWh / 6 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. This is the second of its kind in Tonga and named “Tonga 2”….

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Energy Leaders launches with Forum in Sydney

December 5, 2019 4:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“A multipronged, collaborative approach is needed for the transition to clean energy”, was a main takeaway from the inaugural Energy Leaders Forum, held at EnergyLab Sydney on 27 November.  This forum was called to discuss the 2020 Vision of Energy and the investment opportunities through 2050 identified by the International…

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Acquisition by 1414 Degrees includes plans for grid scale storage

December 2, 2019 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This month, 1414 Degrees announced that it is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia II Pty Ltd, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta in South Australia. The Aurora Solar Energy Project has SA Government development approval for a 70 MW solar PV farm and 150 MW of…

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Rural Connectivity Group chooses Redflow batteries for off-grid energy storage in New Zealand

November 19, 2019 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The New Zealand Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has chosen Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries to store energy in off-grid telecommunication sites in remote rural locations. Commercial negotiations to establish a direct relationship between RCG and Redflow to purchase batteries are now underway. The RCG was established by the New Zealand Government in…

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ADB to Support New Solar Project in Tuvalu

November 18, 2019 1:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $6 million grant to the Government of Tuvalu to help fund expanded access to modern energy services; improve the quality, reliability, and climate resilience of the energy sector, and reduce the country’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels for power generation, while making the…

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Have your say on new mechanisms to enhance resilience in the power system | AEMC

August 19, 2019 10:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AEMC seeking stakeholder feedback on potential new mechanisms to better manage risks to grid stability. The changing nature of electricity supply and demand, including the influx of variable renewable generation, ageing thermal infrastructure and the rapid growth in consumer-owned distributed energy resources, is creating new risks to the secure operation…

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Round 4 Recipients announced for ACT Next Generation Energy Storage program 

August 8, 2019 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On 1 August 2019 the grant recipients for the fourth round of the Next Generation Energy Storage program were announced.  Under this program, the ACT Government is supporting up to 5,000 battery storage systems in ACT homes and businesses. The successful grant recipients are ActewAGL Retail, Evergen, Solahart and SolarHub. For more details, click here.

The global energy industry comes to Sydney in two weeks

May 30, 2019 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Energy storage has never been a bigger topic in Australia, with the ongoing uptake of renewable energy highlighting the importance and relevance of energy storage and its role in our energy future.   The energy transition is upon us and energy storage has a crucial role to play in Australia’s future…

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Largest behind-the meter commercial battery system in Australia now commissioned

May 27, 2019 6:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The installation of a pioneering solution with 900kWh of vanadium redox flow machines coupled with a 120kW C1-rated lithium battery, is now located on the roof of Monash University’s new Biomedical Learning and Teaching building. Colin Gillam, Australian Regional Manager, redT Energy commented that “the system was installed at the…

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