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ACEN secures approval for 1.4 GW / 2.8 GWh battery in Australia

ACEN Australia has secured approval from the New South Wales state government for its expanded battery proposal, making it the largest battery in Australia at 1.4 GW/2.8 GWh. The battery will be built near the company’s 720 MW New England Solar project.

Redflow comissions 30 kWh zinc-bromine flow battery project in Australia

Queensland-based flow battery company, Redflow, has commissioned a 30 kWh zinc-bromine flow battery for the Brisbane City Council.


Renewables curtailment rose by 40% in Australia in 2022, says market operator

Daniel Westerman, the CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), says that renewable curtailment in Australia has risen by approximately 40% from last year.


Australian startup to develop gravity storage tech for mine shafts

Australian gravity storage startup Green Gravity has revealed that it will build a new R&D facility in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Edify Energy switches on 150 MW/300 MW of battery storage in Australia

Construction has been completed on what is now the largest battery system in the Australian state of New South Wales. The 150 MW/300 MWh Riverina and Darlington Point energy storage systems are made up of three co-located units, owned by Federation Asset Management and Edify Energy.

Fire at Australian solar farm

A fire broke out on Monday at the 110 MW Beryl Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, causing damages that are still being assessed. Emergency services were able to quickly bring the blaze under control and the unaffected areas of the solar farm are now back online.


Australian company to explore hydrogen storage in salt caverns

EntX has secured a license to explore salt deposits along the western side of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia for the purpose of hydrogen storage.

Australian developer starts working on 240 MW/480 MWh battery

Renewables developer GMR Energy has started working on a 240 MW/480 MWh battery project in Victoria, Australia.

Australian firm appeals to landowners with new PV development model

The question of where to put new solar projects in Australia is becoming troublesome, as many of the top-choice land parcels for renewables development have been taken. However, RELA Australia says it has a novel solution that levels the playing field between landowners and developers.

Brookfield buys Origin Energy for $12.5 billion

A $12.5 billion (AUD 18.7 billion) takeover deal for Origin Energy has been struck with a consortium led by Canadian giant Brookfield. Brookfield’s vision for Origin Energy involves spending “at least” AUD 20 billion to build new renewables and storage.

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