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Renewables improve reliability outlook for Australia’s main grid

Australia’s power supply has improved, as new solar and wind capacity are making summer blackouts less likely, says the Australian Energy Market Operator. Timely commissioning of new generation, storage and transmission investment will be critical, given the nation’s aging coal fleet and looming plant closures.

Enphase inverters added to Ikea’s turnkey solar offer in Australia

The California-based energy technology company has announced that its microinverters have been selected for Solargain’s turnkey solar offerings in Australia, including the retailer’s offer in collaboration with the Swedish furniture giant.

UK infrastructure investor reports losses on Australian PV assets

In its first-half earnings report, John Laing revealed that it has suffered substantial losses, mainly due to performance issues related to its renewable energy projects.

Edify Energy connects Australia’s largest PV farm to troubled section of grid

The 275 MW (AC)/333 MW (DC) Darlington Point Solar Farm features two synchronous condensers.

Western Australia’s largest PV project now operational

Risen Energy’s 132 MW Merredin Solar Farm has been connected to the Western Australian grid.

Solar, wind, storage investment collapses in Australia as risks on developers grow

A new analysis by the Clean Energy Council reveals a dramatic fall in the number of large-scale renewable energy projects committed in the second quarter of 2020, with just three projects representing 410 MW of new capacity reaching financial close – the lowest level since 2017.

Australian utility unveils gigawatt-scale battery storage plan

In addition to 330 MW of batteries already announced, AGL has unveiled a plan for another 850 MW of grid-scale storage, the bulk of which will be installed alongside its Liddell coal-fired power plant.

Australian gas supplier signs green hydrogen deal with Hyundai

Utility Jemena has agreed to produce hydrogen gas for Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters in greater Sydney from early 2021.

PPA-linked 120 MW solar park goes online in Australia

The 120 MW solar project near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, the first renewable energy asset in the portfolio of network owner Spark Infrastructure, has achieved a critical milestone in the face of market challenges and delays.

Chevron turns to renewables to power Australian operations

The power company has announced it will build 500 MW of renewable energy projects to power some of its global facilities under a four-year agreement with Canada’s Algonquin Power & Utilities.