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May 13, 2021
EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

The proponents behind the $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) are calling for expressions of interest from contractors. State Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the call was out for Queenslanders to build what could be Australia’s largest hybrid generator, generating 50 megawatts of cleaner, cheaper energy. Publicly… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon Energy is seeking expressions of interest in the provision of low-carbon or renewable generation services on Thursday Island and at Bamaga, as part of its commitment to decarbonising remote communities. General manager renewables and distributed energy, Glenn Springall, said reducing the reliance on diesel power in isolated communities was good for the environment and… ...

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Apr 28, 2021
It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

Genex Power has pushed ‘go’ on the major construction contracts for North Queensland’s $777 million Kidston hydro build. Building the 250MW/2000MWh pumped storage hydro project as well as the electricity infrastructure required to connect it to the grid is tipped to deliver more than 800 new jobs in North Queensland. The company today issued notice… ...

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Apr 27, 2021
Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell Corporation chief executive officer Richard Van Breda has resigned after comments on the generator’s transition towards renewable energy and storage stemming from the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit. Mr Van Breda was reported in some media outlets as indicating that the company’s coal-fired plants were likely to be retired earlier than their technical end-of-life̷...

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Apr 21, 2021
Green light for $1.96b wind project

Green light for $1.96b wind project

Acciona has won approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct at Cement Mills in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said the project – involving two windfarms – had received the green light from the State Assessment and Referral Agency. The approval clears the way for the… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Rockhampton is promoting its credentials as an emerging powerhouse for renewable energy developments, with a raft of wind, solar and battery storage projects in the pipeline. Mayor Tony Williams said the building of these new facilities would give the region the opportunity to play an important part in the generation of renewable energy. “Since the… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Mar 31, 2021
Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Genex Power has announced another milestone for its 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project, reaching project document contractual close. It has also issued notice to proceed to Powerlink to enable work to commence on development on the new 186km 275kV transmission line from Kidston to a new switching station to be constructed at Mount Fox…. ...

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