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Victoria urged to aim for 100 pct renewables by 2030 after parliamentary report – EQ Mag Pro

The Victorian government being called on to aim higher with its renewable energy targets, after a parliamentary inquiry found the state was well placed to overachieve on its renewable energy targets. A parliamentary inquiry into Victoria’s use of renewable energy published its final report on Thursday, detailing how the state had made strong progress towards […]

Renewable energy generation accounts for 25-29% of total power amid rising demand – EQ Mag Pro

Maoneng gets grid approval for Victoria’s newest “biggest battery” – EQ Mag Pro

Victoria has moved another step closer to adding a new “biggest battery” to its network, after a 240MW/480MWh stand-alone energy storage project proposed by Maoneng for the Mornington Peninsula gained grid connection assessment approval. Renewables developer Maoneng says it has been given the all clear to connect the proposed Mornington BESS to AusNet’s existing Tyabb […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro

AusNet proposes the first industry-led, 10GW renewable zone in Victoria – EQ Mag Pro

Transmission group Ausnet has revealed plans for a 10GW renewable energy zone in Victoria’s Gippsland region, in what it says would be the first “industry led” renewable energy zone in Australia. Renewable energy zones are now seen as crucial to the massive roll out of wind, solar and storage required to transition Australia’s grid from […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro

Victoria sets 9GW offshore wind goal in Australia – EQ Mag Pro

State government also plans interim targets of 2GW by 2032 and 4GW by 2035 The Australian state of Victoria plans to have 9GW of offshore wind capacity installed of its coast by 2040. The state’s Labor Government today published the ‘Victorian Offshore Wind Policy Directions Paper’, which also set interim targets of 2GW by 2032 […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro

Victoria State Launches 600-MW Renewables Tender – EQ Mag Pro

The Victorian government on Tuesday launched the second Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction that will back at least 600 MW of new renewable energy capacity in the state. The auction will help the government achieve its objective of 100% renewable electricity for government operations by 2025. The projects supported will ensure renewable power supply […]

HPCL Issue Tender for Supply of SOLAR INSTALLATION – EQ Mag Pro

Solar Victoria Opens Portal for Australia’s First EV Subsidy

Solar Victoria has opened for registrations of interest to the state’s $3,000 electric vehicle rebate, revealing more of the details of the country’s first direct EV subsidy, which will be available for pure electric and hydrogen cars costing less than $68,740. Victoria’s Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy is being run by Solar Victoria, the body […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro

Victoria puts out call for virtual power plants with rooftop solar and batteries

The Victoria Labor government is launching a new pilot program that will create “virtual power plants” that will bundle together the excess energy from the state’s growing amount of rooftop solar installations and household battery storage units. Energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the state is seeking expressions of interest in the program from companies with […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro

Australia prepares to open fast frequency response ancillary services market

The 30MW / 30MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System, inaugurated in October 2018 and welcomed by Lily D’Ambrosio, Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (centre). Image: State of Victoria Government. The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has drafted a new rule to enable the provision of fast frequency response services to help keep […]

Can thermal storage fire up the net-zero transition? – EQ Mag Pro

Toyota presses Australia to promote roll-out of hydrogen fuel stations

MELBOURNE – Toyota Motor Corp on Monday opened its first commercial hydrogen fuel pump site in the Australian state of Victoria, urging the government to encourage the rollout of more sites to boost the take-up of cleaner cars. The automaker is bringing in 20 of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars to Australia in April, […]

Government has announced a National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) in 2021, to develop Hydrogen as a fuel for transportation – EQ Mag Pro

Australians installed 31,000 batteries in 2020, led by households

Australian households led the installation of more than 31,000 battery energy storage systems around the country in 2020, a 20 per cent jump on total numbers in 2019, despite – or perhaps because of – the impact of Covid-19. The latest data from solar analytics group SunWiz shows the global pandemic failed to dampen enthusiasm […]

Gravity storage start-up says it has “multi gigawatt hour” plans for Australian zinc refiner – EQ Mag Pro