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Category: Victorian Government

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Construction underway on Victoria's 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Construction underway on Victoria’s 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.

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Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

240MW Ararat Wind Farm now operating at full capacity, powering 120,000 homes – 37,000 of them in Canberra.

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Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

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Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Hazelwood begins its winding down, with Wednesday to be the last day of generation of the last of the pre-1970 coal fired power stations.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Victoria's energy storage deadlines could rule out solar thermal

Victoria’s energy storage deadlines could rule out solar thermal

Victoria’s quick deadlines for its 100MW energy storage tender could rule out two technologies: pumped hydro and solar thermal.

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Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria’s Andrews govt launches $20m tender for proposals to work with state’s networks to install up to 100MW of grid-scale energy storage by 2018.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Siemens to install co-gen, energy and water efficient technology in $11m state government-backed Museums Victoria upgrade.

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Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Andrews govt launches tender for up to 75MW new solar capacity in north-west Victoria, some of which will power Melbourne tram network.

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Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

The new Victorian feed-in tariff announced today marks an important turning point in the struggle for recognition of the real value of distributed renewable energy.