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Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Two very different storage technologies – one old, one new; one that takes years to build, one that can be built ‘within 100 days (or it’s free)’. How else do they differ, and is there a place for both?

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Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland govt reasserts commitment to 50% RET, and its independence from federal government, with $1.6bn plan.

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Queensland looks to hydro power plans for Burdekin in state's north

Queensland looks to hydro power plans for Burdekin in state’s north

Palaszczuk government investigating feasibility of 50MW, or bigger, hydro power station at Burdekin Falls Dam.

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Plunging battery costs raise doubts over Tasmania's $3 billion hydro plans

Plunging battery costs raise doubts over Tasmania’s $3 billion hydro plans

Tasmania’s grand plans to spend $3 billion on pumped hydro and new links to become the “renewable battery” of Australia may be undone by the plunging cost of battery storage.

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Battery storage already competitive with pumped hydro, says ARENA

Battery storage already competitive with pumped hydro, says ARENA

ARENA says battery storage as cheap as pumped hydro – for smaller storage projects. But both will be needed in a high renewable grid.

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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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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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CEFC, French bank, tip $100m debt into Kidston 50MW solar farm

CEFC, French bank, tip $100m debt into Kidston 50MW solar farm

Phase one of plans to turn disused Queensland gold mine into massive solar and pumped hydro storage project reaches financial close.

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Turnbull hypes energy storage, sends mixed message on renewables

Turnbull hypes energy storage, sends mixed message on renewables

The PM’s call to arms on energy storage R&D is a welcome sign of forward policy thinking on renewables. Or is it?

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Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Genex Power will begin construction of the solar array at its Kidston pumped hydro project after securing debt and ARENA funding.

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Kidston solar and pumped hydro plant clears another hurdle

Kidston solar and pumped hydro plant clears another hurdle

Genex Power to begin “financing activities” for planned solar and pumped hydro plant, after a feasibility study provided the all-clear to develop the unique project.