AGL unveils new pumped hydro proposal for NSW, and flags a new battery storage plan for households as it prepares for energy transition.
Sanjeev Gupta’s plans to combine solar, batteries and pumped hydro emerge as the biggest challenge to the coal industry’s hopes in the government tender for 24/7 power.
Major study from CSIRO and AEMO shows cost of new wind and solar – even with hours of storage – is “unequivocally” cheaper than coal.
Genex brings in EnergyAustralia as potential partner to unique solar-pumped hydro facility in north Queensland, although the solar component will be delayed.
NSW has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to options for pumped hydro and support for a renewables-dominated grid.
Snowy board gives tick of approval to Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme, but final call remains with government owner, and Coalition not saying if the project stacks up.
Snowy Hydro refuses to identify the winning bids for the “game changing” wind and solar tender, and argues that the transmission costs of its proposed pumped hydro plan should not be subject to normal regulatory review.
Latest Lazard report shows wind and solar now beating existing and fully depreciated fossil fuel generators on costs, and battery storage is also falling.
Origin Energy’s bid to nearly double capacity of Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Storage Scheme in NSW has won $2m in federal government funding.
Genex gets all clear to add 250MW pumped hydro storage to solar – and perhaps wind – at old Kidston gold mine in north Qld.