UPC\AC Renewables Australia’s 720MW New England solar farm plus 400MWh battery cleared for connection by network provider Transgrid.
Fluence proposes two big batteries – each of 250MW – to upgrade the capacity between the two biggest electricity markets in Australia, NSW and Victoria.
The 200MW Sunraysia solar farm in NSW faces further delays as contractor reveals rare insight into nature of disputes that have afflicted the large scale solar industry.
Zinc refinery and solar farm owner Sun Metals pans “system strength” rules, saying they are slow, ad hoc, lack transparency, add costs and discourage investment in large scale wind and solar.
Spark looks to add battery storage to Bomen solar farm, and expand capacity, and is also on lookout for wind and solar projects as international developers retreat from market.
Storms hit main link between Queensland and NSW, forcing prices to run negative for four consecutive days and large scale solar farms to switch off en masse.
Transgrid CEO Paul Italiano discusses new upgrade and the challenge – putting square pegs in round holes – of negotiating Australia’s complex regulatory regime.
AER fast-tracks approval for $218M upgrade to NSW-QLD interconnector to strengthen electricity supplies in a post-Liddell grid.
Big batteries seen as key to provide smarter and cheaper alternatives to upgrade transmission links between states and fast-track transition to wind and solar.
Bomen solar farm dodges delays affecting other projects and begins production more or less on schedule.