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Renewables

Apr 09, 2021
Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Rockhampton is promoting its credentials as an emerging powerhouse for renewable energy developments, with a raft of wind, solar and battery storage projects in the pipeline. Mayor Tony Williams said the building of these new facilities would give the region the opportunity to play an important part in the generation of renewable energy. “Since the… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Mar 23, 2021
Next step for Epuron’s Specimen Hill wind plans

Next step for Epuron’s Specimen Hill wind plans

Renewable energy company Epuron is preparing a development application for the proposed Specimen Hill Wind Farm, about 25km north-east of Biloela in Central Queensland. The company said the onsite technical studies required for the application were nearing completion and it was establishing agreements with the site Traditional Owners including the Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang…...

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Mar 22, 2021
Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Vast Solar has signed a joint development agreement with Stanwell Corporation for its $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project. The agreement includes funding for a $10 million feasibility study for the proposed dispatchable renewable energy project in Mount Isa. “This is a major step forward for the project and the North West Minerals… ...

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Feb 05, 2021
Ensham mine in solar farm proposal

Ensham mine in solar farm proposal

Idemitsu Australia Resources has submitted a development application for a 90MW solar farm to power operations at the Ensham mine, outside Emerald. The company said the proposed solar farm would be developed in three stages on land owned by Idemitsu adjacent to the coal mine. The solar farm project would create up to 150 jobs… ...

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Jan 12, 2021
Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Pure Hydrogen Corporation and HYZON Motors have agreed to collaborate on the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling points in Australia. Pure Hydrogen Corporation, a Real Energy subsidiary, was established in 2020 to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland…. ...

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Nov 27, 2020
Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Major power and gas player Origin Energy aims to start front-end engineering design work in 2021 for a green liquid hydrogen plant at Townsville. The company is collaborating with Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries on the North Queensland project, and they completed a feasibility study this year. “This project is one of the largest and… ...

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Nov 19, 2020
Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex Power expects to reach financial close on its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project by the end of 2020 after a series of setbacks. The company missed its September 2020 target date for delivering financial close on the project, which is expecetd to deliver 500 jobs in construction. But chairman Ralph Craven, speaking at the… ...

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Nov 04, 2020
Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Australia’s largest wind farm, the $850 million Coopers Gap project in Queensland, is to undergo major repairs after faults were found during commissioning. Project operator AGL said in a statement today that one of the 123 wind turbines would have to be replaced as well as a number of generators. GE CATCON was appointed by… ...

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