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Feb 05, 2021
Kidston connection deal paves way for 400 jobs

Kidston connection deal paves way for 400 jobs

Genex Power has welcomed a $147 million State Government pledge that will see its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project hooked up to the national grid. The transmission line for the North Queensland power project is expected to support more than 400 new jobs during its construction. It will be built, owned and operated by Powerlink… ...

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Nov 04, 2020
Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink is tapping directly into weather wisdom for better transmission network planning through a new partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the innovative partnership signalled Powerlink’s commitment to working with the Bureau over the next three years to access specialised knowledge and data, and deliver targeted research. “This partnership&...

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Sep 25, 2020
Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Setback for pumped hydro project timetable

Genex Power is working to finalise financing for its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project after a the State Government this week reaffirmed its commitment of $132 million towards transmission infrastructure. The 250MW energy project, being built at the old Kidston gold mine site, has a total construction pricing of about $600 million, excluding transmission costs,… ...

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Sep 22, 2020
Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex Power has secured land adjacent to Powerlink’s Bouldercombe substation near Rockhampton for its large-scale battery storage project. The energy company said it intended to fast-track the development and would seek to have the project operational in the first half of 2022. Genex has also selected its preferred battery supplier following a competitive tender process,… ...

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Jul 15, 2020
Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that Powerlink had fired up construction works across the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions. The three projects are: replace ageing primary plant and secondary… ...

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Jun 01, 2020
Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Helicopters are taking to the skies to inspect Powerlink Queensland’s electricity network in North Queensland throughout June and July. This work involves inspections and crew tower transfer operations in areas including Townsville, Lynam, Pinnacles, Kelso, Alice River, Paluma, Koombooloomba, Kirrama, Glen Ruth, Wairuna, Mount Fox, Hervey Range, Dotswood and Valley of Lagoons (weather permitting)....

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May 20, 2020
New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

Powerlink Queensland has a new chief executive coming onboard next month. Professor Paul Simshauser has been appointed to lead the government-owned corporation that owns and operates Queensland’s transmission network. Professor Simshauser brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry across the public and private sectors. He is the executive general manager – energy marke...

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May 06, 2020
Powerlink study tackles system strength constraints

Powerlink study tackles system strength constraints

A Powerlink Queensland study looking to tackle a key challenge for renewable energy projects connecting to the grid has attracted $490,629 in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The $922,000 Powerlink Cost-Effective System Strength Study kicked off in August 2019 and is expected to be complete this year. It is focused on at… ...

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Apr 24, 2020
Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

A $10 million project is kicking off in Rockhampton next week rejuvenating a decades-old transmission line and 37 towers.   Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the work was due to start on Tuesday (28 April) and would cover a stretch between Egans Hill and Rockhampton substations.   “Jobs and investment in maintaining a&n...

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