Energy

Nov 14, 2018
Report targets hydrogen’s potential

Report targets hydrogen’s potential

Australia is poised to take a world-leading role in producing low-emissions hydrogen, according to Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matthew Canavan. Senator Canavan said the 2018 World Energy Outlook report had identified Australia as a major player in the production of hydrogen. He said Australia’s existing infrastructure and expertise in hydrogen, as well as established and e...

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Nov 05, 2018
Special status for renewable energy hub

Special status for renewable energy hub

The State Government has declared Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) a Coordinated Project, clearing the pathway to finalise approvals. “This declaration is recognition of the significant positive benefits that the project will have to the region and state, and coming on the heels of the recently announced Development Approval provides further support ...

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Sep 12, 2018
Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Two 200-tonne electricity transformers have arrived at Cooranga North near Kingaroy to help connect AGL’s Coopers Gap wind farm to the grid. CATCON is responsible for the $850 million project’s construction, while GE will supply and install its 123 wind turbines. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said special trucks were required transport the transformers more than 260km from the Port of Bri...

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Sep 11, 2018
Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Genex Power has appointed Entura as owner’s engineer (OE) for the Stage 2 development at its planned $1 billion Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in North Queensland. Entura will will undertake detailed design and engineering verification as well as providing construction and commissioning advice during the Project implementation phase, working closely with the Engineering, Procurement and Constructi...

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Aug 21, 2018
Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

The first turbines are starting to turn at the 180MW Mount Emerald wind farm near Mareeba. They are undergoing a staged testing and commissioning process ahead of the $360 million project achieving full commercial operation in November. Project developer Ratch Australia Corporation described the testing as a significant milestone, saying it announced Mount Emerald’s “electrification” and fo...

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Aug 09, 2018
CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

CSIRO announces hydrogen fuel breakthrough

Breakthrough membrane technology from CSIRO has paved the way for low-emissions hydrogen from Australia to supply fuel cell vehicles worldwide. CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall was one of the first to ride in the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo vehicles powered by ultra-high purity hydrogen, produced in Queensland using the membrane technology. “This is a watershed moment for energy, and w...

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Jun 20, 2018
Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Genex Power has secured a term sheet for up to $516 million in concessional finance from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to support its Kidston Stage 2 project in north Queensland. The company has already commissioned Stage 1 (K1), a 50MW solar project at the former Kidston gold mine. Stage 2 includes a planned 250MW pumped storage hydro project, combined with up to 270MW fu...

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Dec 04, 2017
Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Electricity produced from the Kidston Solar Stage 1 Project is now being transmitted into the National Electricity Market. Genex Power announced today that, following successful transformer energisation of the project in late November, it had now generated its first revenue. “The project has now transitioned from being technically operational to commercially active. This ground-breaking milest...

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