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May 01, 2021
Major Tarong overhaul project underway

Major Tarong overhaul project underway

A major overhaul project has kicked off at the Tarong power stations complex, south-east of Kingaroy, involving a workforce of 550. Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the Unit 1 shutdown project would run for 50 days and include 14,500 activities. “The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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May 01, 2021
Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

The contribution made by the gas and energy sector to the Surat Basin was recognised at an awards night in Dalby on Thursday. Almost 300 business leaders gathered at the inaugural Surat Basin Energy Awards, hosted by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, to celebrate the energy sector. The awards recognised and rewarded leaders across 13… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Apr 30, 2021
Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon Energy is seeking expressions of interest in the provision of low-carbon or renewable generation services on Thursday Island and at Bamaga, as part of its commitment to decarbonising remote communities. General manager renewables and distributed energy, Glenn Springall, said reducing the reliance on diesel power in isolated communities was good for the environment and… This content is...

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Apr 28, 2021
It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

Genex Power has pushed ‘go’ on the major construction contracts for North Queensland’s $777 million Kidston hydro build. Building the 250MW/2000MWh pumped storage hydro project as well as the electricity infrastructure required to connect it to the grid is tipped to deliver more than 800 new jobs in North Queensland. The company today issued notice… This content is for iQ ...

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Apr 27, 2021
Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell Corporation chief executive officer Richard Van Breda has resigned after comments on the generator’s transition towards renewable energy and storage stemming from the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit. Mr Van Breda was reported in some media outlets as indicating that the company’s coal-fired plants were likely to be retired earlier than their technical end-of-life̷...

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Apr 24, 2021
Power outage adds spark to CopperString push

Power outage adds spark to CopperString push

A major power outage that hit Mount Isa on Friday has been held up as demonstrating why the region needs the CopperString 2.0 project to be built. An operational issue at APA’s Diamantina Power Station complex triggered the outage from just after 9am which affected about 10,000 Ergon Energy customers. KAP leader and member for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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Apr 22, 2021
Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Key generator Stanwell Corporation has outlined its plans for transitioning to a renewable energy future, including new job descriptions for its coal-fired power plants. At the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit in Gladstone this week, Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda discussed the company’s plans to shift towards renewable energy and storage in the… This content is ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Green light for $1.96b wind project

Green light for $1.96b wind project

Acciona has won approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct at Cement Mills in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said the project – involving two windfarms – had received the green light from the State Assessment and Referral Agency. The approval clears the way for the… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Apr 21, 2021
Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone is hosting an energy summit this week, billed as an opportunity for industry heavyweights to discuss how to manage changes to the energy sector across Central Queensland. Electricity companies Stanwell, CleanCo and CS Energy are joining the Energy Futures Summit along with industry players such as local refinery operator Rio Tinto. Representatives from all… This content is for iQ ...

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