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Australian pumped storage project moves forward
Australasian renewable energy operator Tilt Renewables has announced that a new 300MW, 1350MWh pumped storage project at Highbury is moving to the approvals phase
Meridian Energy to buy Australian hydro plants
Meridian Energy could take over ownership of three hydropower station in Australia following a recent agreement with Trustpower Limited.
Snowy Hydro expansion is feasible says study
A feasibility study undertaken by Australian firm Snowy Hydro has confirmed that plans for the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible,...
Genex secures further funds from ARENA
Genex Power Limited has secured further Federal Government funding of up to $5 million via a funding agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the Kidston Stage...
Generator replacement planned for Snowy Hydro’s highest scheme
Australian power generator Snowy Hydro, working with Andritz Hydro, is to commence detailed design work for the replacement of the generator in unit one at the Guthega Power Station –...
Queensland LNP promises new dam build in election campaign
A number of new dams could be built in Queensland, Australia, if the Liberal National Party (LNP) wins the state election on 25 November.
Aurecon and Entura to support Sideling Creek Dam upgrade
Aurecon and Entura are partnering to deliver detailed design advisory services to Queensland bulk water authority Seqwater for a project to upgrade Sideling Creek Dam. The...
Genex gets green light to move to due diligence for Kidston projects
Plans to develop large-scale solar and hydro pumped storage projects at Kidston in North Queensland, Australia, have taken a major step forward with news that developer Genex...
SMEC engaged to study Snowy Mountains hydro expansion
Snowy Hydro has selected engineering firm SMEC to assist with the feasibility study of the proposed Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme expansion project (Snowy 2.0), the first...
Govt planning hydro expansion in Tasmania
The Australian Government has unveiled plans to expand the hydropower system in Tasmania, including investigating new pumped storage potential and investigating the expansion of...
Turnbull Government planning to double Snowy Hydro output
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to add 2000MW to the Snowy Hydro scheme – doubling output at the project – in a bid to secure the countries energy future.
Hydro Tasmania expecting $90 million loss from energy supply challenge
Hydro Tasmania has announced that it is expecting to take a loss of $90 million following a period of record low inflows from September 2015 to April 2016, coupled with the failure of...
Basslink returns to service
Australia’s Basslink interconnector has returned to service, six months after the undersea cable failed.
Renewables currently powering Tasmania
Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered by renewable energy for the first time this year, Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Costs increase for Ruataniwha scheme in New Zealand, but more jobs and income predicted
A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand forecasts more than 3500 ongoing jobs will be created and tens of millions...
Hydro Tasmania’s water levels below 15%
Water levels in Hydro Tasmania’s reservoirs currently stand at 14.8%, with the Tasmanian Government announcing it is turning to diesel to ensure energy security during the...
Plans reviewed to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in New Zealand is reviewing an action plan from Eastland Group outlining the steps it will take to resolve the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam...
Power stations return to service following Fire
Two of three power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in Tasmania’s north-west have been returned to service, Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Mersey Forth stations returning to service following fire
Power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in Tasmania’s north west are being progressively returned to service, Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has announced.
Fires posed no threat to energy supply, says Hydro Tasmania
Fires currently burning near power generation assets have posed no threat to energy supply, Australian utility Hydro Tasmania said in a statement.