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Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
01 September, 2020
A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has...
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Voith and Snowy Hydro collaborate to create smart hydropower plant
Monday, August 17, 2020 by Snowy Hydro’s Murray 1 power station in Australia is to be digitally transformed with the installation of OnCare.Acoustic and Digital Health Assessments from Voith.

Sunwater offers digital open days for dams
Friday, July 24, 2020 by Australian utility Sunwater is offering people the chance to find out about some of the most important dams in state of Queensland through a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in the next three months, with Northern Australia Infrastructure...

NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with the news that New South Wales Government has approved the main works for Australia’s biggest energy storage project.

SMEC to lead Business Case for $4B Hells Gates dam and irrigation scheme
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by SMEC has begun work as Lead Consultant on the Business Case for the A$4 billion Hells Gates Irrigation Scheme in Northern Queensland, Australia.

Meridian adds more energy to Lake Pukaki
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Meridian Energy has said it is increasing New Zealand’s renewable energy potential by unlocking access to additional storage at Lake Pukaki, the country’s largest storage lake. Access...

Storage level reduced at Paradise Dam to aid stability work
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The storage level of Paradise Dam near Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, is being reduced ahead of the 2019/20 wet season, allowing works to proceed to improve the dam’s...

Australia addresses tailings storage management with new publication
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Australia’s minerals industry has announced the release of the Australian Mining Tailings Communique, which it is hoped will encourage best practice in governance, information sharing...

Further project approvals for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
Monday, June 17, 2019 by Genex Power Limited has announced it has received Generator Performance Standards (GPS) approval from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for the Kidston Pumped Storage...

Hydro Tasmania sponsorship supports women in engineering
Saturday, June 01, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has said it is continuing to build its commitment to workplace diversity with the sponsorship of two scholarships to support women in engineering.

Voith wins contract on Snowy 2.0
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Voith is to equip the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project in Australia with electrical and mechanical power plant components after signing a contract with the Future Generation...

New pumped storage planned for South Australia as AGL wins development rights
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Australian energy developer AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250MW pumped storage project at Hillgrove Resources Limited’s Kanmantoo copper mine in...

Salini Impregilo to build Snowy 2.0 in AU$5.1 billion contract
Friday, April 05, 2019 by Salini Impregilo has won a contract valued at AU$5.1 billion (€3.228 billion) for the civil works and electromechanical component of the Snowy 2.0 project, the major new expansion of...

Pumped storage is a ‘game-changer’ for Australia, new research suggests
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by New pumped storage projects planned across Australia could triple the country’s electricity storage capacity, according to a new study by a researcher at The Australian...

Hydro Tasmania reveals three most promising sites for pumped storage
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has revealed the three sites selected for further investigation into their pumped hydro potential, following an examination of 14 sites around Tasmania identified in...

Green light for Snowy 2.0 as Government approves funds
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The Australian Government has committed up to $1.38 billion in an equity investment for Snowy Hydro’s Snowy 2.0, giving the green light for work to go ahead on the early stages of...

Review for North Queensland dam operations in wake of flooding
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by The Queensland Government has appointed the Inspector General Emergency Management to undertake an independent assessment into the preparedness and response of dam operators to...

Planning approval granted for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Snowy Hydro’s Snowy 2.0 project has hit another significant milestone with the news that the New South Wales Government has given planning approval for the project’s exploratory...

Genex signs offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia for Kidston Pumped Storage
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Another key milestone has been reached for the Kidston pumped storage project (K2-hydro) as Genex Power Limited confirms it has signed an offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia Pty...

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