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Granville Harbour Wind Farm Installs Final Turbine

Granville Harbour Wind Farm reached a massive milestone this week, installing the last of their 31 turbines. Further testing and commissioning work will be undertaken in preparation for the wind farm reaching full generation capacity, as the site is demobilised and rehabilitated back to its original condition as a pristine beef cattle farm. The 112 MW wind farm is expected to reach completion by the end of the year, generating [...]

2020-10-29T14:47:37+11:00October 29th, 2020|

Comparing Pumped Hydro to Batteries

Just how big are Tasmania's potential pumped hydro sites? Let's compare them to Tesla Powerwall 2's. In 2019, Hydro Tasmania completed prefeasibility studies into fourteen potential Tasmanian pumped hydro energy storage projects. Incredibly, eight of these sites were found to be suitable to proceed to feasibility studies at some stage. With our extensive hydroelectric network, Tasmania is spoilt for choice! Investigations have continued at the most promising three sites (Lake [...]

2020-10-29T14:49:54+11:00October 28th, 2020|

Tasmania is Celebrating Clean Energy Open Day

Clean Energy Open Day is this Sunday, the 25th of October. This year the national event has gone online, so you can do virtual tours of solar and wind farms here Luckily for us in Tasmania, there are still plenty of ways to see how renewable energy is produced. You can take a tour of Hydro Tasmania's Lake Margaret Power Station near Queenstown, or head to Waddamana Power Station Heritage [...]

2020-10-29T14:52:15+11:00October 23rd, 2020|

North West Transmission Project Progresses

The first step in the environmental, land-use planning and heritage impact assessment and approvals process for the North West Transmission Developments is now underway. TasNetworks has submitted a referral under the Commonwealth Environmental Protection, Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999 for the Staverton to Hampshire Hills transmission line. The application is now open for public comment. Proposed transmission developments for North West Tasmania include upgrades to existing transmission lines and development [...]

2020-10-29T14:53:11+11:00October 22nd, 2020|

Two More Renewable Energy Training Fund Programs Opened

Two new funding programs have been made available under Energising Tasmania, a $16.1 million federal funding commitment with the output of a Tasmanian workforce better equipped with the priority skills necessary to build Tasmania's capability in the renewable energy and related sectors, and to support the Battery of the Nation initiative. The new funding programs are: - The Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund, which is available to industry associations, [...]

2020-10-29T14:54:05+11:00October 19th, 2020|

Tasmania’s World Leading Renewable Energy Targets Tabled

The world leading Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target (TRET) has been tabled in parliament. Yesterday, the Energy Co-ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020 was tabled. This Act will modify the Energy Co-ordination and Planning Act 1995 to include a target of 15,750 GWh of renewable energy generation by 2030, and 21,000 GWh by 2040. With the current target of 10,500 GWh by 2022 (100% of Tasmania's requirements) [...]

2020-10-29T14:55:13+11:00October 16th, 2020|

Granville Harbour Wind Farm 2020 Grant Recipients Announced

Granville Harbour Wind Farm has announced the successful applicants for this year's round of their Community Grants Program. Eight West Coast grassroots projects that make a real difference to the local community will receive funds to continue with their much-needed services. This year's successful applicants were: - Zeehan Neighbourhood Centre - Zeehan Lions Club - Granville Harbour Community Coast Care - Zeehan Mens Shed - Zeehan RSL Tasmania Inc - [...]

2020-10-29T14:56:04+11:00October 15th, 2020|

Photomontages Under Development for TasNetworks’ Viewshed Analysis

North West Tasmania's electricity network will need to be upgraded to support continued supply of low-cost, reliable and clean energy to Tasmania and the National Electricity Market. Although the existing transmission network in North West Tasmania is sufficient to service existing needs, upgrades to the existing networks as well as new routes will be required to increase network capacity and ensure the power system can accommodate developments proposed for the [...]

2020-10-29T14:56:59+11:00October 13th, 2020|

Should Your Next Work Vehicle be an Electric Vehicle?

Have you or your business considered purchasing an electric vehicle to save on fuel costs and reduce emissions? With the current instant asset write-off and loss carry-back provisions, a lot of businesses are considering new work vehicles. There is a range of electric and hybrid passenger vehicles available from dealers in Tasmania including Hyundai and Nissan, and there are even commercial vehicles such as Renault's 4m3 van with a 200km [...]

2020-10-29T14:57:53+11:00October 8th, 2020|

Federal Funding Announced to Progress Marinus Link

$250 million in funding for major transmission projects including Marinus Link was announced as part of last night's federal budget. This is part of a $250 million package to accelerate major transmission projects across Australia. This funding will help advance the design and approval phase. Combined, Marinus Link and the North West Transmission Developments cross Tasmanian, Victorian and Australian Government jurisdictions. As a result, these developments will be subject to [...]

2020-10-29T14:59:16+11:00October 7th, 2020|