Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program opens

Applications are now open for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program (RAMPP). The $50 million six year program was announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget aiming to improve the resilience and reliability of electricity supply in regional communities and demonstrate solutions to technical, regulatory or commercial barriers to the deployment of microgrid technologies in Australia. The program is expected to provide grants between $1 million [...]

2021-09-24T10:38:47+10:00September 24th, 2021|

Tasmanian renewable hydrogen industry activation report released

Renewables Tasmania has released a report on their Industry Activation Study, which sought to identify projects that can stimulate local hydrogen demand. The Tasmanian Government has approved up to $12.3 million from the $50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program to progress recommendations from the Study. The study identified and assessed opportunities in the areas of transport, heating and gas blending, industrial and chemical inputs, electricity generation, by-products [...]

2021-09-15T11:13:58+10:00September 15th, 2021|

Proposed St Patricks Plains Wind Farm layout finalised

The layout for the proposed St Patricks Plains Wind Farm, located south east of Miena in the Midlands Renewable Energy Zone T3, has been finalised. The project is located adjacent to the main north-south transmission corridor between Hobart and Launceston. 47 wind turbines are proposed across a number of rural properties. The project will connect via a new substation to the on-site Palmerston to Waddamana powerlines owned by TasNetworks. Electricity [...]

2021-09-14T11:30:00+10:00September 14th, 2021|

Granville Harbour Wind Farm’s 2021 Community Grants Program now open

Granville Harbour Wind Farm's 2021 Community Grants Program is now open. Up to $20,000 in funding is available to eligible community organisations that are making a real difference to the West Coast. The grants support Programs and Projects that: - Encourage community participation, diversity, and inclusiveness - Deliver sustainable environmental outcomes - Promote health, positive wellbeing and safety. Applications close 8 October 2021. In addition, $25,000 is available this financial [...]

2021-09-13T10:57:06+10:00September 13th, 2021|

Workforce Diversity in the Renewable Energy Sector

The International Renewable Energy Industry's (IRENA) report "Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective" gathered survey responses from around the world to understand facts and perceptions about gender equality in the industry, as well as solutions to overcome challenges facing it. The study found that women represent a higher proportion of the renewable energy workforce than in traditional energy industries. The decentralized nature of renewables allows access to the industry at a [...]

2021-09-10T11:19:57+10:00September 10th, 2021|

Get into the global renewable energy industry

Looking to start or advance your career in the global renewable energy industry, while experiencing the enviable lifestyle of Tasmania's breathtaking West Coast? Vestas currently have a vacancy open for a Service Technician - Electrical at Granville Harbour Wind Farm. You will need: - A grade Electrical Trade - Exposure and experience to HV highly desirable - You must have the right to live and work in this location to [...]

2021-08-24T10:56:57+10:00August 24th, 2021|

Hydro Tasmania apprenticeship applications now open

Are you interested in an apprenticeship with Australia’s largest producer of renewable energy? Applications for Hydro Tasmania's 2022 apprentice program are now open. These roles are currently available in the Cradle Coast: - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (4 years), West Coast - Apprentice Electrician (4 years), North West Other roles are available elsewhere in Tasmania: - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (4 years), Cambridge Workshop, Hobart - Trainee Supply & Inventory Officer [...]

2021-08-23T11:12:57+10:00August 23rd, 2021|

Round 2 Energising Tasmania Funds now open

Round 2 of the Energy & Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund and Energy & Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund are now open.Up to $450 000 is available for workforce development projects and up to $765 000 is available for training market development projects. Applications for workforce development funding close on 23 September 2021 and applications for training market development funding close on 30 June 2022 (and will be assessed and allocated [...]

2021-08-19T15:08:35+10:00August 19th, 2021|

See a massive spilling dam this weekend

Witnessing a massive dam spilling is an awesome experience, and with all this rain lately, a lot of dams around the state are spilling right now. Thinking about a road trip this weekend (road conditions allowing of course)? Currently the following lakes are spilling: - Trevallyn Pond - Lake Mackenzie - Lake Cethana - Lake Barrington - Lake Gairdner - Lake Paloona - Lake Augusta - Little Pine Lagoon - [...]

2021-08-04T10:48:42+10:00August 4th, 2021|

TasNetworks’ Distributed Energy Resources survey – have your say

Would you like to have you say on on electricity storage and generation technology? TasNetworks are currently conducting a survey to better understand how and when their customers use energy storage and generation technology such as solar PV (solar panels), batteries and electric vehicles. This information will help TasNetworks create their plans for the future electrical system. The survey is open until the 31st of August 2021 and completed surveys [...]

2021-07-28T12:33:42+10:00July 28th, 2021|