Upcoming Community Engagement Sessions for Wind Farm Proposals in Burnie/ Waratah Area

UPCOMING COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS - HELLYER WIND FARM AND GUILDFORD WIND FARM RIDGLEY 4 - 7PM Tuesday 7 June Ridgley Community Centre 2 Parker Ct, Ridgley WARATAH 4 - 7PM Wednesday 8 June Waratah Men's Shed 21 William St, Waratah Information sessions will be held in June for two proposed wind farms in the Burnie/ Waratah area: - Hellyer Wind Farm is a proposed development of up to 40 wind [...]

2022-05-12T11:50:59+10:00May 12th, 2022|

Electric vehicles are easy to own

With skyrocketing fuel prices showing no signs of slowing down, electric vehicles (EVs) are receiving more scrutiny than ever. But there are still a lot of misconceptions around about what life with an EV is really like. - In Tasmania, EVs are not "powered by coal". Our state's power generation is over 100% renewable - your vehicle will be running on water and air (hydro and wind power) - You [...]

2022-03-10T11:27:16+11:00March 10th, 2022|

Successful recipients of Round 1 of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm community fund announced

Successful recipients of the Round 1 of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm community fund have been announced. Five community projects are being supported through the community fund: - Steppes Hall - Maintenance - Bothwell Golf Club - Storage facility - Bothwell Golf Club - Youth training - Great Lakes Community Centre, Greenhouse & Men’s Shed - Bothwell Wellness Group - Weekly exercise class The Cattle Hill wind farm Community Fund [...]

2022-02-11T10:29:25+11:00February 11th, 2022|

Register your interest in joining the TasNetworks Youth Panel

TasNetworks are forming a Youth Panel. Meeting five times from March to May 2022, the panel will work together to co-design a draft community benefits sharing program framework. Participants will be paid to attend the meetings. Anyone who is 18-25* years of age and permanently lives in one of the following local government areas: Burnie, ​Waratah/Wynyard, Central Coast, Kentish, Meander Valley, or the Northern Midlands, is eligible to apply. [...]

2022-01-31T10:48:22+11:00January 31st, 2022|

Summer Energy Efficiency – Webinar tomorrow night

The Clean Energy Council has reported that Australia has now reached 3 million rooftop solar systems installed on households and small businesses. Australia has by far the highest per-capita uptake of solar power in the world - 22 per cent higher per capita than the next highest countries, Germany and Japan. Solar PV supplied around 10% of Australia's total electricity generation in 2020-21. This milestone demonstrates what a significant [...]

2021-11-09T12:56:28+11:00November 9th, 2021|

Students in the North West talk about careers with engineers

While the rest of the world is beginning the shift to renewable energy, Tasmania has been powered by renewable energy for 100 years. Over time, infrastructure that was built decades ago has been modernised and modified to adapt to our growing population and changing energy needs. More recently, Tasmania's renewable energy industry has hit its stride as the state reached the capability to generate 100% of its electricity needs within [...]

2021-10-29T11:29:39+11:00October 29th, 2021|

Proposed amendments to Climate Change Act open for submissions

Almost all electricity generation in Tasmania is from hydro, wind and solar. But a lot of energy used in Tasmania does not come from the grid - such as the petrol, diesel, oil and gas used in transport, industrial processes and agriculture. It can be difficult to get an idea of the scale of emissions generated. In Tasmania, the emissions produced from agriculture, waste, transport, direct combustion, industrial processes and [...]

2021-10-26T12:34:45+11:00October 26th, 2021|

Upcoming North West Transmission Developments drop-in stalls

Are you interested in learning more about the North West Transmission Developments? The Tasmanian electricity transmission network will require augmentation of existing transmission assets and development of new assets to enable proposed and anticipated renewable energy and storage projects to proceed. In its capacity as jurisdictional planner, TasNetworks has prepared a strategic transmission plan for North West Tasmania. This plan sets out proposed transmission development for the region, to support [...]

2021-10-25T11:40:48+11:00October 25th, 2021|

Clean Energy Open Day events fully booked – waitlists now open

As predicted, the Clean Energy Council's Clean Energy Open Day events at Cattle Hill Wind Farm and Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site have proven hugely popular - and both are now fully booked out. You can add your name to waitlists for the events just in case any spots open up. The events are on 31st October. You can find the details for the wait lists here [...]

2021-10-21T11:06:03+11:00October 21st, 2021|

Marinus Link will cut at least 70 million tonnes of CO2 by 2040, will that make a difference?

The $3.5bn Project Marinus is a proposed 1500 megawatt electricity and telecommunications connection between Victoria and Tasmania called Marinus Link, plus supporting transmission network developments in Tasmania’s North West. Marinus Link involves approximately 255 kilometers of undersea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable and approximately 90 kilometers of underground HVDC cable. It will also include converter stations in Tasmania and Victoria, and approximately 220 kilometers of supporting High Voltage Alternating [...]

2021-10-18T11:01:41+11:00October 18th, 2021|