Future Energy Hub Hosts Engineers Australia Event

The Future Energy Hub hosted Engineers Australia's Northwest regional group for a tour of the Hub by Tanya Denison, Future Energy Facilitator, and a presentation from David Pollington, COO, UPC\AC Renewables. The event attracted a substatial crowd, and the wide ranging discussion and questions demonstrated how Tasmania's renewable energy projects will call upon the skills of multiple engineering disciplines. Both David and Tanya are Fellows of Engineers Australia. Image: [...]

2020-09-24T11:24:00+10:00September 24th, 2020|

Giving Young Tasmanians Their Say

Tasmania's children are now being given the opportunity to tell the Tasmanian Government what they think about the draft Plan to expand and grow Tasmania's clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy sector. You can find the Action Plan for young Tasmanians here You can find the survey here The survey will be open until the 22nd of October

2020-09-23T12:48:25+10:00September 23rd, 2020|

UPC Holding Drop In Sessions Next Week

UPC Renewables will be holding drop in sessions next week in Smithton, Wynyard and at the Future Energy Hub in  Burnie. This will be an opportunity to talk to them about their proposed Renewable Energy Parks in Circular Head, and the transmission line required to connect them to the electricity network. You can contact UPC Renewables on 6432 7999 or email participate@upc-ac.com You can find out more about their [...]

2020-09-16T11:31:10+10:00September 16th, 2020|

Federal Funding Announced to Fast Track Marinus Link

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today announced in a media release that the government will "work with state governments through a program worth up to $250 million to accelerate three critical projects – the Marinus Link, Project Energy Connect and VNI West interconnectors.“These links will help put downward pressure on prices, shore up the reliability of our energy grid and create over 4,000 jobs,” the Prime Minister said.“Our plan for [...]

2020-09-15T12:09:45+10:00September 15th, 2020|

Net Zero will Require Going Beyond Tasmania’s 100% Renewable Generation Target

One of the actions in the Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020 is to "undertake community consultation on an ambitious net zero emissions target". Tasmania already has a net zero emissions target of 2050, in line with other states, but the Action Plan comments that there may be opportunity to adopt a more ambitious target. While our electricity is already at almost 100% renewable, Tasmania still produces emissions through [...]

2020-09-14T11:35:51+10:00September 14th, 2020|

Get started in Renewable Energy as a Trainee Maintenance Assistant

If you have trade or maintenance experience and are looking for a start in the renewable energy industry, Hydro Tasmania currently has positions open for Trainee Maintenance Assistants. Two of the roles will be based on the Cradle Coast at Tullah and Gowrie Park. Under the guidance of senior technicians you'll be working alongside some of the state's best tradespeople across our unique hydro generation assets, inside power stations and [...]

2020-09-08T09:26:33+10:00September 8th, 2020|

Renewable Energy Jobs in Tasmania

What will renewable energy jobs look like on the Cradle Coast? A report earlier this year by the Clean Energy Council and Institute for Sustainable Futures looked at part of the renewable energy workforce including direct jobs (development, construction/ installation, operation, maintenance, manufacturing) and some indirect jobs (transport, warehousing). The study did not include induced jobs (e.g. expenditure of construction workers in regional towns) or areas such as electricity networks [...]

2020-09-14T12:42:37+10:00September 2nd, 2020|

RDA Tasmania Report Examines Renewable Energy Opportunities

The Future Energy hub is proud to have contributed to "The Future for Renewable Energy Opportunities for Tasmania", published by Regional Development Australia Tasmania. The report includes some interesting insights into Tasmania’s potential energy future, examines the benefits for regional Tasmania, and discusses possible funding models for the critical enabling infrastructure: Marinus Link and Battery of the Nation. You can find the report here

2020-09-14T12:45:17+10:00August 31st, 2020|

TasNetworks Holds Drop-in Sessions at the Hub

TasNetworks held drop-in sessions yesterday and today at the Future Energy Hub to discuss the revised route for the Staverton to Hampshire Hills section of the North West Transmission Developments. A detailed, large scale map is available here (*note - map is very high resolution and may be slow to load). TasNetworks are asking for feedback for their Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, which is open until the 2nd of [...]

2020-09-14T12:49:11+10:00August 28th, 2020|

23 Applications Received for Tasmanian Hydrogen Funding

23 expressions of Interest have been received for the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program. Applications closed on the 18th of August. Applicants were invited to submit expressions of interest for projects and feasibility studies related to renewable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, export and domestic use within Tasmania. Burnie is identified in the Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan as a potential hydrogen production hub. #cradlecoastgoodenergy #hereforgood The applications [...]

2020-09-14T12:51:30+10:00August 27th, 2020|