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|

Marinus Link submits Commonwealth and Victorian environmental referrals

The proposed Marinus Link interconnector from Burnie to Victoria has taken a big step forward with the submission of critical Commonwealth and Victorian environmental referrals. The project has made submissions for project assessment under: ● Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act); and ● Victorian Environmental Effects Act (EE Act). The current target date for commissioning and commercial operation of the first 750 MW stage is 2027-28, with [...]

2021-10-07T12:07:36+11:00October 7th, 2021|

Visit a wind farm or hydropower station on Clean Energy Open Day

The Clean Energy Council's Clean Energy Open Day is on the 31st October. Clean Energy Open Day is a chance for the Australian public to get up close and personal with renewable energy. This year in Tasmania, you can choose between a free tour of Cattle Hill Wind Farm, or you can head to Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site to learn about hydro generation. Cattle Hill Wind Farm is located [...]

2021-10-05T12:01:23+11:00October 5th, 2021|

Marinus Link underwater surveys continue

Project Marinus are continuing with their underwater surveys of the proposed route for the Marinus Link interconnector. Tasmanian marine survey specialists Marine Solutions this time were conducting a maritime heritage and archaeology survey. These surveys will provide important scientific data that will inform the rigorous environmental and technical assessment processes that will enable Marinus Link to be sensitively built. In August, Marine Solutions carried out a seabed ecology survey across [...]

2021-09-30T10:52:19+10:00September 30th, 2021|

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|