Upcoming community engagement: Project Marinus North West Transmission Developments

The next community information sessions for this project will be on Thursday and Friday next week at Sheffield. You don't need to register, just drop in at any time. 22 July 2021 2pm-6pm Sheffield Town Hall, 66 Main St, Sheffield 23 July 2021 9am-1pm Sheffield Town Hall, 66 Main St, Sheffield You can find more information about the project, and subscribe for updates here

2021-07-15T11:35:29+10:00July 15th, 2021|

Register your interest in the upcoming Renewable Hydrogen Business Forums

The newly formed Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Network is hosting a series of Renewable Hydrogen Business Forums in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart. The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Network will: - focus on the hydrogen industry as a whole, including local use of hydrogen and export opportunities; - help business to engage with industry experts and other Tasmanian businesses with interest in the hydrogen space; - feature hydrogen industry experts speaking [...]

2021-07-13T10:23:10+10:00July 13th, 2021|

Stamp duty waived for new and used EVs in Tasmania

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle for your next car? For the next two years, starting on the 1st of July 2021, the purchasing of either a new or used electric vehicle is exempt from stamp duty for Tasmanians. For a $40,000 car the saving could be $1600, and for a $70,000 car the saving could be $2800. Around three quarters of typical household emissions in other states can come from [...]

2021-07-09T13:55:50+10:00July 9th, 2021|

North West Transmission Developments interactive map

Are you interested in finding out more about the transmission upgrades and additions planned as part of the North West Transmission Developments? TasNetworks has developed a strategic transmission plan for the North West Tasmanian transmission network which considers future load and generation connection requirements, a second Bass Strait interconnector (Marinus Link), and existing and forecast transmission network constraints (parts of the North West Tasmania transmission network, including the existing Palmerston–Sheffield [...]

2021-07-05T11:00:33+10:00July 5th, 2021|

TasNetworks releases Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) and the Wholesale Pricing Report

TasNetworks have today released two reports: the Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) and the Wholesale Pricing Report. The purpose of the Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) is to further test AEMO’s findings in its 2020 ISP by completing the Regulatory Investment Test for transmission (RIT-T) in accordance with the new regulatory arrangements for actionable ISP projects, which were introduced in July 2020. The Wholesale Pricing Report considers how Project [...]

2021-06-28T13:54:05+10:00June 28th, 2021|

Fortescue's proposed green hydrogen facility to be located at Bell Bay was announced last year, with the Final Investment Decision due this year. The project has moved forward with TasPorts announcing today it has signed a 20 hectare land and access deal with Fortescue.The proposed project is a 250MW green hydrogen plant, with green ammonia production capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year for domestic and international export. It has the [...]

2021-06-22T11:59:30+10:00June 22nd, 2021|

North West Transmission Developments webinar

North West Transmission Developments information sessions continue this week at Burnie, Shorewell Park and Upper Burnie. Tomorrow, there is also a live webinar for more information about the proposed routes, and where you can ask questions online. If you can't make it to the webinar, the session will be recorded so you can watch it later. You can register for the webinar, and find out more about the project and [...]

2021-06-21T11:05:38+10:00June 21st, 2021|

Celebrating Global Wind Day with Tasmania’s Wind Farms

To celebrate Global Wind day, let’s take a look back at Tasmania’s long and successful history of wind generation: King Island Wind Farm (also called Huxley Hill Wind Farm) started in 1998 (23 years ago!), with three 250kW wind turbines. In 2003, two 850kW turbines were added. The wind farm has a total capacity of 2.5MW, and provides 35% of the energy for King Island’s 1600 residents. Bluff Point Wind [...]

2021-06-15T11:10:13+10:00June 15th, 2021|

National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quarterly Update: December 2020 released

The "National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quarterly Update: December 2020" has been released. It shows that Australia's emissions in 2020 were 5% lower than in 2019, and 20.1% below the 2005 baseline level under the Paris Agreement. Electricity generation continues to be the largest contributor of emissions, followed by stationary energy, transport, agriculture, fugitive emissions, industrial processes and waste. In the year to December 2020, emissions per person and the emissions [...]

2021-06-01T12:29:12+10:00June 1st, 2021|

Western Plains Wind Farm drop-in session

Western Plains Wind Farm is a proposed wind generation project at the tip of the Stanley peninsula. The proposal is for 12 wind turbines with a capacity of 50.4 MW. The final Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan (DPEMP) are planned to submitted to Circular Head Council and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania in the next few months. Prior to finalising the DPEMP the project team is hosting a [...]

2021-05-28T16:01:23+10:00May 28th, 2021|