Monthly News Roundup - May 2022

31 May 2022

Here is the Energy Next news round up for May 2022


WA town to be powered by pumped-hydro microgrid

The first #renewable pumped-hydro microgrid in WA will soon be launched as a joint venture between state-owned utility Western Power and local engineering firm Power Research and Development. It is expected to provide power to over 500 local customers.

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Massive big battery and solar farm proposed for NSW coal country

A gigantic 400MW solar farm and a four-hour battery are in the works by Australian #renewables developer Maoneng, with target completion by 2025.

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Fortescue urges joint “Green Pilbara” vision of giga-scale wind, solar and hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries's Andrew Forrest has hinted at joining forces with other parties to create a "green Pilbara" giga-scale projects in #wind, #solar, #batterystorage, and #greenhydrogen. It aims to produce about 15M tonnes of green hydrogen annually by 2030.

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Deakin secures $50 million funding for clean energy hub

A $50M federal funding has been allocated to build a multi-billion dollar bioeconomy in VIC, led by Deakin University, focusing on #cleanenergy, recycling, and #greener supply chains.

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