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Australian developer opts for longer battery duration to boost project economics
Renewables developer Frontier Energy has boosted the storage duration of its 80 MW Waroona Renewable battery by 12% to 4.5 hours
Ev Foley
Jun 12, 2024
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Ausgrid Community Battery
Community battery rollout picks up pace in Australia
The deployment of community batteries rolls on in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) with network operators Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid both launching new energy storage systems on their networks.
Ev Foley
Jun 03, 2024
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Anthony Albanese and Ed Husic
Stationary storage key priority in Australia’s new National Battery Strategy
The Australian government has announced its new multi-billion-dollar National Battery Strategy aiming to boost the country’s domestic battery manufacturing capabilities and critical minerals processing capacity.
David Carroll
May 24, 2024
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Envirostream eyes increased recycling revenues after boosting battery volumes
Battery technology company Lithium Australia’s 100%-owned subsidiary Envirostream is seeking to scale up its battery recycling efforts, signing an updated agreement with South Korean manufacturer LG Energy Solution in a move that could deliver 770 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries for recycling.
David Carroll
May 10, 2024
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Cornwall backs new FCAS markets to deliver big profits for batteries
“Substantial” profits available in the recently introduced Very Fast Frequency Control Ancillary Services markets will lead to a surge in battery involvement according to new data provided by energy market consultancy and research group Cornwall Insight Australia.
David Carroll
May 03, 2024
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Honda electric vehicle
Car batteries can optimize the power grid
Australian researchers have found that if 10% of vehicles are electric and utilize V2G connections, they could reduce peak electricity demand at local substations by 6% and save car owners hundreds of dollars per year on charging costs.
John Fitzgerald Weaver
Mar 13, 2024
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Burnt house after fatal fire
‘Compromised’ battery blamed for fatal house fire in Australia
Fire investigators in the Australian state of New South Wales have determined that a compromised lithium-ion battery was the cause of a recent house fire north of Sydney that killed two people.
PV MAGAZINE
Mar 11, 2024
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Dungowan pumped hydro energy storage
EDF to develop 3 GWh pumped hydro project in Australia
The Australian arm of French energy giant EDF Group has acquired and agreed to co-develop the proposed 300 MW/3 GWh Dungowan pumped hydro energy storage project in New South Wales, Australia.
David Carroll
Feb 28, 2024
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