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Regional dams ready for rain event says WaterNSW
WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in inflows, with almost all storages across key sites reduced in anticipation of the forecast rain even, the New...
Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the integration of increased wind and solar generation in the National Electricity Market in Australia, a new report from...
Lake Grace dam in Australia recognised for historical and scientific values
The first experimental roaded catchment dam in Western Australia has been added to the Register of Heritage Places, acknowledging the structure’s scientific value.
Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside partner Detection Services to expand Rezatec’s Dam Monitoring service across Chichester Dam in New South Wales,...
Andritz to equip Kidston pumped storage plant
Andritz has received an order from EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and John Holland to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston pumped storage plant...
Essential upgrades start on Tasmanian dam
Essential infrastructure upgrades have begun at the Upper Reservoir Dam in the Waterworks Reserve, Tasmania-based water utility TasWater has announced.
Genex finalises connection agreement with Powerlink for pumped storage project
Genex Power Limited has finalised its negotiations with Powerlink Queensland with regards to connection arrangements for the 250MW Kidston pumped sorage hydro project (K2-Hydro).
WaterNSW investigating replacement of damaged Gin Gin weir
WaterNSW is continuing its works to investigate replacing the existing, century-old Gin Gin weir with a 21st century, more environmentally suitable structure.
Genex gives update on investment decisions for Kidston pumped storage project
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is to provide a long-term concessional loan valued at up to $610 million to finance the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project...
Hydro Tasmania selects Lake Cethana as first pumped hydro project
Hydro Tasmania has announced that it has selected Lake Cethana as its preferred pumped hydro site, with the project now set to progress to final feasibility stage.
Eco Wave Power collaborates with Meridian Energy Australia for wave power development
Eco Wave Power has signed a collaboration agreement with Meridian Energy Australia (MEA) that will see the firms jointly investigate the development of commercial wave energy...
Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has hit another milestone with the Federal Government giving approval for the project’s main works construction to...
Voith and Snowy Hydro collaborate to create smart hydropower plant
Snowy Hydro’s Murray 1 power station in Australia is to be digitally transformed with the installation of OnCare.Acoustic and Digital Health Assessments from Voith.
Sunwater offers digital open days for dams
Australian utility Sunwater is offering people the chance to find out about some of the most important dams in state of Queensland through a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience.
Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage project in the next three months, with Northern Australia Infrastructure...
NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with the news that New South Wales Government has approved the main works for Australia’s biggest energy storage project.
SMEC to lead Business Case for $4B Hells Gates dam and irrigation scheme
SMEC has begun work as Lead Consultant on the Business Case for the A$4 billion Hells Gates Irrigation Scheme in Northern Queensland, Australia.
Meridian adds more energy to Lake Pukaki
Meridian Energy has said it is increasing New Zealand’s renewable energy potential by unlocking access to additional storage at Lake Pukaki, the country’s largest storage lake. Access...
Storage level reduced at Paradise Dam to aid stability work
The storage level of Paradise Dam near Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, is being reduced ahead of the 2019/20 wet season, allowing works to proceed to improve the dam’s...