April 2017

27 Apr PM announces measures to keep gas in Australia

The Prime Minister has today announced plans to impose export restrictions on gas producers to ensure domestic supply is maintained at reasonable prices. The Turnbull Government unveiled their Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism which will give the government power to implement export controls where there is a shortfall of gas supply in the domestic market. The shortage of gas supplies has resulted in higher prices domestically than the markets where gas is exported. The government wants to guarantee supply, and ensure gas prices are affordable for Australians. Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has met with gas producers in March and April to seek a commitment to increase supply to the domestic market. Although progress...

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21 Apr Additional Pump Storage Hydro in Tasmania

The Federal Government has announced plans to explore adding 2,500 MW of pump storage hydro to Hydro Tasmania’s portfolio. ARENA will contribute $2.5 million towards a study which will explore a replacement of a Central Highlands power station and redeveloping Gordon power station. The study will also examine 13 potential sites for new pumped storage hydro. The additional pumped storage hydro plant could assist with energy security in times of peak demand. Tasmania currently imports power from Victoria, though with the closure of Hazelwood Power Station prices have increased over the last month. Having additional storage capacity will also allow development of further renewable opportunities in the state....

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10 Apr Edge Insights – Issue 3

Edge Insights provides you with the latest news in the energy industry and showcases some of our services that help to ensure businesses maintain their optimal energy arrangements at all times. In this edition: Large Scale Solar Conference Procuring Your Energy Staff Profile: Kristy McGrath State of the Market: Q117 electricity prices overview AEMO releases Gas statement of opportunity Join 'Team Jess' & save lives   Large Scale Solar Conference - Sydney The competitive round for large-scale solar photovoltaics held by ARENA saw enough successful projects to triple existing production of large-scale solar in Australia. Edge is proud to have assisted with several of these projects to bring them to financial close. The...

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