Contract awarded for Kalbarri’s renewable microgrid

The microgrid will comprise of wind and solar power, as well as a large-scale battery Will be a 5MW peak capable system with a utility-scale 4.5MWh battery with a minimum of 2MWh available for reliability services Construction is expected to start in November with the microgrid to be in full operation by mid-2019 Energy Minister…

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Electricity industry career shines brighter for Qld women

A record number of women is among Queensland’s next generation of energy professionals joining Ergon Energy as apprentices in 2018. The 76 new apprentices, including 14 women, are being welcomed at inductions in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Maryborough and Toowoomba as they embark on a career in one of the state’s publicly-owned electricity businesses. Energy Minister…

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Wind farm generates jobs now, energy soon

Construction is officially underway on Australia’s largest wind farm on Queensland’s Darling Downs, generating 200 construction jobs in 2018, and clean energy in 2019. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today joined AGL to turn the first sod on the almost $850 million Coopers Gap Wind, Farm midway between Kingaroy and Dalby. “This is the second…

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