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Australian VPP project to access 2m smart meters for load control

Smart Energy International

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding for Intellihub in a virtual power plant (VPP) project to leverage a network of 2 million smart meters and interface with over 140,000 customer energy resources for optimised load control. On behalf of the Australian Government, ARENA has announced AU$9.75

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Mercedes-Benz launches electric bus chassis for Brazilian market

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric bus chassis developed for the Brazilian market. The eO500U chassis will be launched in 2022 for Brazil and Latin America, and will also be commercialized in Europe and Oceania. meters long. meters long. The batteries are charged via plug-in cables. “We

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Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

Envirotec Magazine

million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. Mt) and Europe (12 Mt), while Africa and Oceania generated 2.9 Oceania came second (16.1 A record 53.6 Mt, followed by the Americas (13.1 Mt and 0.7

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Hitachi Energy to supply converter stations for Australia’s Marinus Link

Smart Energy International

Hitachi Energy has been selected by Marinus Link Pty Ltd (MLPL) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) project in Australia, which will augment the connection between the mainland and Tasmania’s grid. Clean hydropower can then feed the mainland grid when it is needed most, acting as a large battery for the nation.

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Western Australia contracts 2.8GWh battery storage

Smart Energy International

million) in contracts to deliver the new battery energy storage systems in Kwinana and Collie, together totalling 2.8GWh in storage capacity. Limited (CATL) has been contracted to supply 300 EnerC Plus, containerised liquid-cooling battery systems for Kwinana Battery Stage Two, and about 650 EnerC Plus for Collie.

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Flinders University deploys fleet-based vehicle to grid virtual power plant

Smart Energy International

Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, has put a vehicle to grid (V2G) virtual power plant (VPP) into operation. The project makes use of aggregated and managed bi-directional EV charging in support of the university’s efforts towards fleet electrification, microgrid operations and participation in the wholesale energy market.

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BVLOS flight performs powerline inspections in Australian first

Smart Energy International

Drone manufacturer and solutions provider Carbonix has become the first Australian company to fly its drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) completing a mission with SA Power Networks to inspect 150km of powerlines in remote South Australia. We’re thrilled to have partnered with them to achieve this Australian first.”