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EPICS global research centre for 100% renewable power grids launched in US

Smart Energy International

The new centre, which is based at the University’s Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) and launched formally on November 1, brings together partners from the UK and Australia as well as others in the US to undertake research towards the delivery of 100% renewable energy power grids across the world.

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LiDAR and helicopter inspections completed across Australian power grid

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Transgrid has undertaken extensive 3D laser scanning, aerial imagery and helicopter inspections of 13,000km of transmission lines to support bushfire safety in the lead-up to Australia’s summer.

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Australian DSO warns of trifecta weather threat to power grid

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SA Power Networks, a DSO in the state of South Australia, has forecast a trifecta of weather threats, including catastrophic bushfire risk, thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 100kmh, to electricity supply and grid operations in its operating area.

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

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Hitachi Energy’s tech will convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) for long-distance transmission and DC to AC, where the power is returned to the grid. The Marinus Link will use advanced converter technology at both ends of the link to stabilise and integrate more renewables into the power grid.

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China 2022 best system assembly solution schemes

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Over nine hundred companies of production chain took part in the event, including industrial executive institutes, scientific research organizations, power grid enterprises, power generation firms, system assembly providers and financial institutes. Read more from Shenzhen CLOU.

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ACEN Australia awards contracts for 200MW battery project

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According to ACEN in a release, once finished the project will be one of the nation’s largest co-located solar and battery energy storage facilities, providing stored energy to the power grid when it is needed.

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Octopus Australia acquires 1GWh transmission-connected battery project

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The renewable energy developer and fund manager purchased the project from Firm Power, a battery energy storage systems (BESS) developer. Once operational, the project will store and dispatch 1GWh of electricity, supporting peak demand on the power grid and providing power to approximately 70,000 homes for one day.