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Aussie Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Study Funded (Int'l Report)
Origin Energy
Date: 2018-10-29
In Canberra, the Australian federal government government has announced $2 million of funding for an Origin Energy study into the proposed expansion of its Shoalhaven pumped hydro energy storage scheme, a project that could provide baseload power for up 80,000 homes.

The proposal, which would up the station's capacity from 240MW to 475MW should it go ahead, is to pump water from Lake Yarrunga to Fitzroy Falls Reservoir via a new underground pumped power station.

The feasibility study would be completed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and could cost as much as $6.8 million when completed in 2019. 2019. (Source: Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Oct., 2018) Contact: ARENA,; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Origin Energy,  Pumped Hydro,  Energy Storage,  

Aussie Partners Purchasing Origin's Smart Meters Unit (M&A)
Landis+Gyr,Origin Energy
Date: 2018-05-25
In the Land Down Under, a partnership of Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) and global meters giant Landis+Gyr reports it will will $267 million for Origin Energy's Acumen smart meters unit. The move is intended to create a leading business in this key piece of infrastructure for the shift to clean, decentralised energy.

The joint venture, to be known as intelliHUB, will be the country's leading smart meter operator, with long-term cash flows and substantial growth options underpinned by a long-term agreement to deploy and manage digital smart meters for Origin's 4.2 million electricity customers.

Smart meters are becoming crucial as the electricity grid shifts to more decentralised energy resources such as solar panels, batteries and smart appliances. (Source: Landis+Gyr, Australian Financial Review, 24 May, 2018) Contact: Landis+Gyr, Adrian Clark, CEO Australia and NZ,; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO,; Pacific Equity Partners,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Origin Energy,  Landis&Gyr,  Smart Meter,  

Australia's Largest Solar Farm Online (Int'l Report)
Enel Green Power,Origin Energy
Date: 2018-05-16
In the Land Down Under, the 110 MW first stage of the 220MW (AC) Bungala solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia has reportedly begun power production.

The Bungala project could end up being a 300 MW project if all three stages are built by the project owner Italian energy giant Enel Green Power, along with the Dutch Infrastructure Fund. The project, which has a power purchase agreement with Origin Energy, will generate approximately 570 GWh per year, sufficient energy for approximately 82,000 Australian households, according to a company statement. (Source: Enel Green Power, Renew Economy, Others, 15 May, 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power,; Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO, +61 3 8635 3485,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Enel Green Power,  Origin Energy,  

Origin Energy Aims to Halve CO2 Emission by 2032 (Int'l)
Origin Energy
Date: 2017-12-15
In the Land Down Under, Origin Energy reports it aims to slash its emissions in half by 2032, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, through the closure of its 2880 MW Eraring brown coal-fired power station, the country's largest, near Dora Creek, in NSW.

Eraring, which supplies 25 pct of NSW's total power, has had a historical emissions intensity of 0.92 tonnes of CO2e perMWh. Brown coal-fired power stations typically have emission intensity levels of between 1.2 and 1.3 tonnes of CO2e per MWh.

Origin's announcement follows on the National Australia Bank's announced intention to drop thermal coal from its investment portfolio. (Source: Origin Energy, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Dec., 2017) (Contact: Origin Energy, Frank Calabria, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Origin Energy,  Brown Coal,  Coal,  

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