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Energy stories

The following stories relate to Tasmania’s Energy sector:

Our brand is flying in China

Edition 165 Premier Hodgman, Minister Groom and Tim Hess from Petuna with Mr Tang Qiqing  the Chairman of Shanghai Fisheries General Corporation (Group) at the Savour Tasmania dinner

Tasmania’s brand is on the rise in China, the leader of Tasmania’s largest trade mission to our biggest export customer said in September.

6 October 2015, Edition 165

Chu elected to world hydro board

The Managing Director of Entura, Tammy Chu, has been elected to the Board of the International Hydropower Association. The CEO of Hydro Tasmania, Steve Davy, said: “Tammy’s appointment is recognition by the hydropower community of the contribution Entura and Hydro Tasmania make to global sustainable hydropower development, and of Tammy’s impressive credentials.” The association works to build and share knowledge on the role of hydropower in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. It has members in more than 80 countries.

2 September 2015, Edition 164

Booming berry businesses swing to solar

Edition 164 Island Berries' Managing Director, Andre Richardson, gives Janell Cartledge a hand in the company's new plant. Image courtesy of The Mercury

Processor Island Berries and grower Westerway Raspberry Farm have both commissioned cutting-edge solar-powered technology to enhance their operations.

2 September 2015, Edition 164

West Coast Wind is optimistic

About 1,900 cattle grazing on Tasmania’s most isolated farm near Granville Harbour look set to share their paddocks with 33 new wind turbines. Following the long-awaited passing of legislation to reset Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, West Coast Wind plans to start construction of a wind farm on Royce Smith’s 1,255ha beef property at the end of the year. An off-take agreement is under negotiation for 99MW of power that will be transported to the Reece Power Station, 11km away, via a new transmission line. Project funding is yet to be secured.

9 July 2015, Edition 162

Jobs spark up in Bell Bay power deal

Edition 161 Bell Bay Aluminium ... looking at expansion.

Contractors will have extra work and 1,500 jobs will be secured through a new power deal announced by Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA) and Hydro Tasmania in May.

2 June 2015, Edition 161

Long Day’s March for President Xi

Edition156 president Xi Jinping web

The President of China, Xi Jinping, spent only a day in Tasmania in November but the visit’s impacts will be felt for years.

10 December 2014, Edition 156

TasWind isn’t feasible, Hydro finds

Edition155 BT Turbines

A year-long Hydro Tasmania feasibility study has shown its $2 billion TasWind project on King Island is not economically viable.

6 November 2014

Energy award for King Island project

Hydro Tasmania’s renewable-energy project on King Island has won the 2013 Innovation Award from the Energy Supply Association of Australia. The project uses wind and solar generation, advanced battery storage, biofuels and other advanced technology to minimise diesel generation on the island. Energy is securely and reliably supplied to the community.

14 April 2014

Global role for Hydro manager

Andrew Scanlon, a senior manager with Hydro Tasmania, has been appointed to the Board of the International Hydropower Association, which works to build and share knowledge on the role of hydropower in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate-change solutions. It has members in more than 80 countries. Mr Scanlon manages Hydro Tasmania’s sustainability and safety programs.

14 April 2014

Launceston wins community action gong

Launceston took the top award for Community Action and Partnerships at the Sustainable Cities Awards 2013. The city was also highly commended for energy innovation at a ceremony in Cockburn, Western Australia.

11 February 2014, Issue 146

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