Southeast Asia & Oceania

January 21, 2022
“Extensive works” to house two 125MW turbines have begun at Australia’s first new pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) plant in nearly 40 years, developer Genex Power has said. 
January 19, 2022
Maoneng has been granted development approval for its proposed 240MWp/480MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Victoria, Australia, which in megawatt-hour terms will be the country’s biggest project of its type so far. 
January 17, 2022
The start of work on a hybrid renewable energy project combining large-scale wind power, solar PV and energy storage, marks “an important moment in South Australia’s clean energy transition,” the state’s energy minister has said. 
January 10, 2022
Battery storage is begin assessed as a means to maximise the value of solar PV in Vietnam, with asset management group Dragon Capital having hired consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) to conduct feasibility studies. 
January 10, 2022
The asset management group of investment banking firm Goldman Sachs is making a US$250 million investment into advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) company Hydrostor.
January 6, 2022
Gravity-based energy storage technology company Energy Vault has formed a strategic partnership with non-ferrous metals smelting and refinery company Korea Zinc, including a US$50 million investment commitment. 
January 5, 2022
Neoen has started full commercial operations at its Bulgana Green Power Hub in the state of Victoria, Australia, which includes a 20MW / 34MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) paired with a 204MW wind farm. 
January 4, 2022
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is opening a competitive funding round to provide up to AU$100 million (US$72.16 million) in support for large-scale battery storage projects. 
December 23, 2021
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