Bob King’s Summary


WIND AND SOLAR PROJECTS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:-

LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK

NOW and until 2024 FNQ regional plan

20/11/23 Mount Piper BESS, Wallerawang

20/11/23 Tarong West Wind, South Burnett

23/11/23 Capricornia Energy Hub (CEH) Transmission Project

1/12/23  Sustainable Finance Strategy

11/12/23 and 1/3/24 Accounting Standards for Climate change

19/2/24   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 amendments

PREVIOUSLY

13/11/23 SA’s transmission and distribution infrastructure 

13/11/23 Future Gas Strategy

13/11/23 National Future Gas Strategy

15/11/23 extended period Illawarra Offshore Wind Zone

15/11/23 Navarre wind +BESS, Grampians

15/11/23 Borumba PHES, HUGE, $14.2BLN

17/11/23 South Pacific Offshore, Illawarra

23/11/23 Glenellen Solar,Riverina, IPC

23/11/23 Armidale BESS

30/11/23 South Australia, Climate Conversations

13/12/23 Electranet, South Australia’s transmission

15/12/23 Climate Active program DCCEEW survey

31/1/24   Offshore area, Bass Strait, Burnie

HOW TO VIEW AND MAKE SUBMISSIONS TO THESE:-

Now and into 2024 Survey and submissions Far North Queensland regional plan

Plan https://planning.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0030/83496/fnq-regional-plan-2009-31.pdf

Survey or submission https://haveyoursay.dsdilgp.qld.gov.au/far-north-queensland-regional-plan

13/11/23 National Future Gas Strategy, Consultation Paper and Have Your Say,

https://consult.industry.gov.au/future-gas-strategy

13/11/23 South Australian transmission and distribution for next 20-Year State Infrastructure Strategy

https://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/our-work/20-year-strategy

13/11/23 Future Gas Strategy,

https://consult.industry.gov.au/find-consultations?status=open

15/11/23 Navarre wind +BESS, Grampians, 102 Turbines, MW?, 270m high, 10,139Ha, 600MW/?hr BESS, 100kms new access tracks, new transmission

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=91cae9e9-3878-ee11-8179-000d3a794100

15/11/23 Extended period Illawarra Offshore Wind Zone, 30Km x 45km, Wombarra to Gerringong, https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/oei-illawarra

URGENT HELP REQUEST – SUBMISSIONS FOR CONTROLLED ACTION AT BORUMBA 

15/11/23 Borumba PHES, HUGE, 180Km NW of Brisbane, 2000MW/24Hr, new upper reervoir, tunnels, new transmission, 5,235Ha, $14.2BLN

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=5893a08e-5f78-ee11-8179-000d3a7943d3

17/11/23 South Pacific Offshore, Illawarra, 105 floating turbines, 15MWea,1.6GW total, 330mhigh

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=3a3cc43d-f279-ee11-8179-000d3a794f17

20/11/23 Mount Piper BESS, Wallerawang, 500MW/2hr

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=e6e60251-5d7c-ee11-8179-000d3a7943d3

20/11/23 Tarong West Wind, 97 Turbines, 436MW, BESS ?MW, 17,500Ha, location? South Burnett/ Wide Bay,

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=f1936f5a-2f7c-ee11-8179-000d3a7943d3

23/11/23 Armidale BESS, 150MW/2hr

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/armidale-battery-energy-storage-system

23/11/23 Glenellen Solar, Riverina, 200MW, Independent Planning Commission, 9am 16Nov Albury meeting,

https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/
https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/glenellen-solar-farm

23/11/23 Capricornia Energy Hub2023/09627, 17KM line from Eungella Dam to Nebo- Strathmore line

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=7e8ded75-917e-ee11-8179-000d3a794f17

30/11/23 South Australia, Climate Conversation

https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/community-climate-conversations

1/12/23 Sustainable Finance Strategy to get to net zero, Federal Treasury,

https://treasury.gov.au/consultation/c2023-456756

11/12/23 and 1/3/24 Accounting Standards for Climate change

https://aasb.gov.au/news/exposure-draft-ed-sr1-australian-sustainability-reporting-standards-disclosure-of-climate-related-financial-information/

13/12/23 Electranet, South Australia’s transmission

ElectraNet Transmission Annual Planning Report

Details Transmission Annual Planning Report – ElectraNet.

Submissions to [email protected]

15/12/23 Climate Active program , to increase activity

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/climate-active-program-direction-consultation-2023

31/1/24 Offshore area, Bass Strait, Burnie

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/oei-bass-strait

19/2/24 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 amendments so that First Nations people are adequately consulted https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/SeaCountryBill2023

PETITIONS

change.org

opened 29/7/23 https://www.change.org/p/stop-wind-farm-off-coast-of-port-stephens?source_location=topic_page

opened 25/9/23 https://www.change.org/p/oppose-the-proposed-illawarra-offshore-wind-zone

OCCASIONAL NOTES

ONE– events

30/11/23 11am, The Reckless Renewable Rally,  top end Martin Place, bring your voice and a banner Grant Piper / Bill Stinson, a function of NREN, Memberships now available, [email protected]

TWO – NSW

At https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/

Request for NSW Secretary’s Environmental Requirements (SEARS)received from:-

Upper Hunter South Solar

Kurnell BESS

NSW Secretary’s Environmental Requirements (SEARS), now issued for

Euston Wind in SW REZ, 96turbines, 700MW, BESS 500MW/4hr, $1.2Bln

Cobbora SolarMudgee

Coonerang WindMonaro

Response to submissions received

Dubbo Firming Power Station (SSD-28088034)

Valley of the Winds Wind Farm (SSD-10461)

Projects Approved

THREE- QLD

Blackstone BESS, Swanbank, 500MW/2hr, with Ipswich Council, send a message https://firmpower.com.au/our-projects/blackstone-bess/

Boulder Creek Wind Farm, at Mount Morgan, near Rockhampton, 60 turbines, 372MW, (228?MW), approved 30/6/23 by EPBC, now to be owned 50% by QLD state owned corporation CS Energy, received QLD pre-construction approval. https://epuron.com.au/wind/bouldercreek/

Smokey Creek Solar Farm (QLD) – approved., 

FOUR

Stephen Wilson’s “Energy security is National Security”

FIVE

QLD’s allocation of $1.3Bln for “CopperString” transmission is part of the $5 billion estimated for North Queensland.

 https://www.energymagazine.com.au/1-3b-for-copperstring-2032/   also https://www.powerlink.com.au/news-media/investment-copperstring-2032-construction

SIX 

A chart of open submissions for the last year.

SEVEN

Aidan Morrison on GenCost sunk cost  https://www.2gb.com/podcast/labors-renewable-energy-lie/

EIGHT

Bluefloat’s plan for 1.6 GW offshore wind has been withdrawn until after the Illawarra Zone has been declared

NINE

RenewEconomy’s Big Battery Storage Map of Australia

TEN 

Offset credits under the Safequard Mechanism since 2011 have come from three project types: avoided deforestation in western New South Walescombustion of methane from landfills (largely to create electricity), and human-induced regeneration of native forests in arid areas of inland Australia.

ELEVEN

Useful analysis of solar generation, 13/3/23 

TWELVE

Renewable rejections in the US byhttps://robertbryce.com/ now total 182 solar and 413 wind, total 595.

THIRTEEN

Improved community engagement rules for major transmission projects

FOURTEEN

Kerrs Creek Wind FarmOrange, 63turbines, 441MW, $710M, or is it 80turbines, is causing much local dissent.

ENDS 11/11/23


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