Bob King’s roundup


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QUICK SUMMARY

LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK

18/1/24 Moonlight Range Wind, Central QLD

9/2/24   Forecasting Assumptions and Gencost

9/2/24   Draft legislation on climate-related financial disclosures

23/2/24 Offshore Storage

24/2/24 Punchs Creek Solar, Toowoomba

22/3/24 House of Reps, EV’s and Batteries

PREVIOUSLY

15/1/24 Western Downs BESS QLD, $600m

19/1/24 Prairie Wind, Hughenden

22/1/24 Anti Slavery Bill

26/1/24 Rate of Return for Gentailers

29/1/24 Energy Policy Framework in NSW, extended period

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

31/1/24 VIC Transmission and REZ, $3.5BLN

2/2/24   Greenwashing supplementary submissions

2/2/24   Orderly Exit Management

5/2/24   NSW South West REZ

8/2/24   Aust. Energy Market Commission rule changes

9/2/24   GenCost draft

9/2/24   AEMO’s Draft 2024 Forecasting Assumptions Update

12/2/24 IPCN Hills of Gold Wind Farm

16/2/24 Draft ISP

19/2/24 Senate  Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023

30/3/24 Australia’s new Nature Positive laws

15/1/24 Western Downs BESS QLD,270MW/2hr, https://www.epw.qld.gov.au/community-engagement/western-downs-bess

18/1/24 Moonlight Range Wind, Rockhampton, 97 turbines, BESS

19/1/24 Prairie Wind Farm, Hughenden, 100turbines, 800MW 

details https://www.windlab.com/projects/prairie-wind-farm/

submissions https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=b332a201-a176-ed11-81ac-00224818a3ef

22/1/24 Anti Slavery Bill, to appoint a Commissioner

https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs/Anti-Slavery23

26/1/24 Rate of Return for Gentailers

details https://www.aer.gov.au/documents/aer-rate-return-instrument-amendment-consultation-paper-dec-2023

Submissions: rateofreturn@aer.gov.au.

THIS IS THE BIG ONE FOR NSW

29/1/24 NSW Energy Policy Framework to accelerate approvals benefit sharing, and set wind back 2Km. Overview and submissions https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/policy-and-legislation/renewable-energy/energy-policy-framework

Brief details https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/news/communities-and-industry-have-their-say-nsw-accelerates-renewable-energy-transition

More details https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2023-10/draft-energy-policy-framework.pdf

Press comment https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2023/11/15/nsw-gov-proposes-standard-benefit-sharing-and-revised-approval-pathways-to-accelerate-renewables/

Freehills legal comment https://hsfnotes.com/energy/2023/11/16/have-your-say-on-the-draft-nsw-energy-policy-framework/ 

To have your say visit: planning.nsw.gov.au/energy-policy-framework

Of which Wind Energy and noise Guidelines,

Specific wind guidelines https://shared-drupal-s3fs.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/master-test/fapub_pdf/NSW+Planning+Portal+Documents/Draft+Wind+Energy+Guideline+(2).pdf

Technical supplement for noise impact assessment https://shared-drupal-s3fs.s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/master est/fapub_pdf/NSW+Planning+Portal+Documents/Draft+Wind+Noise+Technical+Supplement+(1).pdf 

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

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

31/1/23 VIC Transmission and REZ proposals

Details https://www.energy.vic.gov.au/about-energy/news/news-stories/have-your-say-on-victorias-renewable-energy-zones Submissions https://engage.vic.gov.au/victransmissionplan

Pin a comment on a map 

https://engage.vic.gov.au/project/victransmissionplan/survey/4576#sub-nav

2/2/24 Orderly exit management

Details https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2023/12/15/energy-ministers-move-to-ensure-orderly-phase-out-of-coal/

Office of Energy & Climate Change, submissions to energy.consult@dpie.nsw.gov.au

2/2/24 Greenwashing supplementary submissionsdetails 

https://w.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/Greenwashing  Submissions  ec.sen@aph.gov.au.

5/2/24 NSW South West REZ

https://www.energy.nsw.gov.au/nsw-plans-and-progress/regulation-and-policy/public-consultations/electricity-infrastructure

8/2/23 Australian Energy Market Commission, AEMC, rule changes, a) concessional finance for transmission and b) to modify depreciation timing; both to speed up projects 

https://aemc.gov.au/news-centre/media-releases/draft-rules-support-timely-transmission-investment-and-reduced-network-charges

9/2/23 Forecasting Assumptions and GenCost 2023/24 details https://www.aemo.com.au/consultations/current-and-closed-consultations/2024-forecasting-assumptions-update-consultation submissions forecasting.planning@aemo.com.au 

9/2/24 GenCost draft Report

https://www.pv-magazine-austral ia.com/2023/12/21/gencost-confirms-solar-wind-remain-cheapest-forms-of-energy/

Submissions to forecasting.planning@aemo.com.au

9/2/24 AEMO’s  Draft 2024 Forecasting Assumptions

Report https://aemo.com.au/consultations/current-and-closed-consultations/2024-forecasting-assumptions-update-consultation

Submissions to forecasting.planning@aemo.com.au

9/2/24Exposure draft legislation on climate-related financial disclosures to amend Corporations Act and ASIC Act https://treasury.gov.au/consultation/c2024-466491

12/2/24 IPCN Hills of Gold Wind, Nundle, 64turbines, BESS 100MW, $826M

23/1/24 speaker registration https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/cases/2023/12/hills-of-gold-wind-farm/speaker-registration-form-page?project_id=782a4fef-38fc-48b4-9a80-9a8e14cdb8a4

Submission https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/make-a-submission

16/2/23 Draft ISPhttps://aemo.com.au/consultations/current-and-closed-consultations/draft-2024-isp-consultation

details https://www.energymagazine.com.au/ameo-releases-draft-2024-isp/

details Climate Change Authority <info@communications.climatechangeauthority.gov.au>

19/2/24 amendments to Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 by Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023 to consult First Nations people https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/SeaCountryBill2023 

ttps://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-petroleum-consultation-requirements

24/2/24 Punchs Creek, Millmerran, Toowoomba 800MW, BESS250MW/1hrdetails https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2024/01/08/queensland-council-calls-for-feedback-on-giga-scale-solar-and-battery-project/

Submissions to The Toowoomba Regional Council

22/3/23 House of Reps, EV’s and EV Batteries, details https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/press-releases/committee-launches-inquiry-into-transition-to-evs/ 

Submissions 

30/3/24 Australia’s new Nature Positive laws,  EPBC Act reform – DCCEEW, to allow faster decisions

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/australias-new-nature-positive-laws

PETITIONS

William Shackell petition- Will needs another 10,000  – https://www.nuclearforaustralia.com/

15/1/24 Halt Mount Fox BESS https://www.change.org/p/halt-the-construction-of-the-mount-fox-battery-storage-facility?source_location=petitions_browse

OCCASIONAL NOTES

ONE EVENTS

Jan 23rd IPCN Hills of Gold Wind, speaker registration

https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/cases/2023/12/hills-of-gold-wind-farm/speaker-registration-form-page?project_id=782a4fef-38fc-48b4-9a80-9a8e14cdb8a4

Jan 25th, 11am,Marginal Loss Factors (represnent 10% in the system) details https://www.aemo.com.au/energy-systems/electricity/national-electricity-market-nem/market-operations/loss-factors-and-regional-boundaries forum register https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/609e4a2a-b316-4dc6-8c1a-2c2978603e3c@320c999e-3876-4ad0-b401-d241068e9e60

Comment https://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-farms-face-large-and-unpredictable-revenue-swings-as-mlfs-strike-again/

Jan 29 2pm-3:15 Webinar refined Draft South West REZ Access Scheme. 

details https://www.energyco.nsw.gov.au/news/refined-south-west-rez-draft-access-scheme-declaration

Jan 31st Wed 3pm -4.30 GenCost Draft23-24 Webinar, 

register https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/dd376ea8-c822-49a3-b6a7-d0b1c8aa45c3@320c999e-3876-4ad0-b401-d241068e9e60

Jan 25th, 11am,Marginal Loss Factors (represnent 10% in the system) details https://www.aemo.com.au/energy-systems/electricity/national-electricity-market-nem/market-operations/loss-factors-and-regional-boundaries forum register https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/609e4a2a-b316-4dc6-8c1a-2c2978603e3c@320c999e-3876-4ad0-b401-d241068e9e60

Comment https://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-farms-face-large-and-unpredictable-revenue-swings-as-mlfs-strike-again/

Feb6th Australians For Reliable Energy Ready to March on Canberra 10am

Mar 6-7 Smart Energy Expo program released 

https://outlook.live.com/mail/0/inbox/id/AQMkADAwATZiZmYAZC1kYjNmLTkzNTUALTAwAi0wMAoARgAAAwntoo6V4n9PsvVEWRqrHWQHAOtStna9wghFhVYKOSM0Ol0AAAIBDAAAAOtStna9wghFhVYKOSM0Ol0AB0zcgy4AAAA%3D

TWO – NSW project pipeline

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

Request for Sears

Mavis Solar Farm Gulgong

Whitehaven Solar Farm, Narrabri

Sears Issued

Upper Hunter South Solar Farm 

Yass Solar Farm

Barneys Reef Wind Farm Gulgong

Gunnedah East BESS 

THREE

16/1/24 National Farmers Federation are seeking public release of the  Community Engagemen Review to Chris Bowen in December.  The review received 509 written submissions and 251 online survey responses.

FOUR

GPG’s portfolio of 1.3GW Australian renewables for sale details https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2023/12/12/4-billion-expected-from-sale-of-naturgys-1-3-gw-portfolio-holder-gpg-australia/?fbclid=IwAR3KiynPCwOqLzrfcteu-hT8IAbdR-LVF0mISfrjYshHGUuXlo8uykMDBmc

$4 billion expected from sale of Naturgy’s 1.3 GW portfolio-holder GPG AustraliaMajor Australian renewable energy portfolio holder Global Power Generation Australia, jointly owned by Spain’s Naturgy and an arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, is reportedly going up for auction early next year.www.pv-magazine-australia.com

FIVE

https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2022/08/EU-Climate-Policy-Failure.pdf?mc_cid=471ce8e6d5&mc_eid=38089d59cb

SIX 

Burrundulla Solar project at Mudgee rejected by Land and Environment Court https://reneweconomy.com.au/court-rejects-solar-farm-for-wrecking-a-towns-view-poor-consultation/

Court rejects solar farm for wrecking a town’s view, poor consultationNSW court rules the solar project didn’t take into account its impact on the landscape’s character and fell short on community consultation.reneweconomy.com.au

SEVEN

No tricks Zone 18/1/24 Nearly 160 Scientific Papers Detail The Minuscule Effect CO2 Has On Earth’s Temperature

EIGHT

NSW Modern Slavery Procurement Guidance is now available from https://info.buy.nsw.gov.au/resources/modern-slavery-and-procurement and https://info.buy.nsw.gov.au/news/2022/modern-slavery-and-procurement-guidance-is-now-available

NINE 

Source Richard Lindzen notes that the increase of about 1 degree centagrade 

over 175 years is spread widely over a range of 16 degrees 

ENDS 20/1/24


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