Projects Pending Approval


Please distribute to your network those sections which may be relevant.

I note the lack of projects in NSW whilst awaiting change in approvals process, where 89 renewable projects are prospective. See  https://infrastructurepipeline.org/search

Regards, Bob King. 

QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:-

LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK

2/2/24   VIC Waste to Energy

6/2/24   Pottinger Wind

9/2/24   Sandy Creek Solar, Dunedoo NSW

16/2/24 Victorian Transmission

19/2/24 Gelliondale Wind, Vic

March     Transgrid 8km Mount piper to Wallerawang

22/3/24 House of Reps, enquiry into EVs

15/5/24 South West REZ

PREVIOUSLY

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

9/2/24 Forecasting Assumptions and Gencost

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

12/2/24 IPCN Hills of Gold Wind Farm

16/2/24 Draft ISP

24/2/24 Punchs Creek Solar, Toowoomba

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

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

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/

Other comment https://reneweconomy.com.au/clean-energy-investors-propose-radical-rethink-of-planning-rules-in-nsw/

Clean energy investors propose radical rethink of planning rules in NSWNSW’s draft energy framework will add time, cost and another layer of bureaucracy in a state that needs to remove all three, big investors say.reneweconomy.com.au

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.

2/2/24 VIC Waste to Energy https://engage.vic.gov.au/wastetoenergy

Striking the right balance for Waste to Energy in VictoriaHave your say on the proposed regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement for Victoria’s thermal waste to energy cap licensing systemengage.vic.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

6/2/24 Pottinger Wind, Jerilderie NSW,108turbines, 280m high, 750MW, BESS 500MW/2hr details: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/pottinger-wind-farm  submissions https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=62a1725a-e8b8-ee11-9078-002248933f51

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 Draft Forecasting Assumptions  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

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

9/2/24 Sandy Creek Solar, Dunedoo NSW,700MW, BESS 700MW/2hr

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=48839296-2cbb-ee11-9078-002248933f51

12/2/24 IPCN Hills of Gold Wind, Nundle, 64turbines, BESS 100MW, $826M Submission https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/make-a-submission

16/2/24 Victorian Transmission 

https://engage.vic.gov.au/victransmissionplan

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

19/2/24 Gelliondale Wind, 13turbines, BESS, 14kms of access tracks

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=9a5f6bed-edb8-ee11-9078-0022489332c3

23/2/24 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/1hr details 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

March Transgrid 8km Mount Piper to Wallerawang

Submissions https://www.transgrid.com.au/media-publications/news-articles/community-has-a-say-on-preferred-route-for-mount-piper-to-wallerawang-transmission-line-upgrade-project

22/3/23 House of Reps, EV’s and EV Batteries, details 

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/About_the_House_News/Media_Releases/Committee_launches_inquiry_into_the_transition_to_electric_vehicles

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

15/5/24 South West REZhttps://www.energyco.nsw.gov.au/news/refined-south-west-rez-draft-access-scheme-declaration

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 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

Feb6th Australians For Reliable Energy Ready to March on Canberra 

TWO – NSW project pipeline

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

Sears Issued

Avonside Solar Dubbo

THREE

EV car manufacturing now abandoned by GM, Toyota, and Ford. Hertz is offloading one third of its electric cars.

FOUR

AEMO release https://aemo.com.au/-/media/files/major-publications/qed/2023/quarterly-energy-dynamics-q4-2023.pdf?la=en

FIVE

A new body called Clean Energy Investor Group, CEIG, engaged Freehills to ascertain legal impediments to enable developers faster approval processes in NSW. https://ceig.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/HSF-CEIG-Report-Delivering-major-clean-energy-projects-in-NSW-14-December-202380.pdf

SIX

IEA releases https://www.iea.org/reports/renewables-2023?utm_campaign=IEA+newsletters&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SendGrid and Data tracker https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics/data-tools/renewable-energy-progress-tracker?utm_campaign=IEA+newsletters&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=SendGrid

SEVEN

Renew Economy have very good interactive maps of batteries, solar, wind, offshore and hydro https://reneweconomy.com.au/big-battery-storage-map-of-australia/

EIGHT

The Queensland government’s decision on Glencore’s Surat environmental impact assessment, due by February 2024, would offer an insight into whether carbon capture schemes would be viable in Australia.

ENDS 27/1/24


2 responses to “Projects Pending Approval”

  1. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    Question to the scientists on the Catt.
    Would a man made mountain going from west to east 2.5km in height and say 100km in length and built just inside the SA Border with WA cause the cold air mass from the southern ocean to rise and increase rainfall on both sides of the range to green the interior.
    I chose that location as it appears the air mass moving across from WA sinks south at that location.
    Looking forward to the thoughts.

  2. Colonel Crispin Berka Avatar
    Colonel Crispin Berka

    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/

    An exit of coal before the completed entry of nuclear will create a situation very far from orderly.

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