Updates: Competitive processes

News and announcements on the renewable energy market, government policy and planning, funding, community engagement, social licence and transmission.

Green light for NSW capacity projects to address Eraring closure

Three battery storage projects and three Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) have been announced winners in the Federal-backed NSW Firming Tender. Observations: The results suggest the scope is flexible to accommodate valuable capacity if it is fast-to-market and in the right location. Stride also finds projects accelerate by participating in these

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Luke Osborne talks all things renewables on Energy Insiders Podcast

Listen to the latest Energy Insiders podcast from RenewEconomy with Stride’s Director Luke Osborne, where he discusses large agri-solar developments like Blind Creek Solar Farm, social licence and meaningful community engagement, transmission, flexible industry response to a changing energy market, living on a sixth-generation farm that hosts wind power plus

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Capacity Investment Scheme: support for firming infrastructure (no gas)

Good news for battery storage and pumped hydro projects: in December 2022 the Albanese Government announced a Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) for dispatchable generation (excluding coal and gas) to deliver reliable electricity. What we know The details will be critical, and Stride will share insights as they come to light.

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Offshore wind applications open for Gippsland in Victoria

Applications for offshore wind feasibility licences are now open for Gippsland in Victoria – the first area the Federal Government has declared for offshore wind in Australia. Submissions close 27 April 2023, with successful applicants awarded a licence to conduct feasibility studies in their project area. Find out more from

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