Updates: Planning

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

Milestone to pave way for Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

Congratulations to Energy Minister Penny Sharpe and EnergyCo on the recent signing for the Deed of Intention with ACEREZ as Network Operator for the first Renewable Energy Zone in the state. This significant milestone for the NSW energy transition and the confirmed increased capacity to 6GW by 2038 paves the way for the

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NSW project pipeline continues to grow

Across the NSW landscape the pipeline for renewable projects continues to surge, solar and wind projects rising above 40 GW of projects in planning. Twelve projects have been approved over the past six months in NSW, including a total 1500MW wind and 1790MW battery storage. Included in the total 675

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Draft NSW planning guidelines causing concern for investors

The recent draft Energy Policy Framework for planning assessments of renewables projects has caused a major stir in industry and government circles alike. Arguably largely at odds with acceleration plans for the state’s energy transition, some of the most impactful changes include: There is an opportunity to provide feedback by

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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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Important changes to NSW planning

Development Assessment fee discounts, a new biodiversity offset system and transport requirements may interest renewable energy developers. Discounts for Development Assessment (DA) fees in REZs: there will be 30% discount on DA fees for all renewable energy and storage projects in the REZs, following a recent MOU signed between EnergyCo NSW

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