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The Government of Queensland has accepted plans for a $2.18bn (AUD$3bn) lithium-ion battery factory in the Australian state.


Facebook has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy to source nearly 170MW of renewable power.


Wind energy producer EDP Renewables (EDPR) has signed a $500m (€426m) sale and purchase agreement with Portugal’s renewable energy company Finerge.


UAE-based renewable energy company Masdar is set to acquire a 50% stake in EDF Renewables North America’s 1.6GW clean-energy portfolio in the US.



US power generation company Vistra has received permission to expand a battery facility to become one of the world’s largest energy stores.

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AES Gener to end agreements with Angamos coal-fired plant in Chile

AES Gener, a subsidiary of AES Corporation, has agreed an early end to two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Angamos coal-fired plant in Chile.

Under the agreement the PPAs will be terminated early, during August next year.

Hitachi to revive Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant plans

Japanese technology company Hitachi has reportedly entered talks with the UK Government to revive plans for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in north Wales after they stalled last year.

Barakah nuclear plant links to UAE power grid

The first unit of Abu Dhabi’s nuclear power plant has been connected to the UAE electricity grid.

Nawah Energy Company and Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (Transco) worked together to connect unit one of Barakah nuclear power plants to the grid, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said.

Further reading

Q&A: talking smart lighting and net-zero with SSE

SSE Enterprise's innovative Mayflower Central Management System is a smart lighting service used by more than 30 different local authorities across the UK, controlling almost half a million streetlights. Director of strategy and digital services at SSE Enterprise's distributed energy business, Stephen Stead, spoke to us about saving energy, the IoT capabilities of the service, and its role during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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