SA-NSW Interconnector gets official ‘no regret’ status

In another significant step towards the SA-NSW interconnector the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has classified it a Priority 1 project under its Integrated System Plan and labelled it a ‘no regret’ investment. “In essence AEMO has labelled the SA-NSW interconnector a ‘no brainer’ to deliver cheaper, more reliable electricity for South Australian households and […]

$21m support package for drought-affected SA farmers

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development South Australian drought affected farmers will get extra support through a dedicated $21 million package announced by the Marshall Liberal Government today. The Drought Support Program will help farmers and families who need it most, providing immediate support through […]

SA to host world first crowd sourced mineral exploration

The Marshall Liberal Government will be the first government globally to host a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in South Australia. ExploreSA: The Gawler Challenge partners with open innovation platform, Unearthed, in a world-wide call for geologists and data scientists to uncover new exploration targets in the state’s […]

Accelerating investment in SA’s mining sector

The Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has used today’s South Australian Exploration Mining Conference to announce the opening of the $10 million Accelerated Discovery Initiative to grow jobs and investment in the mining sector. The Marshall Government priority is growing jobs and opening up South Australia’s untapped mineral resources through the […]

South Australia leading the nation

The Marshall Government has welcomed the Climate Council’s determination that South Australia is the overall winner on its annual Renewable Energy Report Card. Importantly the Climate Council notes: South Australia is a global leader in transitioning to a grid with a high share of wind and solar PV energy. “The Marshall Government’s $200 million Home […]

World’s biggest battery to get bigger

South Australian electricity consumers will have more secure and affordable power with the State’s Big Battery set to grow in size by 50% to help reduce household power bills and provide security services that were lost with the closure of the Northern Power Station. Renewable energy company Neoen is expanding the 100MW/129MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve […]

Premier’s Awards recognise excellence in energy and mining

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier A meat processing plant generating electricity from waste water, a company transforming landfill into fuel and a global geoscience data competition accelerating the process of mineral discovery are just some of the innovative projects recognised in this year’s Premier Awards. Now in its eighth year, the Awards showcase how leading-edge […]