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We have been supporting renewable technologies for over 10 years and we’re just beginning!

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Tatura Biogas Generator

 

Our Tatura biogas generation facility was commissioned in 2007 and is one of the foundation generators in our renewable generator portfolio. The site is accredited under the GreenPower scheme.

Organic rich wastewater from Tatura’s local community and thriving local food processing industry (including Tatura Milk’s production factory) flows into Goulburn Valley Water’s Tatura Wastewater Treatment Plant, producing a methane-rich biogas from the anaerobic digestion process. The biogas is captured and cleaned as the fuel source for the generator, and the renewable electricity is fed into the national grid.

With a number of years of continuous and successful operation of our Tatura and Shepparton biogas generation facilities in Northern Victoria, we continue to value the close relationship and support of Goulburn Valley Water, our long term partner and host.

Along with our Shepparton biogas generation facility, this project highlights our long term involvement and commitment to renewable energy and regional areas.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Tatura, Victoria
Capacity:                                         1.1 MW
Commissioned:                              2007
Estimated CO2 savings:                 4,700 T p.a
Owned and Operated by:              Diamond Energy

 

Wyong – LMS Energy

In co-operation with Wyong Shire Council, LMS’ Wyong Renewable Energy Facility (located approx. 65 km south-west of Newcastle) converts landfill methane gas to energy to power over 6,900 individual electricity users in the local community. Since commissioning in December 2010, the facility has generated over 110,000MWh of base-load renewable electricity, and abated over 662,000 tonnes (CO2e) of carbon.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Wyong, NSW
Capacity:                                         2.2 MW
Commissioned:                              2010
Owned and Operated by:             LMS Energy Pty Ltd

 

Williamsdale Solar Farm 1

The Impact Investment Group’s Williamsdale Solar Farm is approximately 20 km south of Canberra. It has about 30 hectares of solar panels, mounted on a single axis sun-tracking system that can increase output by up to 40% over conventional fixed panels.

As of the 5th of October 2017, the solar farm is expected to produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 3,600 households. The Impact Investment Group expects the solar farm to abate 460,000 tonnes of CO2 emission over the facility’s lifetime.

It’s one of the seed assets in the Impact Investment Group’s Solar Income Fund, an offer to wholesale investors who are seeking high yielding returns while contributing to Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Williamsdale, ACT
Capacity:                                         11 MW
Commissioned:                              2017
Owned and Operated by:              Impact Investment Group

 

 

 

“The Impact Investment Group’s Williamsdale Solar Farm. Photo Credit: Josh Caruana Consolidated Power Projects Australia”

Birkdale – LMS Energy

In co-operation with Redland City Council, the LMS’ Birkdale Renewable Energy Facility converts landfill methane gas to energy to power over 2,800 individual electricity users in the local community. Since commissioning in April 2010, the facility has generated over 48,000MWh of base-load renewable electricity, and abated over 288,000 tonnes (CO2e) of carbon.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Birkdale, QLD
Capacity:                                         0.75 MW
Commissioned:                              2010
Owned and Operated by:              LMS Energy Pty Ltd

 

Starfish Hill Wind Farm

Starfish wind farm was part of our innovative renewable generation portfolio during 2015 and 2016.

Starfish Hill Wind Farm is a wind power station spread over two hills on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula near Cape Jervis, South Australia. It has 22 wind turbines, with a combined generating capacity of 33 MW of electricity.

The wind power station is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during its forecast 25 year operating life, by replacing coal or gas in energy production processes through harnessing the pure natural wind resource.

Here’s another example of how our customers support has enabled us to support exciting renewable energy projects in Australia.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Cape Jervis, South Australia
Capacity:                                         33 MW
Commissioned:                              2003
Estimated CO2 savings:                 84,000 Tp.a
Owned and Operated by:              RATCH-Australia

South Australian Winery

Many of our customers are actually our generators. Like this family in South Australia who power their winery by farming the sun – their solar system has a capacity of 29.7kW.

 

“We are a 4th generation South Australian family business, operating a vineyard for 55 years, supplying winegrapes to South Australian wineries Taylors, Yalumba and Oxford Landing. 

These wineries have a strong focus on environmental sustainability, which we share, so in 2009 to reflect to reflect these values, we installed a 30kW solar system at our vineyard, which not only helped improve our environmental sustainability, but also our economic sustainability. 

During our first year of producing our own power and returning the excess to the grid, I became increasingly frustrated with my existing local power retailer, as I seemed to know more about solar then they did, and after making me feel like they were doing me a favour by purchasing my excess renewable power, I then began my search for a power company with values more in line with my sustainable way of thinking. 

Then I came across Diamond Energy, a 100% renewable energy power company. One phone call confirmed my decision to change, my phone call was answered straight away by someone with not only an understanding, but a passion for solar and renewables. 

Their rates were better than my retailer at the time, and they offer monthly direct deposits to your bank account for any credits for exported power, so no more chasing power companies for exported power payments!

I have now been with Diamond Energy for over 4 years, and continue to be impressed by their service, and support for any other projects that I am considering, big or small. This 100% customer focus means I will never have to look elsewhere for my power requirements again, a view shared by many of my family and friends who have now also made the change to Diamond Energy as their retailer.” – David Zadow, Riverland Grower

 

Shepparton Wastewater Treatment Facility

Our Shepparton biogas generation facility was commissioned in 2009 and was our second generator and one of the foundation generators in our renewable portfolio. The site is accredited under the GreenPower and Victorian Renewable Energy Target schemes.

Organic rich wastwater from Shepparton’s local community and food processing industry (including the SPC Ardmona processing factory) flows into Goulburn Valley Water’s Shepparton Wastewater Treatment Plant, producing a methane-rich biogas from the anaerobic digestion process. The biogas is captured and cleaned as the fuel source for the generator, and the renewable electricity is fed into the national grid.

The Shepparton facility was a lead and significant part of the ‘Resource Recovery Precinct’ that won the 2010 United Nations World Environment Day ‘Best Business Environmental Initiative’ award.

The facility also has a number of approvals including grid capacity for expansion.

Project Summary

Located at:                                     Shepparton, Victoria
Capacity:                                        1.1 MW
Commissioned:                             2009
Estimated CO2 savings:                5,500 T p.a
Owned and Operated by:             Diamond Energy

 

Mildura Solar Park (BELECTRIC)

Diamond Energy worked with BELECTRIC Australia project team to gain generator accreditation under the Renewable Energy Target Scheme. Diamond Energy used its unique accreditation and services to support low cost and smooth connection for renewable energy plants.

Diamond Energy continues to purchase all the electricity and renewable energy certificates from this generator.

Diamond Energy and BELECTRIC recently featured in the Mildura Weekly.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Mildura, Victoria
Capacity:                                         3.2MW
Commissioned:                              2014
Estimated CO2 savings:                 6,200 T p.a
Owned and Operated by:              BELECTRIC Australia Pty Ltd.

 

Mildura Solar Farm 1

Ceramet Solar’s concentrated photovoltaic 1.5MW capacity demonstration plant located in sunny Mildura Victoria has joined Diamond Energy’s expanding portfolio of new renewable generation projects.

Along with the earlier 0.6 MW capacity test facility at Bridgewater, the facility is owned and operated by Australian company Ceramet Solar. The innovative, high efficiency cutting edge concentrating photovoltaic technology was developed, tested by Solar Systems and is operated by Ceramet Solar. This site has the potential to be developed into on of the largest PV systems in Australia.

Diamond Energy supported this project through gaining generator accreditations, national grid connection and providing market access and purchases the renewable energy from the facilities supplying the local community.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Mildura, Victoria
Capacity:                                         1.5 MW
Commissioned:                              2013
Owned and Operated by:             Ceramet Solar

 

bioWAVE Pilot Project

BioPower Systems has deployed its 250kW bioWAVE pilot demonstration wave energy technology off the coast of Port Fairy, a coastal town 290km south west of Melbourne. This is the culmination of an intensive development phase and marks the beginning of a testing and demonstration phase

Diamond Energy has participated throughout the project, including site identification, conducting preliminary assessment, supporting funding applications, generator accreditations and grid connection steps. We are excited to be a partner in one Australia’s first grid connected wave energy projects.

Here’s an example of how we have worked with an innovative organization and technology to help support renewable energy investment that is building Australia’s renewable energy future.

Project Summary

Located at:                                              Port Fairy, Victoria
Capacity:                                                 250kW (pilot); 1 MW (demonstration)
Commissioned:                                      2016
Owned and operated by                       Biopower Systems

Bridgewater Solar

Ceramet Solar’s concentrated photovoltaic 0.6MW capacity test facility located in Bridgewater, central Victoria has joined Diamond Energy’s portfolio of new renewable generation projects.

The facility is owned and operated by Australian company Ceramet Solar. The innovative, high efficiency cutting edge concentrating photovoltaic technology was developed and tested by Solar Systems and is operated by Ceramet Solar.

Diamond Energy supported this Australian first project through gaining generator accreditations, national grid connection and providing market access. Diamond Energy also purchases the renewable energy from the facility supplying the local community.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Bridgewater, Victoria
Ultimate Capacity:                          0.6MW
Commissioned:                              2013
Owned and Operated by:              Ceramet Solar

Newcastle – LMS Energy

In co-operation with Newcastle City Council, LMS’ Newcastle Renewable Energy Facility converts landfill methane gas to energy to power over 7,300 individual electricity users in the local community. Since commissioning in July 2009, the facility has generated over 139,000MWh of base-load renewable electricity, and abated over 836,000 tonnes (CO2e) of carbon.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Newcastle, NSW
Capacity:                                         2.2 MW
Commissioned:                              2009
Owned and Operated by:             LMS Energy Pty Ltd

EarthPower Technologies

EarthPower is Australia’s first regional food biomass waste-to-energy facility with a capacity of 3.75 MW, it is located in Camellia, New South Wales. The facility processes fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy waste and converts it into renewable electricity.

The EarthPower facility uses anaerobic digestion technology to convert solid and liquid food waste, into a combustible gas similar to natural gas. The digester gas is recovered and used to fuel cogeneration engines, which produce fully accredited renewable electricity. This electricity was sold to Diamond Energy between March 2013 and March 2017 and into the national electricity grid.

Here is another example of how the support of our customers has enabled us to support renewable energy projects and the innovative technologies or Australia’s renewable energy future.

Shepparton – LMS Energy

In co-operation with City of Greater Shepparton Council, LMS’ Shepparton Renewable Energy Facility converts landfill methane gas to energy to power over 2,200 individual electricity users in the local community. Since commissioning in April 2009, the facility has generated over 43,000MWh of base-load renewable electricity, and abated over 258,000 tonnes (CO2e) of carbon.

Project Summary

Located at:                                      Shepparton, VIC
Capacity:                                          0.8 MW
Commissioned:                               2009
Owned and Operated by:              LMS Energy Pty Ltd

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