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Opportunities for private capital to increase renewables investment, despite the transmission logjam
Insight 22 Feb 2024

Amid fears that Australia's ambitious grid buildout is falling behind schedule, how are investors continuing to deploy capital in renewables projects? ...

Giving new meaning to 'going off grid': can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition?
Insight 26 Feb 2024

Challenges facing the energy transition present opportunities for consumers and investors. Can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition? ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: December 2023 and January 2024
Insight 20 Feb 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the months of December and January, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's review of the electricity compensation frameworks in the NER. ...

New year review: contract resets in the infrastructure sector
Insight 30 Jan 2024

A new year often brings with it an opportunity to review, reflect and….reset? The infrastructure sector has been subject to significant and unpredictable pressures in the last five years which has meant that contracts that were once fit for purpose are no longer responding to risks appropriately. ...

What is the future for natural gas in Australia?
Insight 22 Jan 2024

In this Insight, we explore the two possible pathways for the natural gas sector—a fast transition away from natural gas as a source of fuel, or longer-term use of natural gas as a transition fuel in the journey towards net zero — and the related implications for Australia. ...

Allens advises on Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone project financing
News 21 Dec 2023

The first-of-its-kind transaction sees the ACEREZ consortium become the preferred network operator to seek approval to construct and operate the Central-West Orana REZ, which will enable generators ...

Critical minerals list expands and new strategic materials list
Insight 18 Dec 2023

Part of Australia's critical minerals strategy was to review and update Australia's list of critical minerals. That process has now been finalised, with the critical minerals list expanded to 30 minerals. ...

Release of draft US guidance and Australian access to the benefits of major US critical minerals push
Insight 18 Dec 2023

On 1 December 2023, the US Department of Energy published draft guidance on its proposed interpretation of the term 'foreign entity of concern' or 'FEOCs', which directly relates to two major US green innovation reforms. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: November 2023
Insight 13 Dec 2023

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of November, as well as take a closer look at the AEMC's draft determination in relation to the provision of mandatory primary frequency response by grid-scale batteries. ...

Allens advises Genex on PPAs for Kidston Wind Farm
News 12 Dec 2023

This milestone marks a major step towards the development of the K3W Project, which is the third stage of Genex's Kidston Clean Energy Hub. The Kidston Clean Energy Hub, which will integrate pumped ...

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