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Wednesday 18 June 2014

Hydro Tasmania project wins UN Association of Australia environment award

A Hydro Tasmania project maximising the renewable energy potential of King Island has been recognised in the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.
Wednesday 05 March 2014

KIREIP wins national innovation award

The King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project which maximises the renewable energy potential of King Island has won the 2013 Innovation Award from the Energy Supply Association of Australia.
Thursday 30 January 2014

Smart Grid - Energy Usage Access Instructions

A free website has been developed as part of the smart grid trial to assist smart grid participants in understanding their energy use.
Wednesday 29 January 2014

King Island leads the way in embracing renewable energy solutions - Smart Grid Update

As 2014 begins, Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project is nearing completion, with all major elements in place and operational. The KIRIEP has reduced the King Island’s reliance on diesel and will result in the use of renewable energy for around 65% of the island’s annual electricity needs.
Tuesday 24 December 2013

December 2013 project update

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the KIREIP team! It has been a huge year for the project and we have made a lot of progress. KIREIP aims to deliver a world-leading power system for King Island which will reduce reliance on diesel and result in the use of renewable energy for more than 65 per cent of King Island’s electricity needs.
Thursday 19 September 2013

Help us to celebrate the KIREIP Smart Grid

Join us to celebrate and learn about the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project and Smart Grid In appreciation of your support of the Smart Grid project and KIREIP, we wish to invite you to an evening to celebrate the milestones that your community are helping the KIREIP project to achieve on King Island.
Monday 22 July 2013

KIREIP reaches renewable energy milestone

Hydro Tasmania has reached a major milestone for its King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP), achieving a sustained period of zero diesel operation.
Thursday 09 May 2013

April 2013 project update

The King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) is progressing well in 2013, with key projects takings great steps forward, particularly the 100% bio diesel trials, battery installation and smart grid roll out. The Diesel Uninterrupted Power Supply units have been tested in the live power system, and are now in operation. Finally, due to a drop in electricity demand on King Island the wind farm expansion is no longer required, read more below.
Wednesday 08 May 2013

Reduction in electricity demand results in change for KIREIP

Due to a reduction in electricity demand on King Island, the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) will no longer require an expansion to the Huxley Hill wind farm to achieve its goal of increased average renewable energy use.
Tuesday 19 March 2013

Work begins on battery building

The first sod was turned this week for what will soon become home to Australia’s largest battery.
Friday 08 March 2013

February 2013 project update

In 2013 the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) team look towards key milestones for this year and further integrating the technologies on Kind Island.
Tuesday 05 March 2013

2013 King Island show great success

The 2013 King Island show was again a great success for the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) team, providing the opportunity to speak to locals about the Smart Grid project.
Wednesday 19 December 2012

December 2012 project update

As 2012 draws to a close the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) project team look back on a successful year and look forward to achieving many more project milestones in 2013.
Wednesday 28 November 2012

King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project and the TasWind concept

Hydro Tasmania is investigating the potential of building a large wind farm on King Island. This project, called TasWind, is independent of the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREP).
Thursday 01 November 2012

Hydro Tasmania to install Australia's largest battery on King Island

Australian energy storage company Ecoult has been awarded the Hydro Tasmania contract to supply the largest battery based renewable energy storage system in Australia for the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP).
Thursday 01 November 2012

Power station open day great success

Hydro Tasmania opened the King Island Advanced Hybrid Power Station to the public on Saturday 27 October with great success.
Friday 26 October 2012

King Island showcases renewable energy solutions to the world

The first stage of a world-leading project on King Island with the potential to provide solutions to the challenge of supplying renewable energy to remote communities across the globe was officially opened today.
Tuesday 16 October 2012

Power station public open day and free shuttle bus timetable - 27 October 2012

Please join us at the public open day of the upgraded King Island Power Station on Saturday 27 October 2012 from 11am to 2pm.
Tuesday 31 July 2012

July 2012 project update

July was a big month for the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP). The Diesel Uninterruptible Power Supply generation units (D-UPS) have been moved into their newly constructed bays and fuel, exhaust and electrical connections have begun. All of the new high voltage (HV) switch gear has now been installed and commissioned. While the HV gear is a supporting element of KIREIP it is vital to the success of the project. It provides the connection points for the new equipment and will increase electricity supply reliability and allow the team to test new equipment while maintaining power supply to customers.
Tuesday 19 June 2012

June project update

Work on the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) is coming along well. The power station building extensions are now almost finished, allowing some of the new element of the power system to be installed. The Uninterruptible Power Supply class Diesel engines (D-UPS) have arrived on King Island and have been moved into their ‘bays’ ready to be connected. Bio Diesel trials are continuing, the current trial is using a mix of 20% Bio Diesel with traditional Mineral Diesel.
Monday 26 March 2012

Currie displays information about KIREIP

Look out around Currie to see our information stall about the project.
Friday 23 March 2012

Bio-diesel gains recognition under renewable scheme

An innovative energy trial on King Island is reaping rewards in more ways than one.
Monday 19 March 2012

Introducing the community consultative committee

The King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) team are excited to introduce the members of your local KIREIP community consultative committee.
Tuesday 06 March 2012

KIREIP at the King Island Show 2012

The project team were excited to be part of the King Island Show again for 2012.