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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2017, 15:38 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - "Be vulnerable."

It can take a little courage to venture your opinions..

Opinions change; nothing is quite set in concrete in the same way as a massive bridge pier support.



My thanks to Anna Akana for her contribution today. #-o


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2017, 17:19 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Feasibility vs Snowy 2.0

This is how Snowy 2.0 get's it's okay. $500,000 becomes $29 million and no generation competitors are funded for this renewable energy 'space.' Melbourne's Bay Bridge hydro would be a close competitor if feasibility where funded for 'return on investment;' amount of electricity generated; around the clock supply: and supplemental benefits such as serving 500,000 population directly by road and for power.

https://arena.gov.au/blog/snowy2-0/

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WHAT’S BEING ANNOUNCED?

ARENA has reached in principle agreement with Snowy Hydro to commit the $8 million, with an expectation that formal documents will be signed in the near future.

In March, ARENA announced $500,000 for a study into Snowy 2.0 but the scope of the work changed as the complexity of the project unfolded and timelines shifted. The result is the “accelerated” feasibility study announced at a total cost of $29 million.

With ARENA funding $8 million towards the study, the remainder of the cost – $21 million – will be picked up by Snowy Hydro.

WHAT ARENA GETS

For ARENA the benefits of the project will be measured not just in megawatts but in creating future opportunities around pumped hydro that flow from the work done on Snowy 2.0.

The agency will receive a Public Market Report from Snowy Hydro at the conclusion of the study. Under the agreement with ARENA, Snowy will provide information on future trends for pumped hydro and energy demand, as well as the latest information on technology such as reversible pumps and variable load generation.


Tumut 3 power station is part of the Snowy Hydro scheme and was visited by Prime Minister Turnbull for the announcement. IMAGE: Cmh.
Snowy Hydro will supply a range of technical information about the project. This information will help the potential next wave of pumped hydro projects, such as the pumped hydro projects being examined in Tasmania.

ARENA is proud to be playing a key role as facilitator in the emergence of various forms of renewable energy and energy storage. Pumped hydro is one such form.

The information obtained from the feasibility study will allow ARENA to continue and increase that leadership role, helping to answer questions about how pumped hydro might integrate with future energy markets as we move towards a renewable energy future.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

The feasibility study should be delivered by late in the year. It will lay out both the technical and commercial feasibility of the project and be presented to the board of Snowy Hydro.

At the conclusion of the feasibility study the Snowy Hydro Board will make a final investment decision regarding the project, which is slated to cost more than $2 billion.

A completed project will take some time. Construction of pumped hydro projects is a complex process, usually taking years, both Mr Turnbull and Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad said.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2017, 10:48 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - World record breaking?

"This is it." Add a bridge for dual benefits. Victoria 'wake up'; this should be us.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pentland-firth-tidal-power-station-electricity-generation-energy-renewables-a7922141.html

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Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation.

'We expect to continue to break records throughout the rest of the year'

Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent @montaukian Thursday 31 August 2017 16:00 BST


Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation.

Exporting surplus renewable power - capacity.



And seen from the Hume Hwy, in NSW (again); the site of Gunning's 31 wind generator's.

Bridges can have tall towers above their piers. Towers for the 'A' cable bracing. Add wind?
We're talking Portsea to Queenscliff; 3-5km inside 'The Heads'. Back from the Bays neck.



Victoria: where are you? Oh yeah! Snowy 2.0 without a contest.. why?!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Off shore wind generation.

It's a plan to build up to 250 towers for turbines off the Gippsland coast.
My point is that a big bridge usually needs towers anyway. Why not plan for a two or, three ways return on the investment into the support towers: tide current and wind power with bridge support?

http://www.ecogeneration.com.au/2gw-wind-farm-proposed-off-gippsland-coast/

An $8 billion dollar plan.

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/australias-first-offshore-wind-farm-proposed-for-gippsland/


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 04 Sep 2017, 11:27 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - "Atlantis was founded in Australia a decade ago.."

By Giles Parkinson on 4 September 2017.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-led-tidal-energy-project-sets-new-production-records-29054/

Articles by Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy ... ish-coast/


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Cash for 'Transport & Energy' potential.

Today I've learned that the Federal Government can:

"The Government funded the multi-million survey using laws which allowed the spending if there was an urgent need and the situation was unforeseen." If they can do it for 'Marriage Equality'; they can do it for Melbourne's Bay Bridge. $122 million is a four times multiple of Snowy 2:0.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-idiocy-fuels-our-energy-policies/news-story/7c759cf01709cc28522bc6b2d8c39454

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/high-court-of-australias-gay-marriage-postal-vote-decision/news-story/df67485173dbf074d8604d9b533a215e

Oh... "And it goes without saying; that if the State of Victoria doesn't ask; then the Federal Government is not without an alibi." Namely, Victoria needs to ask."


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