Archived news

MAY
03
Pacific Hydro wins international Reporting Award for Openness & Honesty

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro was the winner at the CR Reporting Awards 2013 in the “Openness & Honesty” category for its first combined Annual Review and Sustainability Report. The winners were announced during a reception at the Royal Society in London this week

March 2013

MAR
05
Pacific Hydro appoints Chief Operating Officer

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Keenan as Chief Operating Officer, effective 15 April 2013. Mr Keenan will be based in the company’s headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

December 2012

DEC
19
Pacific Hydro launches its first combined Annual Review and Sustainability Report

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro released today its first combined Annual Review and Sustainability Report. The publication covers Pacific Hydro’s business and sustainability performance during the 2011-12 Australian financial year

DEC
11
Chacayes named ‘Best Hydro Project of the Year’

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro received the “Best Hydro Project of the Year” award for its Chacayes run-of-river hydro plant in Chile at the Renewable Energy Projects of the Year Awards in Orlando, USA

DEC
05
Pacific Hydro Chacayes successfully completes refinancing

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro and its partner Astaldi have successfully completed the refinancing of the 111MW run-of-river hydro power plant Chacayes.

DEC
03
Pacific Hydro granted environmental permit for its first wind farm in Chile

After a six-month review, the Environmental Assessment Commission of Chile’s Coquimbo region unanimously approved the Environmental Impact Declaration of the Punta Sierra wind farm

November 2012

NOV
07
UN accredits Chacayes run-of-river hydro to issue and trade in carbon credits

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change approved this week the registration of Pacific Hydro’s Chacayes run-of-river hydro plant in Chile under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism

September 2012

SEP
27
Codrington wind farm passes midlife health check

One of Australia’s first wind farms, the 18.2MW Codrington wind farm, has just passed its midlife health check according to Pacific Hydro’s general manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett.

SEP
17
Pacific Hydro launches retail business in Australia

Leading renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro, has continued its history of innovation this week by launching retail operations in Australia which will target business customers who are committed to powering a cleaner world

August 2012

AUG
17
Pacific Hydro appoints new General Manager Brazil

Pacific Hydro announced the appointment of Adriana Waltrick to the role of General Manager Brazil. Ms Waltrick will focus on the implementation of a new business model for the commercialisation of wind energy in Brazil.

July 2012

JUL
01
Bright future for the Australian economy and the environment

Leading Australian renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro, welcomes the first day of Australia’s clean energy future.

June 2012

JUN
23
Vale and Pacific Hydro form wind energy joint venture in Brazil

Vale, the world’s second-largest mining company, and leading Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro today announced a consortium agreement to jointly build and operate two wind farms in Brazil’s northeast.

JUN
15
Pacific Hydro advances with its first wind farm in Chile

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro submitted today the Declaration of Environmental Impact of its first wind farm project in Chile to the Environmental Assessment Service of the Coquimbo Region.

March 2012

MAR
28
Pacific Hydro appoints new Non-Executive Director

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro is pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Roper as a Director of the Company.

MAR
19
Australia’s low carbon policy to drive future prosperity: The Climate Institute

Leading Australian renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro is optimistic about the nation’s future clean energy and low carbon opportunities, despite findings in The Climate Institute’s Global Leadership Review 2012, which rank Australia 16th among 20 OECD nations on current carbon competitiveness.

February 2012

FEB
28
Chilean President announces country’s energy policy at Chacayes run-of-river power plant

President Sebastián Piñera announced this morning Chile’s National Energy Policy 2012-2030, highlighting the importance of hydropower for the development of the country’s energy matrix.

FEB
27
Moree Solar Farm partners submit new bid & announce new lead contractor

On Friday 24 February 2012 the Moree Solar Farm (MSF) consortium provided the Australian Federal Government with a revised bid for Solar Flagships funding that fully addresses issues previously raised by the Commonwealth.

January 2012

JAN
17
Communities say yes to wind farms

Pacific Hydro Australia has today released the results of its latest community polling, which indicates overwhelming support for the construction of wind farms.

JAN
10
Pacific Hydro Chile receives Sello ProPyme

Pacific Hydro Chile received Sello ProPyme certification during a ceremony at La Moneda, today.

December 2011

DEC
15
Durban offers hope for action on climate change

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro welcomes the progress made in the international climate talks which wrapped up in Durban on 11 December.

DEC
14
Pacific Hydro named Best Project Developer Asia Pacific 2011

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro has been named ‘Best Project Developer – Asia Pacific’ for the second year in a row in the 12th annual market survey promoted by Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance - two of the leading global publications covering environmental markets.

DEC
02
Pacific Hydro receives ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’ international award

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro received the ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’ Award for its 111MW Chacayes run-of-river hydro power plant in Chile at the International Tunnelling Awards 2011, announced during a reception in Hong Kong last night.

November 2011

NOV
08
Pacific Hydro welcomes investment certainty with passing of Clean Energy Future Package

Leading renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro welcomed the passing of the Clean Energy Future Package through the Senate today.

October 2011

OCT
26
Pacific Hydro inaugurates US$450m run-of-river hydro power plant in Chile

Leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro inaugurated its 111MW Chacayes run-of-river hydro power plant in Chile’s Alto Cachapoal Valley, approximately 120km south of Santiago, at a formal ceremony last night.

August 2011

AUG
22
Energy efficiency program one of 25 to share in $90K Sustainable Communities Fund

A program implemented by the Southern 500 Speedway to cut electricity use by around 30% has received the largest grant in the 2011 Portland Sustainable Communities Fund.

AUG
22
Sustainable Communities Fund Recipients Foster Social Cohesion

Initiatives such as Festivals that foster social cohesion are the big winners in this year's Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund.

AUG
04
Pacific Hydro signs agreement to develop conventional geothermal resources in Australia

Pacific Hydro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Green Rock Energy to partner on the development of geothermal power projects.

July 2011

JUL
11
Pacific Hydro ready to deliver a Clean Energy Future

"A price on carbon will drive billions in new investment, enable energy diversification and create significant new job opportunities across the nation", said Pacific Hydro General Manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett

June 2011

JUN
29
Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund Recipients Focus on Health and Safety

"It is really encouraging to see local community groups leading the way in implementing initiatives that address health and safety," said Mr Lane Crockett, Pacific Hydro's General Manager for Australia.

JUN
24
Pacific Hydro comments regarding the Senate Inquiry Report into the Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms

Pacific Hydro notes that submissions to the Senate Inquiry show that community support is strong even though the Inquiry was surrounded by negative media attention.

JUN
23
South Australia proves 20% renewable energy target achievable

Leading Australian renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro, today congratulated the South Australian Government on reaching their renewable energy target ahead of schedule.

JUN
18
Moree Solar Farm – A Glimpse of Our Energy Future

Pacific Hydro, welcomes today's Commonwealth and NSW Government announcement that they will provide significant funding for the world class Moree Solar Farm.

May 2011

MAY
09
La Confluencia hydro project accredited to issue and trade in carbon credits

Pacific Hydro and SN Power, through its joint venture Tinguiririca Energia, this week announced that its La Confluencia run of river hydro project in Chile has been successfully registered under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to issue and trade in carbon credits.

April 2011

APR
01
Pacific Hydro sells stake in joint venture in the Philippines to focus on Australia and South America

Pacific Hydro today announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA") with Aboitiz Power Corp. ("AboitizPower") to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Luzon Hydro Corp. ("LHC") joint venture, which owns and operates the 70-megawatt Bakun Hydro run-of-river hydro power plant

March 2011

MAR
28
Pacific Hydro wins acclaimed international Corporate Responsibility Reporting Award

Pacific Hydro has been awarded 'Best SME Report' for its 2009 Sustainability Report at the prestigious Corporate Responsibility ('CR') Reporting Awards 2011

December 2010

DEC
22
Pacific Hydro awarded ‘Best Project Developer – Asia Pacific’

Pacific Hydro has been awarded the "Best Project Developer - Asia Pacific' in the annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey

DEC
21
Appointment of new Director

Pacific Hydro is pleased to advise the appointment of Mr Roger Gill as a Director of the Company

October 2010

OCT
18
Pacific Hydro Unveils US$800m Chilean Hydro Projects

At a formal ceremony in Chile on Tuesday 26 October 2010, Australia's leading renewable energy company Pacific Hydro unveiled the La Higuera and La Confluencia run-of-river hydro power stations

March 2010

MAR
01
Earthquake in Chile: Limited Impact on Pacific Hydro People and Assets

A severe earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck central Chile in the early hours of Saturday morning