Aurora Energy’s financial result in 2012-13 was the strongest in its history, following significant cost reductions across the business and coinciding with the smallest electricity price increase for several years. Chairman Geoff Willis said the company’s underlying profit of $76.5 million was more than $20.1 million higher than the prior year and would enable increased returns to be made to […]
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Ergon Energy will build new powerlines to important Cairns health facilities and Cairns Airport over the next four months as part of two separate projects worth around $3.6 million. The first of the two projects will deliver a new underground supply from Ergon’s Cairns North Substation in Manoora to a nearby health clinic on Arthur Street and also connecting to […]
Adani Group’s Galilee Transmission Pty Ltd (GTC) has announced a proposal for a major transmission line to power the development of the $5.9 billion Carmichael coal mine near Clermont in central Queensland. The 250 kilometre transmission line would link Powerlink Queensland’s Strathmore substation near Collinsville to the new Galilee substation to be located on Adani’s Moray Downs ten kilometres east […]
Energex has flicked the switch on a $13 million upgrade to the local electricity network which will enhance the power supplies for more than 13,000 northern Sunshine Coast homes and businesses. The project involved upgrading the Noosaville substation in Nannygai Street with a new transformer, switchboard and capacitor bank, as well as enhancements to the local electricity network. The improvements […]
Broome’s historic Chinatown precinct will celebrate switching over to underground power following the completion of a Horizon Power program to replace aged overhead powerlines. WA Energy Minister Mike Nahan visited Broome to mark the completion of the $3.6million Broome CBD Electrical Distribution Asset Replacement Program. Under the program, Horizon Power replaced existing, old overhead power infrastructure in eight major streets […]
A solar PV array at Daly Waters in the Northern Territory will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 22 tonnes each year. A solar PV array has been installed on the accommodation facility at the Daly Waters Power Station. The power station uses distillate fuel and the 15kW solar array will cover the power station’s energy requirements as well as provide some […]
Ergon Energy is investing in the electricity network to provide an acceptable long-term power supply to Mackay’s Northern Suburbs and is currently undertaking community consultation with a decision expected within the next 12 months. To meet a growing demand for electricity in this region, Ergon Energy proposes to undertake a number of projects including: Aquire easements to construct a 66,000 […]
Ergon Energy will start construction of a state of the art new $12M electricity substation at Woodstock next month. The new 66,000/11,000 volt facility will replace an old substation that had come to the end of its economic life General Manager Service Delivery Northern Paul Ryan said. “The present substation has been in operation since the 1950’s and has served […]
The contract for a major portion of 132kV and 33kV transmission mains and substation works for a leading NSW energy provider has been awarded to UEA Electrical. These works are set to commence July 2013 and will carry on through multiple stages, until scheduled completion in March 2014. This project marks a significant advancement in project scope for the company. […]
The Pilbara Underground Power Project is progressing with more than 800 homes now connected. All homes in Millars Well are now connected with the final lot, in Atkinson Way, marking the completion of this stage of the project. “The project team is very pleased to have reached this significant milestone and we thank residents for their cooperation and support whilst […]
The Sunshine Coast could become the alternative energy capital of coastal Australia with Sunshine Coast Council set to build a solar farm to meet its electricity needs. Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast would live up to its name by tapping into the energy of the sun to deliver a multi-million-dollar saving for ratepayers. “If our market-sounding exercises stack […]
A Brisbane innovation that will increase safety in high-risk bushfire areas and also improve the reliability of the electricity network was launched by Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, the Hon Ian Walker MP at Siemens’ manufacturing facility at Loganholme. The Hon Ian Walker MP said the Fusesaver Remote Control Unit was an impressive piece of technology […]
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