In order to prepare Queensland’s electricity network for the significant power use increase expected during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Powerlink’s Mudgeeraba Substation is receiving a $25 million overhaul including isolator replacements and a new transformer. The recent 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has highlighted the scrutiny that host cities of major sporting events experience, as the world watches […]
Following three and a half years of successful experience in live operation, GridON and Wilson Transformer Company are announcing a new family of cost-effective Fault Current Limiters (FCL-DG) with smaller footprint for mid-to-high voltage applications. GridON’s established technology has been further enhanced to offer a cost-effective solution for distribution grid operators, industrial customers and independent power producers. Growing demand […]
The Victorian Government has announced the first grant from its $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund, a program supporting innovative clean energy projects. Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said MIL-Systems would receive $180,000 to help the company manufacture its innovative Reactive Power Control (RPC) solar inverter. The RPC solar inverter will control solar electricity, assist […]
The site of a proposed Endeavour Energy electricity substation at Calderwood will be moved so it is located further away from existing and planned schools. The Department of Planning and Environment has approved a modification to relocate the site from near the existing Illawarra Christian School and the proposed state primary and secondary schools. Lend Lease’s Concept Plan for Calderwood will […]
CitiPower has been fined by the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after oil from one of its power substations contaminated a Brunswick East creek. EPA Acting Metropolitan Manager Danny Childs said oil entered Merri Creek after it flowed into a stormwater drainage channel near CitiPower’s Nicholson Street power substation. “EPA became aware of the situation after receiving a number […]
The Queensland government will invest $25million into Queensland’s electricity grid’s infrastructure to prepare for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. Powerlink’s Mudgeeraba substation will receive a significant upgrade, including upgrades to the primary and secondary systems, a new transformer, new fencing, a new control building and minor works. Some redundant equipment will also be decommissioned. Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt […]
Power and Water Corporation is set to begin an intensive maintenance and upgrade program across its electricity network. Poles, wires, transformers and substations all benefit from this program each year between May and September due to the dry season. Power and Water Power Networks General Manager, John Greenwood said providing a more reliable service is the key factor in these […]
An upgrade to the Glenmore High Lift Water Pump Station in Queensland is now complete, with the pump station now able to withstand natural disasters. As part of the upgrade, the pump station now has a diesel generator capable of supplying backup power to the entire water treatment plant site. The upgrade also Includes electrical and mechanical upgrade of the […]
Water is one of the earth’s most valuable resources. Throughout the world, this liquid plays a key role when it comes to supplying the global population as it continues to grow. It is therefore extremely important that we implement sustainable water management strategies to protect the earth’s bodies of water and their role as a part of the natural ecosystem, […]
As technology advances and network capabilities increase, we’ve seen a great deal of change in the technology that utilities can use to monitor their electrical networks. Now, utilities have access to data that allows them to be proactive rather than reactive to their ever-changing requirements. While kiosk transformers have a raft of expensive (and in some cases less than specifically […]
Ergon Energy’s Woodgate substation (QLD) has been severely damaged by a direct lightning strike that damaged a transformer and affected power supply to customers. Network settings have been adjusted and additional generation units have been brought in to maintain supply to customers until the substation is repaired. The network was reconfigured after the lightning strike to supply customers from another […]
Regional electricity distributor Ergon Energy is currently engaged in two significant infrastructure projects aiming to improve reliability and underpin growth in Queensland’s Darling Downs. In Toowoomba’s CBD a $70million, three-storey substation designed to blend with a nearby shopping centre is taking shape. Further south in Warwick, constructing a new substation within the footprint of the existing one without interruption of […]
Many of TransGrid’s substation and transmission line assets were built in the 1950s and 1960s and are now approaching the end of their serviceable lives. As a result, a progressive replacement or refurbishment of these assets across New South Wales is currently underway, which will give them all a new lease of life. TransGrid recently proposed to increase expenditure on […]
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