SunCable has announced its acquisition by a private investment company, which is set to support it in the delivery of the Australia-Asia Power Link (AAPowerLink), which is expected to provide low-cost green energy to customers in Darwin and Singapore. SunCable has completed the sale of its assets, including the shares in its operating subsidiaries, to Grok Ventures (Grok). Grok has […]
Continuing the growth of its commercial investment portfolio, Unitywater has this month acquired a minority stake in Australian business Detection Services Group. Unitywater has announced the acquisition of a minority stake in Detection Services Group, which is expected to accelerate the utility’s adoption of advanced technology for managing its pipeline networks. The acquisition is also expected to further diversify Unitywater’s […]
RayGen, in partnership with AGL, has opened its solar-plus-storage plant in Carwarp, Victoria, which is expected to add 4MW of solar and 2.8MW/50MWh of storage capacity to the West Murray grid. The plant is powered by a field of smart, rotational mirrors whose concentrated solar energy is combined with the energy stored across two water reservoirs to create a ‘hot […]
Australia’s leading utilities provider, Downer Group, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with WaterAid, an international not-for-profit organisation committed to improving access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for the world’s poorest communities. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, access to clean water and sanitation is a privilege not a right. To combat this, WaterAid works […]
Powerlink Queensland has signed an agreement with French engineering consultancy agency, RTE international (RTEi), who will assist Powerlink in providing consultancy services to live substations works across the Asia Pacific region. Powerlink was the first Australian transmission utility to adopt live substation works in 2001 and RTEi is a long-standing world leader who continues to provide methodology and licensing to […]
Jacana Energy has announced that it is accepting submissions from proponents interested in taking part in the development of up to 100MW of large-scale solar for the Darwin-Katherine region. The expression of interest (EOI) is available on the Northern Territory Government tenders online website. Submissions for the non-binding EOI process will close on 26 September 2023. Jacana Energy held an […]
Woodside Energy, Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and the Electrical Trades Union have reached in-principle agreement regarding its employees on its North West Shelf offshore platforms. In-principle agreement was reached on all claims relating to remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment. The next steps will be for the enterprise agreement to be finalised and then voted on by employees […]
APA Group and Alinta Power have entered into a Share Sale Agreement for the acquisition of Alinta Energy Pilbara and Alinta Energy (Newman Storage), for an enterprise value of $1.7 billion. Alinta Energy Pilbara is an energy infrastructure business underpinned by contracted operational assets (gas and solar power generation, gas transmission, battery energy storage systems and electricity transmission), together with […]
The proposed delay of the coal-powered Eraring Power Station’s closure has been criticised in a joint statement released by the Smart Energy Council, Climate Energy Finance, the Clean Energy Investor Group and Nexa Advisory, which warns that the delay will majorly undermine emissions reduction efforts. Director of think tank Climate Energy Finance and author of The Lights will Stay On […]
Technical and environmental studies have begun for EnergyAustralia’s proposed Lake Lyell Pumped Hydro Project, which is set to be located in Lithgow, New South Wales. The commencement of work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) follows the release of the New South Wales Government’s Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). EnergyAustralia’s Lake Lyell Project Director, Mike de Vink, said a team […]
A major energy utility company has announced that its managing director will be stepping down. Jemena Managing Director of SGSP (Australia) Assets and Chairman of Zinfra, Frank Tudor, has announced his intention to step down from his roles, in which he has operated as a leader for five years. The company’s board has appointed Jemena’s Chief Financial Officer, David Gillespie, […]
The Victorian Government has announced a Structured Transition Agreement with AGL that will ensure a firm 12-year notice period for the closure of Loy Yang A power station. The newly formed agreement will help avoid uncertainty where the changing plans of power companies can deter new renewable generation entering the market, increasing electricity prices to customers. It also aims to […]
The Victorian Government is implementing an increase to penalties for gas and electricity distributors, with companies that commit serious breaches facing penalties of up to $10 million. The new penalty amounts will apply to Victorian gas and electricity distribution businesses for breaches of the Electricity Distribution and Gas Distribution System Codes of Practice that result in severe consumer harm or […]
As part of the announcement of its new trans-Tasman operating model, leading services provider Downer Group has appointed James Kafanelis to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Downer Utilities. Here we explore Jim’s leadership journey from apprentice to executive leader and his drive to make a positive contribution to the communities around him. Fresh out of school, Mr Kafanelis […]
Australian Parents for Climate Action (AP4CA) has filed a claim in the Federal Court of Australia against a major energy provider, alleging that the company is falsely advertising one of its products as being carbon neutral. AP4CA alleges that EnergyAustralia is misleading more than 400,000 consumers about the climate impact of its Go Neutral product. The company describes this product […]
Programmed is pleased to welcome Pooja Dalwadi, who has joined its Water Academy as Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Melbourne Water’s Water Academy. As part of a 24-month professional graduate development program, Pooja will work closely with the Melbourne Water Planning & Scheduling team, utilising her engineering skills to contribute to the team’s success. During Pooja’s second interview, Programmed has organized […]
AGL has hosted its inaugural Latrobe Valley Energy Hub Day at the Loy Yang Power Station in Gippsland, Victoria. The event is designed to share future plans for the site and was attended by the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, as well as local community and business groups. AGL Chief Operating Officer, Markus Brokhof, said AGL was […]
Waterco Limited (Waterco) – a global water treatment and pool equipment manufacturer – is set to acquire an Australian pump company. The transaction is expected to be completed on 31 August 2023 with a sale price of $64.9 million. The acquisition of Davey Water Products (Davey) – a subsidiary of GUD Holdings Limited (GUD) – is set to cement Waterco […]
Yarra Valley Water has renewed its partnership with New Plumbing Solutions (NPS) with the signing of a new five-year contract – worth more than $40 million – for the delivery of its meter replacement program. NPS has been providing meter replacement services to Yarra Valley Water under the current contract for the past five years. General Manager Service Futures, Glenn […]
Marinus Link has submitted the first revenue proposal for its proposed transmission project to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), which outlines how Marinus Link will ensure recovery of costs for early works and has been released to the public for feedback. The revenue proposal is a requirement under the National Electricity Rules. Marinus Link CEO, Caroline Wykamp, said that the […]
The Western Australian Government has announced the commencement of negotiations with a major South Korean renewable energy consortium for the establishment of a green ammonia plant near Geraldton. Progressive Green Solutions, in partnership with Samsung C&T and KOMIPO (Korean Midland Power Co), are proposing to build a plant on two lots, at DevelopmentWA’s Narngulu Industrial Estate. The facility is expected […]
Genex Power has announced the appointment of a new CFO following the announcement on 10 May 2023 that current CEO, James Harding, will be retiring, with his position to be filled by current CFO, Craig Francis, beginning 1 September. Patrick McCarthy is set to commence as CFO on 16 October 2023. Mr McCarthy is an experienced energy executive, having been […]
Regional energy supplier for Western Australia, Horizon Energy, has purchased a vanadium redox flow battery for an energy storage pilot situated in Kununurra. Horizon Power is the first Australian regional energy utility to purchase a vanadium redox flow battery and has signed an agreement with VSUN Energy, a subsidiary of Australian Vanadium Limited, for the purchase, installation and commissioning of […]
Pre-construction activities have commenced for the Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), in Cranbourne which will have enough storage capacity to power 80,000 homes for an hour during peak time when operational. Jointly developed by Eku Energy and Shell Energy with minority equity partner, Perfection Private, the Rangebank BESS system in Cranbourne will provide 200MW/400MWh capacity of reliable and flexible […]
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has announced its newest state director, who will ensure that Queensland continues to move towards the path to net zero. Keld Knudsen has joinedAPPEA’s Brisbane office as the new Queensland Director, after he previously served a decade with the organisation from 2011–2021. APPEA said that Mr Knudsen has extensive experience in energy […]
The Federal and Northern Territory Governments are investing millions into helping deliver essential services such as access to clean drinking water and reliable power to remote communities. A $17.5 million investment made by the Federal Government, with $9.1 million from the Northern Territory will see two critical projects built in two remote communities across the territory whilst $92.8 million is […]
Customer satisfaction is a key priority for any business, and then you have customer loyalty a level above that. When it comes to customer loyalty, one need look no further than Jeff Trackson and his decades-long professional relationship with Vermeer Australia. With his company, JR & LM Trackson Pty Ltd, specialising in directional drilling across the whole of Australia, Jeff […]
The start of a new financial year can be a hectic time for businesses, but it’s also the ideal time to review your super to ensure that you can step into 2024 with confidence. Brighter Super has been supporting energy and electrical utility workers for more than 40 years to reach their retirement dreams and is committed to doing this […]
With the impact of climate change and increased demand putting more pressure on the water sector, utilities are transforming to ensure that they can still provide a sufficient supply. To keep up with these demands, South East Water has deployed its network leak detection program as part of its Digital Utility program. As one of the country’s biggest water suppliers […]
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