Speed and security are the two principles with which the key management system was developed. The result of an innovative collaboration between Harcor and Amtac, Keys-on-Tap is a new revolutionary key management platform that takes those two core principles to new levels. Keys-on-Tap paves a critical avenue for fleet management and includes capabilities that have never been made accessible before […]
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has reported lower demand for energy and a fall in wholesale electricity and gas prices during the July to September quarter of 2023 in its latest Wholesale Markets Quarterly Report. The report shows average wholesale electricity prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM) were less than half that seen at the same time last year […]
Working with leading telecommunication provider Optus, Spectur has delivered surveillance solutions to protect critical assets from theft and vandalism. After three years of partnering together, Optus and Spectur will extend their collaboration to boost security for vulnerable telecommunication assets and support Optus’s commitment to strengthening mobile network security. Optus has updated its Statement of Works with Spectur through an existing […]
NBN Co is taking action to address the inherent risks climate change poses to its operations, network continuity and service obligations. By embedding sustainability in all its activities, it aims to deliver on its purpose to lift the digital capability of Australia, while enabling long-term social, economic and environmental value for all stakeholders. The company has committed to a target […]
RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, is celebrating a major milestone this year – 100 years of designing and building innovative tools trusted on job sites around the world and handed down from generation to generation. To commemorate the occasion, RIDGID will spend the year 2023 celebrating the trades, their impact on our world, and the brand’s legacy. “A […]
In efforts to deliver bill relief to New South Wales households, the State Government has announced the New South Wales Energy Bill Saver program. Under the program, households can receive $250 off their energy bills by simply comparing their current energy deal. They could also unlock up to $400 in further savings by switching energy plans to a lower deal. […]
The most recent Electricity Market Inquiry Report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reveals electricity retailers are under pressure due to high and volatile wholesale electricity prices. The report presents new analysis on electricity hedging contracts, which are the longer-term, fixed-price contracts that retailers enter with generators so they can on-sell electricity to households and businesses. Hedging contracts […]
Bidding has now opened for water licences in Central Queensland, with online tenders for water from the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project now available to local farmers and residents. Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek, said the second tranche of water licences were now available from the weir, which is currently under construction west of Rockhampton. “The […]
The utility sector is one of the most regulated in the country, if not the world. The quantity and complexity of regulation applying to the industry is increasing daily, as are the penalties for non-compliance. Compliance is moving from an abstract concern to an area requiring direct and focused attention. This article explores four practical ways that leaders in utility […]
Power and energy projects are often large, complex and multi-discipline, and can take years to plan and complete. Making the case for additional capital investment can also take years to go through funding approval, so it’s imperative that your construction projects are delivered with certainty. Your customers count on you to deliver new plants and infrastructure, and maintain or upgrade […]
How do you optimise a level sensor that already has everything: the best focusing, highest accuracy, simple operation and universal communication? What sounds like an obvious question has led VEGA to create much more than just an even better sensor. When using the new VEGAPULS 6X, it’s not just the sensor that counts, but what can be achieved with its […]
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to the flooding crisis experienced yet again in Australia. But there is a common approach that can help mitigate risk and prepare for the future. Conversations following recent flood events have been about how stormwater infrastructure can cope with the levels of water that parts of Byron Bay, Lismore, Brisbane and […]
It’s hard to accurately predict trends and global events – as witnessed with COVID-19 – but one thing that the rest of 2022 is guaranteed to bring is less certainty when it comes to supply chains. The past two years have shone a light on the fragility of the supply chain, demonstrating that even Australia’s largest construction firms are at […]
Boerger has surprised the world of pumps with a new generation of its BLUEline rotary lobe pumps, the BLUEline Nova, with the high-tech pump available in six sizes and with flow rates of up to 110 m3/h. The German manufacturer promises not only excellent volumetric efficiency but also maximum choice of sealing systems. Boerger is well-known for its high-quality rotary […]
After two years of cancelled events due to COVID-19, in-person events are back, including a new dedicated biennial water jet, hydro excavation, drain cleaning and vacuum loading technology exhibition and conference being held this October. The new AUSJET22 conference is presented by the industry’s peak body, the Australasian High-Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET), as well as the Australasian Drain Cleaning […]
When selecting a generator for your project, it’s critical to consider the right unit for optimal performance, specific applications, final installations and genset configurations. FG Wilson generators are designed to meet the unique demands of each project and every unit is built for optimal performance in harsh conditions. These robust units provide enough power to support any application, from national […]
NBN Co has enhanced its Sky Muster Plus satellite services to provide more data for 108,000 households and businesses in regional and rural Australia. These upgrades aim to improve the quality of life for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia by reducing data constraints associated with accessing fast and reliable broadband. For the first […]
Coliban Water has invited customers to provide feedback on its draft pricing plan which details intended levels of pricing and investment over the next five years. A formal review process of pricing is completed every five years by the independent Essential Services Commission to ensure the outcomes reached and the bills customers pay recover only what we need. The review […]
The winner for the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Victoria has been announced for 2022, following a competition between Victorian water companies. Melbourne Water with its water from the Cresswell Water Treatment Plant at Healesville has won the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Victoria competition. This is the first time Melbourne Water have won the Victorian title. The […]
SA Water’s redeveloped front counter within its Adelaide CBD-based building will provide a new face-to-face translation service for customers, with in-house interpreters capable of speaking a collective 50 languages. Customers who find it difficult to communicate in English are able to indicate a language they’d prefer to speak – prompting one of the employees, fluent in that language, to help […]
Essential Energy has achieved its three-year accredited certification to ISO 55001 for its Asset Management System, with the utility receiving the accredited certification with no major or minor nonconformities. ISO 55001 is the international standard which defines the requirements for developing, implementing and maintaining a management system for asset management. To achieve accredited certification to ISO 55001 Essential Energy had […]
The Hunter Power Project, a 660MW gas power plant, has officially been granted environmental approval, allowing for construction to begin on the Kurri Kurri-based project. The Federal Government is providing up to $600 million in equity to support the gas-fired power station, after setting a target for an extra 1,000MW of dispatchable energy in New South Wales following the Liddell […]
by the Energy Charter Australia’s energy sector is undergoing rapid change. Pressure is building to deliver reliable, affordable, safe and sustainable energy for consumers, while making the necessary investments to support transformation from fossil-fuelled centralised generation to renewable and distributed energy. Within this transition, there is a unique opportunity to align with social licence and consumer expectations. This is an […]
An expert panel has released its final report recommending a ban on embedded networks in Victoria’s new residential buildings to ensure customers have fair retail protections. The Embedded Networks Review was established as part of the Victorian Government’s election commitment to improve consumer outcomes in the energy market. The panel leading the review − comprised of energy market and consumer […]
Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and Energy Consumers Australia, have outlined how energy networks are working to meet consumer needs, in a newly released report. The Consumer Engagement Report highlights submissions from energy networks to the 2021 Energy Networks Consumer Engagement Award. ENA Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Dillon, said the report demonstrated the high level of consumer engagement network businesses were […]
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has launched a new vulnerability strategy for consultation, aiming to improve the experiences of consumers who are especially vulnerable to financial hardship, as energy debt figures increase across the country. Concerns that some consumers may not be able to access the energy they need, due to financial hardship or vulnerability, formed the basis of the […]
NBN Co has announced an emission reduction program Towards-Zero Carbon Ambition, membership of the global RE100 renewable energy initiative, and plans to purchase 100 per cent renewable electricity from December 2025. NBN Co’s emission reduction program is also part of its newly released second Sustainability Report. As part of the Towards-Zero Carbon Ambition, the company has an initial three-year roadmap, […]
Leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, is celebrating its 85th year of uplifting communities through the provision of world-class water and wastewater services. As the company approaches this incredible milestone, its people are pausing to reflect on their journey that has been characterised by innovation, agility, and a steadfast dedication to solving customers’ problems. Interflow is Australia and New Zealand’s leading […]
NBN Co has announced a new tranche of locations to be upgraded, allowing over 200,000 premises to be selected for upgrade and ultrafast broadband access. Details of Tranche 6 of the upgrade program came as the company posted strong financial results for the first quarter of the 2021-22 financial year. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the […]
South Australia’s electricity distribution network has reached a world-first milestone – achieving “negative demand” on five days since 26 September 2021, due to the output of rooftop solar more than meeting electricity demand on the network. On 26 September, for the first time, the distribution network managed by SA Power Networks became a net exporter for 2.5 hours with load […]
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$700M renewable energy network boost for WA November 20, 2023
In an effort to support opportunities for renewable energy projects in Western A...
How recycled water can make green energy even greener November 10, 2023
As the country works to meet renewable energy targets, recycled water has an imp...
A game changer in electrical safety: integrated automated racking devices October 24, 2023
Arc faults are a serious event where a large amount of electrical energy is expl...
The key management system unlocking new capabilities October 24, 2023
Speed and security are the two principles with which the key management system w...
Engineering climate solutions October 24, 2023
Some of Australia’s most respected engineering and climate experts will headli...