UnisonFibre has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Telecom New Zealand that will support the growing use of fibre for education and business benefits across the Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and Taupo regions. Telecom will ultimately leverage UnisonFibre to deliver the powerful fibre network services businesses need to thrive in today’s digital world. UnisonFibre General Manager, Mike McGarvey said the […]
NBN Co has announced that it will bring forward its rollout of wholesale very fast broadband to apartments and office buildings in Australia’s inner cities, in a commercial response to emerging infrastructure competition for high-value customers from vertically integrated telecommunications carriers. Preparations are underway to deploy the National Broadband Network to inner city residential and commercial complexes in parallel with […]
Of all new demand management technologies, smart meters are a somewhat surprising candidate for one of the most talked about and controversial. Nevertheless, in Victoria, the smart meter rollout is now more than 98 per cent complete, with more than 2.6 million metering units installed, and consumers are beginning to have a greater understanding of the benefits they offer. Victoria […]
UnisonFibre, NZ has announced the signing of a retail agreement with telecommunications provider, Snap, which will offer customers a new option for fibre services to their business. UnisonFibre General Manager, Mike McGarvey said the partnership would offer Hawke’s Bay, Taupo, and Rotorua customers a competitively priced option for ultra-fast business broadband and phone packages. “We’re very excited to announce our […]
The ACT Auditor General has released the report of a performance audit into the water and sewerage pricing determination process in the ACT. John Knox, Managing Director of ACTEW has acknowledged the complexity of the performance audit, and the thorough manner in which it was undertaken. “This is a comprehensive report and has validated the concerns that we had about […]
APA Group, Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure business, has signed an arrangement for delivery of natural gas to the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) meat processing facility currently being developed near Darwin. Delivery will start in mid-2014. Under the agreement, gas sourced from the Amadeus Basin near Alice Springs will be transported to the AACo facility via APA’s Amadeus Gas Pipeline […]
Ergon Energy, QLD intends to sell its solar PV systems from the Magnetic Island Solar Cities project to the customers who hosted them. General Manager Service Delivery Northern Paul Ryan said the systems would be offered for sale at a significantly reduced rate to the 180 residential and commercial customers. “The state of the art systems were purchased by Ergon […]
ACTEW has released their first ever sustainability report ‘Sustaining the Capital Region’s Water: Sustainability Performance Report 2013’ which showcases a range of sustainability achievements. The report highlights a number of achievements and will provide a reference by which to monitor future results through the creation of a number of new sustainability indicators – the Future of ACTEW’s Sustainability Targets or […]
The Queensland Government has announced changes to the Solar Bonus Scheme which will become effective on July 1, 2014. As announced in 2012, the mandated 8 cent tariff paid to PV Solar owners by the network businesses Energex and Ergon will end on 30 June 2014 and retail businesses will then be responsible for offering tariffs. At present Energex area […]
Claims of a lack of capacity in Australian gas pipelines are baseless and cloud the crucial issue of adequate gas supply, Australian Pipeline Industry Association Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Cartwright has said in a recent article published in the The Australian newspaper. Ms Cartwright said the pipeline industry was tired of transportation issues being conflated with, or confused by, gas supply […]
Ergon Energy, QLD currently seeks suitably qualified contractors for the supply an delivery of Standby DC Supply Systems and 50V DC Power Supplies for communication sites to Ergon Energy. The separate portions of this tender are as follows: Separate Part A – VRLA Stationary Batteries Separate Part B – Battery Chargers, DC/DC Converters and DC/AC Inverters Separate Part C – […]
The Toowoomba Regional Council, QLD seeks to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified contractor for the manufacture, supply and delivery of precast concrete storm water and sewer infrastructure components. Pipes and Culverts – (100%) Submissions close: 2:00PM Brisbane time, Thursday the 25th of February 2014. For further information or application details see the tender webpage.
Local Government Procurement Pty Ltd, NSW currently invites tenders from suitably qualified contractors to supply one or more of the following for regional works: Category One – Urban Water Supply, incorporating plumbing and civil – Pipes, fittings and fixtures and Associated Products and Services Category Two – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) – Pipes, fittings and fixtures and Associated Products and […]
Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking to award a contract for electricity supply services for the Melbourne, VIC and Adelaide, SA Regional Offices. These offices are located in their respective capital cities. Submissions close: 2:00PM (ACT time) on Tuesday the 18th of February 2014 For further information or application details see the tender webpage
Historically high retail electricity prices, widespread deployment of solar panels, and declining aggregate peak demand and consumption in most states have changed projections of how the electricity sector may develop in the future. To take a fresh look at the possibilities and their implications, the Future Grid Forum has been working for 18 months to develop plausible alternative scenarios, review […]
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