Ergon Energy has advised that approximately 90 per cent of customers impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper were restored by 9pm on 16 December 2023, while 4,300 customers remained without electricity supply at that time. This figure is down from the peak of 40,000. With a flood emergency currently in place, the number of power outages associated with the secondary event […]
Transgrid has announced two key partners selected to deliver the proposed HumeLink project, designed to help secure energy supply for millions of Australians. Transgrid has awarded $2.9 billion in contracts to two Tier 1 delivery partners with strong experience in delivering infrastructure projects in regional New South Wales: HumeLink East: ACCIONA and GenusPlus Group Ltd (JV) HumeLink West: UGL and […]
Power and Water’s Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) has hit an important milestone, with the remote community of Titjikala being powered by 83 per cent renewable energy following the installation of a solar array and battery energy storage system (BESS) as part of the program. Titjikala has a 400KW solar array, integrated with a 300kVA (970KWh) battery energy storage system, […]
By David Norman, CEO, Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre David Norman, CEO of Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), explains how industry-led collaborative research is transforming the Australian energy industry’s knowledge of hydrogen and biomethane, at a time when this knowledge is vital. A new era of Australian renewables The transition to net zero is asking the Australian industry some […]
Mines and Money Connect, an industry-leading event, is set to return to Melbourne from 14-15 June 2023. Bringing together more than 300 mining and resource professionals, including 40-plus mining companies and more than 160 investors, Mines and Money Connect Melbourne offers an unparalleled opportunity for networking, high-class content, and business meetings. With a strong lineup of more than 50 expert […]
The Central Coast Council is progressing with its program of works to support the growth of Gosford, with 56 out of 66 water and sewer projects either completed or underway. The works are all set to be completed by 2024. Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the critical infrastructure supports the shared vision to transform Gosford into an iconic […]
Global player in water infrastructure, SUEZ, has announced a Principal Sponsorship with Ozwater’23, Australia’s most anticipated industry event, as well as the largest water conference and exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. Held from 10-12 May, the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater event supports a program of speakers, papers and workshops by people working in the water and wastewater industries. Making a […]
The Victorian Government has announced new landholder payments for communities that host crucial electricity transmission infrastructure, as the state shifts towards renewable energy. As Victoria’s ageing coal-fired power stations retire and are replaced by renewables, the network needs to be updated to connect new renewable generation and deliver cleaner, cheaper power to homes and businesses. Acknowledging the important role landholders […]
The Federal Government has announced that it will invest $70 million into the development of a hydrogen hub in Townsville, in an effort to support Australia’s clean energy transition. On 14 January 2023, the Government released guidelines for the competitive Townsville Region Hydrogen Hub program, which will deliver $70 million towards projects that accelerate the development of a hydrogen industry […]
Barwon Water’s award-winning Aboriginal Employment and Retention Strategy is just one part of its approach to working with Traditional Owners. Barwon Water’s nationally-recognised Aboriginal Employment and Retention Strategy highlights the work the water corporation is doing to continue improving the cultural safety of its workplace as it seeks to increase the employment of First Nations people in all levels of […]
The Northern Territory Government has announced a new Community Reference Group to represent and discuss matters of community interest related to its Darwin Region Water Supply Infrastructure Program. The group has been established to provide a mechanism to share community feedback with the Northern Territory Government, and help to build community understanding of the Infrastructure Program and communicate project development […]
Wannon Water, Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation, has announced $1.4 million of funding for the installation of Australia’s largest floating solar array, which will see more than 1,200 of the latest bi-facial solar panels mounted on top of pontoons and floated on the surface of the water. The project – which will be installed on Warrnambool’s Brierly Basinwill […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has shared statements regarding energy shortfalls across several states and the surrounding complications. In its most recent statement on 14 June, the AEMO announced further electricity price caps in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia reached a cumulative high price threshold of $1,359,100 (accumulated over seven days). This triggered an administered price […]
How can strong principal and subcontractor partnerships increase the chance of success on a microtunnelling project?Katie Livingston People and appointments, Policy, Projects, Sponsored Editorial, Uncategorized 0
Too often on construction sites – when unexpected situations occur or a different way of doing things to reduce risk and improve project outcomes are suggested – it can become a case of principal contractor versus subcontractor. When this occurs, it creates an environment that is not conducive to performance. In order to have a successful construction project, it is […]
Thompson’s Irrifab sensed an opportunity to expand its business when it couldn’t source local contractors to fulfil its smaller civil pipeline jobs, which led it to add a new Vermeer D8x12 HDD to its fleet and train its team up to handle the projects themselves. Thompson’s Irrifab (TI) was started in 1985 by Ray and Greg Thompson, based out of […]
by Christopher Allan, Journalist, Utility magazine In her presentation at the 2022 Critical Infrastructure Summit, Head of Development Policy and Government Relations at AusNet Services, Katie Yates, used Victoria as a model to show how a successful energy transformation is contingent on delivering transmission networks that can support a new wave of renewable generators and assets. As part of AusNet […]
Battery storage systems are vital assets for stabilising energy generation during the national energy transition, and a robust stock of storage assets might serve as the best insurance policy for any network powered by renewables. Around the country, utility-scale batteries are gaining traction, with newly delivered assets including one of the largest batteries seen globally – the Victorian Big Battery. […]
A new approach is needed to manage shared water resources in Northern Australia, to ameliorate the impacts of drought and flooding events and to provide opportunities and confidence to produce new agricultural products for high value markets. Following a period of foundational research activity, including a series of sector based situational analyses, the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia […]
CEO of Urban Utilities, Louise Dudley, is finishing up her ten year tenure at the leading water utility in August, following her transformative stint at the helm. Utility talked to Ms Dudley about her role’s biggest challenges, encouraging women to enter the sector, championing inclusivity and the industry’s innovation evolution.
Pulse Energy, an energy and broadband services provider, has selected Gentrack to be its systems transformation partner; with the partnership set to drive business transformation and help Pulse Energy develop new customer experiences. The two companies have worked together since 2007 when Pulse entered the market as an energy start-up business. After completing an assessment process, Pulse selected Gentrack to […]
The Dungog Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in New South Wales’ Hunter Region was commissioned in 1938 – making it over 80 years old – and was acquired by Hunter Water Corporation (Hunter Water) from Dungog Shire Council in 2008. This plant services a township of just over 2,000 residents (just north of Newcastle) and is smack in the middle of […]
Australia and New Zealand’s leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has a vision that supports the growth of its people, fosters partnerships with its customers, and ensures the wellbeing of the communities it serves. Interflow has earned its top position in the water industry by continually challenging the status quo, and servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline […]
Aging water distribution infrastructure and a growing population puts strain on water networks, causing over-pressurised or faulty pipes, which in turn, create non-revenue water. This is a significant challenge for utilities, but reducing water pressure is one of the key ways to minimise this water loss. Retrofitting existing water networks with modern pressure management systems is providing a solution to […]
It can be time-consuming having to constantly check the iron content in drinking water manually, with the continuous monitoring of quality parameters just as essential for drinking water procurement and water production in the food and pharmaceutical industries, as it is for seawater desalination or the treatment of wastewater. For many applications, the iron content in water is an essential […]
Check valves are found in almost every industrial application acting as non-return or one-way valves. Generally simple devices, check valves perform a vital function preventing reverse flows, damage and ensuring efficient operations. Reverse flow can, for example, result in water hammer. This phenomenon can see repeated extreme pressure surges in connected pipework, valves and pumps that may fatally damage or […]
The oldest urban area in Australia will be cooler, greener and more resilient under a new approach to water management led by Sydney Water. The Eastern region of Sydney – also known as the iconic Harbour City – is a dynamic and thriving region, home to the Central Business District and a major hub of economic activity. Stretching from the […]
by Annabelle Powell, Journalist, Utility magazine Dams play a critical role in securing our water supply, so it’s vital that issues such as seepage – which threaten their integrity – are detected as early as possible. Here, Utility explores how Hunter Water has employed innovative satellite technology to increase the accuracy of its dam monitoring. Hunter Water has implemented cutting-edge […]
Learn how this material choice can help municipalities prepare for extreme weather and other challenging conditions. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), tropical storms have become more common in North America since around 2000. Frequency and intensity vary from basin to basin. In the North Atlantic Basin, the long-term (1966-2009) average number of tropical storms was […]
by Lauren DeLorenzo, Journalist, Utility magazine With Australia’s renewable energy transformation well underway, investment in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) projects is on the rise. Here, Utility maps out some of the country’s most significant DER initiatives to date. DER refers to renewable energy systems that typically generate energy at houses or businesses, and can provide energy back to the grid […]
The energy and utility industries are experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation. The traditional one-way relationship between centralised, asset- intensive utilities and the consumer, has been turned on its head. We have entered a new energy paradigm where the emerging prosumer lies at the heart of a new decentralised and bidirectional energy system and an increasingly electrified economy. To thrive […]
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