Enlit Australia is your inclusive guide to the energy transition. From source to generation, from grid to consumer, the boundaries of the sector are blurring and this evolution is being shaped by established players, external disruptors, innovative start-ups and the increasingly engaged end-user. Enlit Australia will bring all of these people together to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones, and […]
An independent analysis of generator bidding behaviours will confirm whether the market is operating appropriately, following concerns about inappropriate bidding practices occurring in the wholesale energy market. Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg, has asked the energy regulator to confirm that there are no inappropriate bidding practices taking place. This is in response to assumptions made in the Grattan Institute report […]
The Electrical Trades Union of Australia (ETU) has drawn attention to the absence of policy focus in the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) on employment and retraining for the tens of thousands of workers in the energy sector who face an uncertain future. ETU National Secretary, Allen Hicks, said, with 5,600MW of renewable energy projects under construction this year and a […]
Essential Energy is embracing new technology and sustainability, having recently added eight Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to its passenger fleet for use across its regional New South Wales network. Head of Fleet, Chris Dhu, said the new additions to Essential Energy’s fleet were among several business initiatives aimed at responding to industry change. “Our investment in these vehicles will […]
An undersea power cable project to connect Kangaroo Island to the SA electricity distribution network is expected to be completed in October 2018, with additional work to take place in July. The 20,000 kVA/33,000 Volt cable is 15km long and manufactured as one continuous length without any joints. This is the longest continuous undersea cable to be installed in Australia. […]
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has ruled to clarify and update provisions in the National Electricity Rules (NER) relating to the Reliability Panel’s governance arrangements with a view to promoting effective execution of responsibilities, transparency and timely consultation processes. The Reliability Panel determines standards and some of the guidelines used by AEMO and participants, which help maintain a secure […]
An ageing substation in Gin Gin, Queensland, will receive a $22.8 million revitalisation, allowing the 47 year old station to serve the region for up to five more decades. According to State Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham, Powerlink crews and contractors will carry out the work, which will support up to 25 jobs over three years. “Powerlink will stage the […]
Energy Networks Australia has released the national Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Grid Connections Guidelines and Principles to support the fair and efficient connection of solar and battery storage to the grid. The national Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Grid Connections Guidelines Framework and Principles sets out the principles, objectives, structure and framework for networks to ensure consistency in how household and […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), together with the Australian Government, will provide remote communities from the Tiwi Islands to the South Australian border with connection to solar power as the next phase of the $59 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) project. ARENA and the Australian Government previously announced $31.5 million in funding towards SETuP, jointly funded by the […]
Horizon Power’s recent installation of pre-payment meters in five Kimberley Aboriginal communities is set to improve affordability, efficiency and safety for the remote residents. The upgrades have been undertaken in Emu Creek, Munthanmar, Bell Springs and Mud Springs in the east Kimberley, and the community of Loanbun in the west Kimberley. Installment of the pre-payment meters mean that the communities […]
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