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Ten Tranche One solar installations complete

Power and Water has completed its first phase Tranche One solar installations across ten remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory as part of the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) program. The Solar SETuP’s Tranche One completion will generate 3.325MW of contributing power to ten remote Aboriginal communities through 10,601 solar panels to provide an […]

Matt Canavan resigns as Minister for Resources

  Senator Matt Canavan has stepped aside from the Ministry and resigned as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia after knowledge of his Italian Citizenship status was brought to light. “According to the Italian Government I am a Citizen of Italy,” Mr Canavan said. “In 2006 my mother lodged documents with the Italian Consulate in […]

Broadening the scope for innovative energy

ARENA’s new investment plan, which will guide almost $800 million of renewables funding over the coming years, expands the agency’s focus to better facilitate Australia’s transition from fossil fuel-dependence to low emissions energy. The agency’s new investment priorities aim to accelerate grid adaptations to increase productivity and flexibility, and integrate higher levels of renewable generation […]

Hepburn to build waste to energy system

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded the Hepburn Shire Council $650,000 from the New Energy Job Funds grant to begin the first stage of building their innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites each […]

Australian utilities leading innovation in the water industry

Across Australia there is growing momentum towards finding solutions to traditional and emerging threats to water resources and infrastructure through innovative technology and programs. Water Corporation and South East Water have recently been recognised for their innovations in the water industry, and have been appointed members of the Leading Utilities of the World (LUOW) network. At the […]

Water Corporation completes eight kilometre pipeline

Water Corporation has completed a new pipeline that is connected to the Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme (GTWSS) and will supply water to 44 towns. The GSTWSS sources water from Harris Dam and supplies water to towns including Collie, Narrogin, Kojonup, Katanning and Gnowangerup. Harris Dam continues to be impacted by climate change – […]

Amaroo Sewer Main Project complete

Yarra Valley Water’s Amaroo Sewer Main project, running between Craigieburn and Donnybrook, has been completed, and will help support the growth in population of communities in Melbourne’s north. The Amaroo Main Sewer is the first stage of a $400 million investment over the next few years in water and sewerage infrastructure which will service the […]

Tender: Museum Victoria water treatment services

  Museum Victoria (VIC) is seeking water treatment management contractors for the provision of Water Treatment services at Museum Victoria.   Submissions close 8 August 2017.

Draft legislation released for Government to take over TasWater

The Tasmanian Government has released the draft legislation it will present to Parliament in order to take over TasWater. The legislation aims to  lock in cheaper prices, better infrastructure and guarantee payments to councils. In anticipation for the legislation, Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, travelled around Tasmania talking to communities about issues that affect them, including […]

New solar power purchase agreement

EnergyAustralia has announced the signing of a long-term agreement to buy 100MW of new renewable energy from the 150MW capacity Coleambally solar farm developed by Neoen in New South Wales. The Coleambally power purchase agreement (PPA) is EnergyAustralia’s fifth since it announced in December 2016 a $1.5 billion program to underpin new wind and solar […]

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