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Works to deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Powerlink has begun work on expanding its Clare South substation which will help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms. The Clare Solar Farm near Ayr will generate 100MW of renewable energy when complete. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said project owners Fotowatio Renewables Ventures (FRV) were on track to deliver the project by late 2017. […]

Call for NBN service standards

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has asserted the need for NBN service standards before the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network and put forward solutions to common problems experienced during the rollout. “It is fair to say that for a number of consumers the rollout has not been seamless,” said ACCAN […]

Innovative trenchless sewer upgrade in Townsville

The Townsville Council is making the most of trenchless technology in its major sewer upgrade in North Ward and Belgian Gardens. The $1.5 million project is using trenchless construction technologies to lay lengths of pipe to minimise the impact on residents and motorists in the busy suburb. Approximetly two kilometres of pipe will be laid […]

Expansion of Tasmanian Hydro system

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the expansion of the Tasmanian Hydro System to provide affordable, reliable electricity as the state moves towards a lower emissions future. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will work with Hydro Tasmania on feasibility studies to assess several new pumped hydro energy storage schemes that could deliver up to […]

Over $47 million invested into Community Wastewater Management System

The South Australian State Government has extended the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) for 10 years, and committed to invest over $47 million to the project which facilitates the installation of essential wastewater infrastructure in regional towns. A review of the Funding Agreement conducted in 2016 concluded the CWMS program the fund supports was recognised […]

ACCC to investigate gas market transparency

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is launching an inquiry aiming to increase transparency within the gas market. Specifically, the ACCC will assess the supply and pricing of gas in the domestic market over the next three years under a broad reference from the Federal Government. “This new measure is an important element of […]

Keeping the power on as old generators shut down

Energy Networks Australia (ENA) is supporting a new approach to electricity system security, ensuring the lights stay on as Australia’s electricity generation sources change. Under changes proposed by the Australian Energy Market Commission, transmission businesses will be required to maintain minimum levels of ‘inertia’ on the electricity system determined by the Australian Energy Market Operator. […]

New Head of Integrated Gas at Origin

Origin Energy has appointed a new Executive General Manager for Integrated Gas to begin 1 May 2017 following the announced departure of current Integrated Gas CEO, David Baldwin, at the end of April 2017. Current General Manager, Commercial, Mark Schubert, has been appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, Integrated Gas, while Mr Baldwin […]

AMEC proposes strategic priorities for energy sector

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published an approach paper outlining its advice on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council’s strategic priorities for the energy sector. The Council has tasked the AEMC with providing advice to inform the Council’s future priorities as the technology-driven transformation of the energy sector continues to accelerate. […]

Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm begins construction

Construction has begun on the Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a project aiming to generate electricity to power more than 60,000 households.   The new 132MW windfarm, located 17km west of Winchelsea, is the result of the first round of successful tenderers in the Andrews Labor Government’s Renewable Certificate Purchasing Initiative (RCPI). This will bring forward […]

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