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How can technology strengthen the role of gas?

The Australian gas industry will launch a new vision on 23 March 2017 outlining how technology can strengthen the role gas plays in Australia’s diverse energy mix beyond 2030 and how gas can continue to provide Australians with reliable and affordable energy in a low carbon energy future. Gas Vision 2050, developed by Australia’s peak […]

OECD report raises NBN questions

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has highlighted a number of questions concerning the nbn rollout. Economic Survey of Australia 2017 found that across the OECD distribution, broadband prices are relatively high and penetration is low, most notably at higher speeds. For example, according to OECD data Australia has […]

Sewage augmentation wins NSW award

A sewage augmentation project has been awarded the Infrastructure Project Innovation Award at the 2017 Australian Water Association NSW branch awards. The $43 million Yamba sewerage augmentation project won the award, after being completed in 2016, 14 per cent under projected costs. The award entry was submitted by Clarence Valley Council, NSW Public Works Advisory […]

Warrnambool’s multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant upgrade

Wannon Water’s biggest ever infrastructure project, an upgrade to the Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, is set to help secure future investment and growth across the district. The Warrnambool Sewage Treatment Plant, located on coastal land west of Warrnambool’s Thunder Point, will be upgraded in a project estimated to cost $30 to $40 million. The facility […]

Change to battery storage regulation

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office (ESO) have reversed a recommendation that all home battery units should be installed in a separate external enclosure. Clean Energy Council General Manager of Industry Integrity, Sandy Atkins, said the decision meant the ESO had listened to the industry and taken a sensible approach to regulating the technology. “Customer safety […]

Treatment plant water restrictions due to low supply

Water sources supplying TasWater’s new Whitemark water treatment plant have been closely monitored due to dry weather, with water restrictions beginning in late March. Stage 2 restrictions will be in place from Wednesday 22 March. TasWater’s General Manager for Service Delivery, Bennie Smith, said it has been closely monitoring water sources supplying the new Whitemark […]

Tender: assessment of Victorian water markets

The Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning (VIC) are seeking tenders for the creation of a report for government that assessesof the effectiveness of Victorian water markets. This includes: Defining the scope of effective water markets Identifying and defining the information requirements and indicators of effective water markets Assessing current effectiveness of each water […]

Tender: water treatment services

The Department of Parliamentary Services (ACT) are seeking tenders for the delivery of one or both of the below work packages within the Australian Parliament House (APH): Work Package 1 – cooling tower water Treatment, cleaning and HVAC water testing and dosing Work Package 2 – pool and spa, water feature and pump room maintenance […]

Tender: construction of water and wastewater pipeline

The Southern Downs Regional Council (QLD) is seeking tenders for the design and construction of a water and wastewater pipeline. The project will supply untreated dam water from the Connolly Dam pipeline at Smelter Road through the Morgan Park complex to the Industrial Estate at Kenilworth Street. The untreated dam water may be used for […]

Energy storage: the game changer disrupting the electricity market

Energy storage lies at the heart of grid digitisation and is part of a larger trend of technologies that is disrupting South Australia’s network for the better, according to Terry Teoh, General Manager of Engineering at ZEN Energy. Ahead of his presentation on monetising storage at the grid edge in Adelaide’s CBD at the Australian […]

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