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Jemena gas distribution costs to fall

A Federal Court has decided to reject all but one of the appeals brought by the Australian Energy Regulator against the Australian Competition Tribunal’s determination for Jemena Gas Networks, for the period of 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020. Jemena’s Executive General Manager of Customer and Markets, Shaun Reardon, said the decision reinforces the […]

AGL’s new power trading trial

A new trial by AGL, IBM Australia, Marchment Hill Consulting and ARENA is investigating how blockchain distributed ledger technology could enable households and businesses to trade or share power with each other. Blockchain technology, which was originally devised for the digital currency Bitcoin and is used in other industries such as financial markets, is being […]

Sewer main and lagoon works for Kyneton

Coliban Water has announced a $1.6 million sewer main renewal and trade waste lagoon desludging project in Kyneton, Victoria, to be completed using two trenchless techniques. Manager Assets and Operations Steve Dunlop said the works include renewing 1.1km of sewer main from the Jeffrey Street sewer pump station to the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant. “This […]

AGL appoints new members to executive team

AGL has created two new leadership positions in its executive team designed to maximise opportunities in specific markets. AGL Energy Limited (AGL) announced the appointment of Melissa Reynolds to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer and the promotion of Richard Wrightson to the position of Executive General Manager, Wholesale Markets. Ms Reynolds and […]

Sydney Water awards technology contract

After an extensive vetting process, Sydney Water has chosen a new consortium as its technology partner. Sydney Water has selected a consortium led by Wipro Ltd., comprising CapGemini and Ernst & Young to design, build and run its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Billing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. The solution will be based on […]

nbn reaches rural milestone

The nbn has reached a new milestone, with over 500,000 fixed wireless services now provided to regional areas, accounting for 60 per cent of all active services. Based on the most economically viable technology for each area, of the 29 per cent of Australians living outside of major cities, 69 per cent will have access […]

$20 million for solar PV research and development

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20 million in funding for solar photovoltaic (PV) research and development. This is ARENA’s third competitive research and development funding round which seeks to drive innovation to make solar PV more affordable, more efficient and more competitive. ARENA Chief Executive Officer Ivor Frischknecht said this would help […]

High frequency for small vessels

The new VEGAPULS 64 from VEGA Grieshaber KG is the first radar level sensor on the market for liquids that measures at a frequency of 80 GHz, providing unrivalled focus for more flexibility in the chemical industry. But engineers everywhere, including those in technical centres and pilot installations, have run up against limits when they […]

The hidden cost in wastewater discharge non-compliance

Wastewater discharge non-compliance can be costly – not only will it affect your bottom line profitability through increased charges, fines and increased monitoring costs, it can make future negotiations with your water authority, at best, ‘testy’. If you are discharging wastewater to an EPA-controlled water body, the cost may be substantially higher. One piece of […]

Electricity worker safety campaign launched

New South Wales electricity networks and SafeWork NSW have jointly launched a new safety campaign aimed to reduce the rate of construction workers digging into live electricity cables. The Don’t know, Don’t dig campaign is a statewide collaboration between Endeavour Energy, Ausgrid, Essential Energy, SafeWork NSW and Dial-Before-You-Dig NSW. The campaign was developed after a […]

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