Technical

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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 […]

Mega storage made mega easy

Finally there is a commercially viable solution for power storage that meets the advanced needs of industrial and utility clients. Combining best-of-breed technology, including Sonnenschein lithium battery modules and battery management systems, with advanced manufacturing systems, the Mega-Power Storage solution provides proven technology, delivered with bankable commercial benefits. The Mega-Power Storage solution is manufactured and […]

Innovation boosts biogas resource

Wastewater remains a largely untapped resource for harnessing renewable energy. Pioneering technologies to enhance biogas recovery are poised to become a driving force in the evolution of Australia’s water industry. Biogas is a powerful source of sustainable green energy. Refined biogas, known as biomethane, can be used to power homes and businesses, or as clean […]

Settling water disputes with aerial imagery

Yarra Valley Water settles disputes in minutes, boosts customer satisfaction, cuts site visits by 20 per cent, and achieves substantial annual savings each year. Yarra Valley Water is the largest of Melbourne’s three water corporations, providing water and sewerage services to 1.8 million people and 50,000 businesses in the city’s northern and eastern suburbs. The […]

Benefits of HDD for shore crossings

The utility industry is regularly required to call on an enormous and varied range of specialists; from mapping, to drilling, to wastewater treatment, to asset management, to pipe relining, to pipeline integrity, to land access, to risk management, and the list goes on. To make the process a little easier, Utility magazine is bringing together […]

Level measurement with radar – a success story

The petrochemical industry started using the first radar sensors for level measurement in the early 70s. However, the technical effort was immense, and the costs too great to use them in process automation. Thanks to the continuous development of aerospace technology and telecommunications in the 80s and 90s, microwave technology became cheaper, and gradually established […]

The mobile workforce redefined

As utilities transform towards more connected and distributed grids, their mobile workforces must also transform. The results of a recent survey of North American utilities yielded a range of insights on the evolving utility mobile workforce, relevant not only to US utilities, but also those within Australia and elsewhere across the globe. Emerging technologies and […]

What factors make microtunnelling more cost- effective than traditional open-cut methods?

Microtunnelling projects for the installation of new underground infrastructure are often motivated by costs. The chosen method has to either maximise the present value of the net benefits, or minimise the costs of providing the service. Traditionally, open-cut excavation methods were used for such projects, however, these methods are expensive. With asset owners focusing on […]

AEMC backs five minute settlement

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has outlined the impacts of changing the settlement period for the electricity spot price from 30 minutes to five minutes in a new directions paper. AEMC Chairman, John Pierce, said the proposed change would signal more accurately the value to consumers of fast response technologies, such as aggregating distributed […]

nbn’s new fibre technology trial

nbn is partnering with a communications and information technology company to trial a new fibre technology which could help it deliver symmetrical speeds of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) end user premises. The trial of NG-PON2 technology, being conducted in partnership with Nokia, could see the NBN delivering speeds ten times […]

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