Business and management

$40K fine for electrical licence-sharing scheme

25 June, 2024

Three people and two Perth companies have received fines totalling almost $40,000 for taking part in an illegal licence-sharing arrangement involving solar installations at 25 properties.


$100m global challenge for ultra-low-cost solar

25 June, 2024 | Supplied by: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

ARENA's 'Solar ScaleUp Challenge' aims to stimulate greater innovation and collaboration in the solar sector — particularly in installation, operations and maintenance.


NSW Govt must act on EV skills training, Opposition says

18 June, 2024

A Certificate III in Electric Vehicle Technology is not currently accepted as an alternative, suitable qualification in the state.


Perth electrician fined $15K

18 June, 2024

An inspection by WA's safety regulator found the electrician's work had placed switchboard users at risk of serious injury or electrocution.


Legrand acquires Aust company VASS Electrical Industries

17 June, 2024 | Supplied by: Legrand Australia P/L

The VASS acquisition strengthens Legrand Australia's portfolio of brands and solutions for data centre, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors.


Australian business takes out Rockwell award

07 June, 2024 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

NHP Electrical Engineering Products has won the Rockwell 2024 annual award for 'Best Distributor – Services/ARR' in the Asia–Pacific region.


Fire systems regulation under review in WA

05 June, 2024

The review by Building and Energy will focus on regulation of fire systems installation work in apartment, commercial and industrial buildings.


LG provides enforceable undertaking to locate risky batteries

04 June, 2024

There have been 15 incidents of property damage caused by the solar storage batteries, including a house in Victoria that was destroyed.


Lighting industry protests LED red tape

03 June, 2024

LED regulations currently being proposed by the government will worsen Australia's cost of living crisis, according to Lighting Council Australia.


Electrical safety laws set to change in Qld

29 May, 2024

The Queensland Government has introduced the Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.


CSIRO assists SMEs working in renewables

29 May, 2024

CSIRO has opened up its 'Innovate to Grow' program for small to medium enterprises working in clean energy, including electrification and energy storage.


Smart home training facility opens at TAFE Qld

28 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Schneider

The new centre aims to "bridge the gap between traditional electrical work and the future of home technology".


Redback Technologies returns following voluntary administration

22 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

The Brisbane-based renewable energy business has been acquired by fintech company Australia Ebon Group.


Govt expands energy apprenticeships program

21 May, 2024

From 1 June 2024, the program will be broadened to include sectors such as housing construction, automotive and advanced manufacturing.


WA funnels a further $500m into energy transition

20 May, 2024

This builds on more than $4 billion committed over the past 12 months to invest in wind generation, battery systems and the grid.


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