The Northern Territory Government's $100 million Public Housing Stimulus Program is expected to support up to 550 full-time jobs over the next 18 months.
Craig Dugan predicts the key trends and challenges that will impact the energy industry in 2019 and discusses the theory versus reality of smart cities.
Electricians are in high demand across Australia, with roles increasing by up to 66% over the past year.
After a challenging past five years, the electrical services industry is expected to experience market growth in the coming years, according to a report from IBISWorld.
A report found Victoria leads in large-scale renewable energy construction jobs, and the Victorian Government rebate will see an increase in rooftop solar installation jobs.
Brisbane-based Tritium is receiving $400,000 in funding from the EPRI in the US for developing an extreme fast charging system that can connect to the grid.
Contractors find themselves constantly investing time and money in finding new customers.
intelliHUB, a joint venture that is acquiring Acumen, Origin Energy's $267 million smart meter business unit, has received $35 million of debt finance.
NECA has welcomed the increased funding for VET and a reduction in the burden of payroll tax on businesses, both measures announced in the NSW Budget 2018/19.
ARENA has announced a $7 million funding initiative for renewable energy to deliver system security services.
The report on the Review of Security of Payment Laws is good news for electrical contractors who are often the last in a long chain to receive payment, said NECA.
The COAG Energy Council has agreed to further improve lighting energy efficiency regulation by introducing minimum standards for LED light bulbs in line with EU standards.
The 2018 Federal Budget tackles head on the connectivity challenges posed by a growing population with substantial infrastructure investments in new and existing projects around the country.
Although there are no big ticket items for the electrotechnology sector in the Budget, the ongoing investment in infrastructure, company tax cuts and the extension of small business concessions will benefit electrical contractors.
The value of non-residential building approvals jumped by 14.8% in February, adding to growth of 18% over the previous 12 months.