Business and management

$13m funding for iron flow battery

15 December, 2017 by

Flow energy storage manufacturer ESS Inc. has received $13 million in new Series B funding.

$1.9m funding for solar energy software company

15 December, 2017 by

Australian solar energy software provider Solar Analytics has received a $1.9 million grant from the federal government.

3M sells communications division to Corning

15 December, 2017 by

Corning Incorporated has signed a deal with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at around $900 million.

Commercial lighting energy standard — feedback invited

13 December, 2017 by

Standards New Zealand is inviting feedback on an updated energy standard for lighting in large buildings such as offices and industrial buildings.

Energy efficiency solutions win Future Cities Hackathon

11 December, 2017 by

Two teams (pictured) that used blockchain technology to reward energy efficiency among Australian households and businesses have won the second annual Future Cities Hackathon.

ICC in focus at ARBS 2018

06 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: ARBS Exhibitions Pty Ltd

With more than 350 exhibitors and in excess of 9000 visitors anticipated, the exhibition is set to be the largest ARBS to date.

Fast energy — five-minute settlement to start in 2021

01 December, 2017 by

The Australian Energy Market Commission has made a final rule to change the settlement period for the electricity spot price from 30 minutes to five minutes, starting in 2021.

4Cabling opens first Brisbane showroom

29 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: 4Cabling Pty Ltd

Cabling company 4Cabling has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Brisbane. This was done in response to customer demand.

New regulations to improve safety for electricians

29 November, 2017 by

The WA Government has introduced new legislation in order to improve the safety of electricians and other workers.

2017 National Excellence Awards — winners announced

27 November, 2017 by

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has announced the winners of the 2017 National Excellence Awards.

Global Lighting Association elects Russell Loane as president

24 November, 2017 by

Russell Loane, the former chairman of Lighting Council Australia, has been elected as the president of the Global Lighting Association.

Asbestos compliance codes review

21 November, 2017 by

Public comment is open on the proposed Managing Asbestos in Workplaces Compliance Code and Removing Asbestos in Workplaces Compliance Code that align with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017, which took effect on 18 June 2017, according to WorkSafe Victoria.

Winners announced for 2017 Master Electricians Australia Excellence Awards

20 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Master Electricians Australia

Greg Allan, founder and owner of Perth-based Response Fire and Rescue, has been named Australia’s Master Electrician of the Year.

ABB named Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Company of the Year

17 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has received Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Company of the Year award for setting the benchmark for digitalisation with its distributed control system portfolio.

Smart Energy Training Centre launched

16 November, 2017 by

South Australian Treasurer and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has launched a new Smart Energy Training Centre with the aim to upskill workers for South Australia's renewables boom.

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