Business and management

Updated standard for DC isolating switches

11 July, 2018

A new Australian Standard, AS 60947.3:2018, has improved safety outcomes for isolators used in renewable energy installations.


Eaton signs distribution partnership with Colterlec

11 July, 2018

Power management company Eaton has announced a long-term distribution partnership with leading industrial electrical distributor Colterlec.


New performance standards for home battery storage systems

10 July, 2018

A DNV GL-led consortium is developing a new Australian Battery Performance Standard.


Smart meter JV to receive $35m CEFC funding

04 July, 2018

intelliHUB, a joint venture that is acquiring Acumen, Origin Energy's $267 million smart meter business unit, has received $35 million of debt finance.


ABB completes acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions

03 July, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has completed the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS), GE's global electrification solutions business. 


NECA and MEA sign MoU

03 July, 2018

The National Electrical Communications Association (NECA) and Master Electricians Australia (MEA) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU).


Hirschmann partners with Control Logic

02 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

Hirschmann, a global automation and networking technology group, has appointed Control Logic as its master distributor in Australia.


Electrical safety regulations a mess — Lighting Council

27 June, 2018

New regulations for some LED lamps slated to start on 30 June 2018 will be inconsistently applied, leading to confusion in the industry and higher costs for consumers, says LCA.


Master Electricians Australia announces NSW award winners

26 June, 2018

Master Electricians Australia has announced the winners of the NSW 2018 Excellence Awards.


2018 Wiring Rules now available

26 June, 2018

Standards Australia has announced that the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) has been published in Australia and New Zealand.


Eaton appoints Filip Banovaco as GM Services ANZ

25 June, 2018

Eaton has appointed Filip Banovac as General Manager, Services Australia and New Zealand.


NECA welcomes apprenticeship boost and payroll tax relief

20 June, 2018

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.


New eligibility requirements for electrical contractor licences

20 June, 2018

From 1 July, new requirements commence for Queensland electrical contractor licences.


Tax tips for small businesses

19 June, 2018

Tax time can be a stressful time for small business owners, but they could do a number of things to get ready.


Australia's first Smart Cities Week to be held in October

15 June, 2018

Australia's first Smart Cities Week will be held in Sydney from 29–31 October 2018.


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