Business and management

Infrastructure, energy security key in Budget 2018

09 May, 2018

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.

Budget 2018: opportunities for electrical contractors

09 May, 2018

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.

Free showcase of energy storage technologies

08 May, 2018

More than 60 companies from the energy storage industry will come together at AES 2018.

Standards update

03 May, 2018 by Simona Tomevska, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Energy and Electrotechnology* | Supplied by: Standards Australia

As the standards development process rolls on and the latest project prioritisation draws to a close, previous rounds are being finalised and committees will soon be established to get projects underway.

PV installations — cable and connector voltage ratings

01 May, 2018

Installers need to ensure that cables and cable connectors used in PV installations will be operating within voltage ratings specified by the manufacturer.

Two weeks to Australia's only HVAC&R event — register now

24 April, 2018

ARBS 2018, Australia's only heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) show, opens its doors at the ICC Sydney in just two weeks.

Electrical contractor faces court over alleged failure to pay compensation

24 April, 2018

A Queensland electrical contracting company is facing court for allegedly ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who was unfairly dismissed.

Skills Show Australia — electrical installation competition

23 April, 2018

The Skills Show Australia 2018, Australia's flagship skills and trades event, will be held from 2–4 June 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney.

Building a future-ready workforce

17 April, 2018

Australia's education and training system needs to skill up as businesses prepare for the challenges of digital transformation, according to a report by the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

The rise of renewable cities

16 April, 2018

Around the world, urban areas of all sizes are stepping up to the urgent challenge for cities and towns to become carbon neutral and are setting targets to ramp up renewables in their energy mix.

Notices issued on unsafe TPS cables

11 April, 2018

WorkSafe New Zealand has been investigating electrical building wiring cables following a complaint received on the compliance of a particular TPS cable.

Reposit co-founder to head ANU's battery storage program

10 April, 2018

Dr Lachlan Blackhall, co-founder and former chief technical officer of Reposit Power, has been appointed as ANU's head of battery storage program.

Commercial construction outlook strongest in years

09 April, 2018

The value of non-residential building approvals jumped by 14.8% in February, adding to growth of 18% over the previous 12 months.

nbn CEO Bill Morrow to step down by end of 2018

05 April, 2018

Bill Morrow has announced his intention to step down from his position as CEO of nbn by the end of 2018.

NHP acquires Rexel's Rockwell related business assets

28 March, 2018

NHP Electrical Engineering Products has acquired Rockwell Automation related business assets from Rexel Industrial Automation.

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