Efficiency and renewables

Real-time energy insights for Asia Pacific

09 May, 2019

Grid4C will embed its predictive analytics software solutions in Landis+Gyr's smart meters to deliver predictive insights at the grid edge with real-time decisions. 

Securing the modern grid

08 May, 2019 by Dan Agnew, General Manager of Power Distribution ANZ | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

Ageing infrastructure, environmental concerns, advancements in technology and changing consumer preferences are driving grid modernisation as utilities work to meet changing and growing demands.

Keeping up with the data-driven energy industry

02 May, 2019

Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy has invested in technology provider Intertrust in order to capitalise on the industry's transition towards data-driven models.

People are hindering energy storage growth

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

Robert Morgan, CEO of Energy Storage at GE Renewable Energy, suggests the biggest obstacle to integrating storage into the grid is people as opposed to hardware.

Smart streetlights could save cities $15bn

29 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research predicts smart connected streetlighting deployments will deliver $15 billion in cumulative energy savings for cities by 2023.

Indoor workplaces should utilise natural light, researchers say

25 April, 2019

Griffith University researchers found that opting for natural light instead of office lighting provided energy and cost savings, and supported mood and sleep.

ARENA funding for relocatable rooftop solar trial

19 April, 2019

Australian start-up Solpod has received $975,000 from ARENA to trial installing redeployable rooftop solar on commercial and government buildings.

Smart lighting project to come to Canberra

18 April, 2019

Itron, Electrix, and Transport Canberra and City Services will create an IIoT network to support smart city and energy solutions in Canberra.

TED: the new kid on the energy storage block

11 April, 2019

CCT Energy Storage's TED (Thermal Energy Device) is a heat battery that can store 12 times more energy than a lead–acid battery and 5–6 times more than a lithium-ion battery.

AEMO to run a VPP integration trial

09 April, 2019

The 12- to 18-month trial will focus on demonstrating the operational capabilities of VPPs to deliver energy and Frequency Control Ancillary Services.

Fruit farmer cuts energy costs by 30% with solar installation

08 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Verdia

A Goulburn Valley pear and stone fruit farming family has saved more than $62,000 a year in electricity after installing a solar PV system across its two cold storage sheds.

Barriers to on-farm solar PV installation

05 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Queensland Farmers' Federation

Farmers are increasingly investing in renewable energy, but they continue to face a number of challenges when it comes to the connection, installation and integration of on-farm solar PV.

Rooftop solar generates 4% of total electricity

29 March, 2019

Renewables now account for 21.2% of Australia's electricity generation, contributing to decreasing emissions, according to the March National Energy Emissions Audit.

NT installs more smart LED lighting

29 March, 2019

Darwin will replace close to 10,000 streetlights and Palmerston will replace 5000 streetlights with wirelessly connected LEDs.

Support for the energy-sharing economy

28 March, 2019

A report has found Australians support platforms similar to Airbnb or Uber that would enable them to share their excess power, particularly if it benefits those in need.

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