Electrical distribution

Power worker shortage leads to lengthy blackouts

12 February, 2020

A severe shortage of workers is being blamed for current power outages across Sydney, the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains.

Managing electricity networks during bushfires

05 February, 2020

A fact sheet about how bushfires affect electricity networks, and how networks can prepare for the impact, has been released by Energy Networks Australia.

Bushfire victims warned of electrical scammers

30 January, 2020

A free hotline has been set up by Master Electricians Australia for bushfire victims needing electrical checks or work.

Regulator approves SA–NSW interconnector

28 January, 2020

A new interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales has been approved by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

MORNSUN PV150-29Bxx series DC/DC converters

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN has released the PV150-29Bxx converter series for 150 W 250–1500 VDC applications. The series features 4 kVAC isolation with a wide-input 250–1500 VDC voltage range, with efficiencies of up to 84% @ 800 VDC input.

Copper thieves to be caught on camera

15 January, 2020

More CCTV cameras have been rolled out by Energex, in an effort to catch those stealing copper from the power network.

Enerpac EWCE wire rope and cable cutters

14 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Enerpac Div/Actuant Australia

The Enerpac electrically powered EWCE wire rope and cable cutters are designed to reduce hazards and increase efficiency for a range of industries.

TE Connectivity M8/M12 cable assemblies

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity has introduced M8/M12 cable assemblies to complement its existing sensor/actuator cable assembly solutions.

Bushfires threaten NSW power grid

08 January, 2020

The bushfires raging across NSW have placed huge stress on the state's powerlines and energy transmission.

eSafe Qld publishes new wiring guidelines

10 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Queensland's Electrical Safety Office has published new guidance for contractors and workers on electrical installations for construction and demolition sites.

Blundstone Women's Safety Series boots

10 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd

Australian footwear brand Blundstone has combined the latest technology with design flair to launch a new range of safety boots specifically for women in the trades, building and construction industries.

Knowing your AC from your DC

25 November, 2019 by Jon Young, APAC Director | Supplied by: EU Automation

In a world dominated by alternating current, it seems direct current has virtually disappeared from use. Does it still have a place?

Investment to focus on grid reliability

04 November, 2019

The Australian Government recently announced a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund for investment into transmission and distribution infrastructure and grid stabilisation technologies.

Federal, NSW govts to underwrite QNI upgrade

30 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal and NSW governments have agreed to jointly underwrite $102m for a project to upgrade the Queensland–New South Wales Interconnector.

In search of dark energy

21 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

When the back-up power system for one of its largest telescopes was coming to the end of its life, Siding Spring Observatory decided to upgrade its technology.

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