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FIMER energy storage solution joins SA battery scheme

07 May, 2020

A residential energy storage solution by FIMER has been included on the SA Home Battery Scheme.

Power maintenance must continue despite COVID-19

09 April, 2020

Critical maintenance on energy networks will continue throughout the COVID-19 shutdown.

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.

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

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.

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.

Knowing your AC from your DC

25 November, 2019 by Jon Young, APAC Director

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

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.

Eaton revamps DC power portfolio for 5G era

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eaton has launched a new range of DC power solutions — designed to support the power needs of 5G networks — in Australia and New Zealand.

Could a new battery concept replace lithium ion?

10 October, 2019

A battery concept adopting an anode and cathode made of aluminium and anthraquinone could result in lower production costs and environmental impacts.

It's time to create the grid of the future, says AEMC

27 September, 2019

The Australian Energy Market Commission has urged that action be taken to create an energy grid that can accommodate rooftop solar expansion and a national electric vehicle network.

ABB to expand Austrian energy grid

25 September, 2019

ABB Power Grids will supply gas-insulated switchgear to Austria's transmission system operator, Austrian Power Grid.

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