Electrical distribution > Power quality and supply

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.


Novel electrolyte could enhance supercapacitors

19 August, 2019

A newly developed class of ionic liquids may store more energy than conventional electrolytes, with less risk of catching fire.


Vox Power VCCM600 series configurable power supply chassis

02 August, 2019

The VCCM600 series from Vox Power provides a modular, configurable power supply, delivering 600–750 W of peak power for 5 s in a rugged 4″ x 7″ package.


Device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe

11 July, 2019

An international team of scientists has demonstrated that a measurable amount of electricity can be generated in a diode, directly from the coldness of the universe.


Schneider Electric APC Smart-UPS On-Line SRT1000XLI

12 June, 2019

The Schneider Electric APC Smart-UPS On-Line SRT1000XLI 230 V has been developed to handle demanding power conditions, where uptime and efficiency are critical.


Solar panel dataset released to help researchers

06 June, 2019

Researchers have developed a dataset from 1287 residential solar installations across Australia to help better understand how solar energy can be integrated into the grid.


SAPS could replace poles and wires in remote areas

03 June, 2019

The AEMC has recommended regulatory changes that enable network businesses to install standalone power systems to provide cheaper, more reliable power for remote customers.


Eaton 9SX Tower UPS

24 May, 2019

Eaton has introduced the 9SX Tower Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) portfolio which offers flexibility and protection for IT and small data centre infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications.


PULS DIMENSION QT40.241-B2 DIN rail power supply

09 May, 2019

The PULS DIMENSION QT40.241-B2, available from Control Logic, is a 3-phase 960 W (24 V, 40 A) DIN rail power supply with an I/O-Link interface.


The next level in industrial power supplies

01 May, 2019

Tough enough to survive Australia's most difficult conditions — Weidmüller PROtop power supply with O-Ring MOSFET technology.


Australia's electricity grid can easily support electric cars — if we get smart

16 April, 2019 by Marcus Brazil, University of Melbourne

Following opposition leader Bill Shorten's policy announcement that 50% of new cars will be electric by 2030, questions have been raised about the ability of the electricity grid to cope with the increased demand associated with a substantial increase in the use of electric vehicles.


ABB and Rolls-Royce announce microgrid partnership

04 April, 2019

The global partnership will offer an energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.


Power outages down in 2018 — Eaton

02 April, 2019

More than 1.1 million people were affected by 167 power outages in ANZ in 2018, but overall power outages decreased for the first time in four years.


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