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RCD innovation promises electrical safety improvements

17 March, 2021

A new residual current device (RCD) technology promises to reduce fire and arc flash risk and eliminate active to earth short circuits.

Caution on insulation testing

03 February, 2021

Modern insulation testers are designed to ensure a non-lethal output, but no-one should be tempted to verify this statement by 'testing' either themselves or someone else.

Smart meter data provides energy consumption insights

18 August, 2020

Jemena and Deloitte have collaborated to create a cloud-based application that will help power consumers make better energy decisions.

Guiding the electricity market through COVID-19

15 July, 2020

The latest measures designed to guide the national electricity market through the COVID-19 pandemic have been announced.

Early detection of faulty powerlines proves critical

23 June, 2020

A faulty powerline has been detected before it fell in a high fire danger area of Victoria.

Energy grid discussion paper published

21 May, 2020

The federal government has released its Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper, taking another step towards Australia's future energy grid.

The power grid of the future

14 May, 2020

A power grid that can provide maximum value from solar and batteries, and that can support two-way electricity flows, is being planned by energy networks.

ABB REX640 protection relay

24 April, 2020

The ABB REX640 protection relay provides secure and flexible standardised communication, both within the substation and remote monitoring system.

Magellan VRLA battery range

23 April, 2020

The Magellan VRLA battery range provides durability for a range of industrial electrical applications.

ABB NaveoPro emergency lighting monitoring system

22 April, 2020

The ABB NaveoPro emergency lighting monitoring system allows users to set up, maintain and fully control their entire emergency lighting installation with a mobile app.

Time warp tech cuts power outage time

07 April, 2020

New 'time reversal' technology enables faster fault-finding within power networks, as well as reducing power outage durations.

R. STAHL EXLUX luminaires with DALI interfaces

01 April, 2020

R. STAHL has now released modern explosion-protected lighting systems with DALI interfaces.

Electrical substations vulnerable to attack

04 March, 2020

A vulnerability within Siemens SIPROTEC 4 protection relays has been uncovered, placing electrical substations at risk of attack.

How multiple microgrids could end blackouts

04 March, 2020

New research is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids, with the aim of keeping the lights on.

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.

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