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Avoiding another Black Summer

06 May, 2024

Australian engineers have developed an innovative material designed to make power-pole insulators resistant to fire and electrical sparking.

CyberPower Smart App Sinewave uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems

02 May, 2024

These devices adopt CyberPower's patented GreenPower UPS technology, which is designed to enhance efficiency, reduce heat generation and consume less power.

Indonesia moves towards power grid resilience

01 May, 2024

With plans to phase out coal by 2055 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060, Indonesia is acting to stabilise its grid.

Protecting wildlife from electrical assets — and vice versa

23 April, 2024

While overhead lines are cost-effective and less carbon-intense than underground cable, the exposure of high voltage introduces a risk of electrocution to wildlife.

100 years of SA's classic power pole

09 April, 2024

2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the distinctive Stobie pole — a steel-beamed power pole developed due to a shortage of wood in South Australia.

Itron low-voltage distributed energy resource management system

03 April, 2024

The solution delivers a data-driven method for managing consumer energy resources, such as rooftop solar, while maintaining network stability within the low-voltage network.

SA Power Networks to vastly expand use of drones

26 March, 2024

The utility has been working with Carbonix to advance the use of drones in aerial inspection work on remote electricity distribution network assets.

WA takes action following supercell thunderstorm damage

25 March, 2024

The WA Government is aiming to shore up its electricity supply following an extreme weather event that caused unprecedented damage to Western Power's network.

Why power networks need a 'smoke alarm' system

15 March, 2024

RMIT University has designed an early fault detection system for powerlines that has been deployed in wildfire mitigation plans in the US and Canada.

Bat-related outages still a problem in SA

14 February, 2024

Adelaide's rapidly growing grey-headed flying fox colony continues to present a challenge for SA Power Networks, especially at this time of year.

Call for sparkies after Cyclone Jasper

22 December, 2023

Ergon Energy is calling for electricians to help the utility safely restore power to Queenslanders impacted by Tropical Cyclone Jasper by Christmas.

Energy Australia prepares for scorching summer

12 December, 2023

The utility's multimillion-dollar readiness program includes upgrades, maintenance and the introduction of renewable energy assets.

Jemena takes action on bushfire risk

14 November, 2023

Jemena and Zinfra have partnered on an extensive work program to reduce the risk of powerline-related bushfires in Melbourne's north-west.

Pinpointing a powerline fault — in minutes

03 October, 2023

Currently, repair crews can spend hours patrolling tens of kilometres of powerlines, some inaccessible by road, to find a fault.

Trial to increase powerline safety begins in NSW

05 September, 2023

Ausgrid has installed lightweight covered conductor in the Sydney suburb of St Ives as part of a trial to increase powerline reliability.

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