Electrical distribution

Cloud-predicting camera to improve solar generation

13 February, 2019

Magellan Power and Curtin University student Mojtaba Saleh recently completed a PhD project which helps mitigate the effect of passing clouds on solar generation.

Researchers design hybrid electricity system

06 February, 2019

The AC-DC hybrid distribution system could reduce electricity prices by more than 5% and improve service reliability.

MORNSUN R3 series dual isolated regulated output DC/DC converters

04 February, 2019 | Supplied by: DLPC Pty Ltd

MORNSUN has added four series of DC converters, all with dual isolated regulated outputs, to the R3 DC/DC wide-input converter family.

Warren & Brown HY series CAT6A STP shielded modular jacks

01 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Warren & Brown Technologies

The Warren & Brown HY series category 6A STP modular jacks have been specifically designed to simplify and accelerate network deployment.

Microgrids for buildings

30 January, 2019 by James Hunt, General Manager Solution Sales | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

As Australia swelters in the now annual 'once-in-a-lifetime' heatwave, Australians are cranking up their air-conditioning units to stay cool.

Batteries best for cheap energy storage

15 January, 2019

A model has predicted lithium-ion batteries will be the cheapest technology for storing electricity by 2050.

Electrical workers fail to use independent earth for polarity testing

20 December, 2018

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office (ESO) is reminding electrical workers to use an independent earth whenever possible, rather than the installation earthing system.

Electrical cables used for fire-resistant cladding

06 December, 2018

A researcher has found that the plastic insulation around electrical cables can be used to make an organic, non-combustible and lightweight cladding core.

Eaton announces ANZ power distribution partner program

27 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Eaton Electrical (Australia) Pty Ltd

The Power Distribution Partner Program aims to meet demand across the industrial, commercial and utilities markets, and has six new partner categories.

Utilities should prepare for EV adoption

22 November, 2018

A study has warned utilities to prepare the grid for the increasing uptake of EVs, which will increase energy consumption, peak demand and unpredictability.

Victoria's second big battery powers up in Gannawarra

20 November, 2018

The 25 MW/50 MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System began exporting electricity to the grid in October and will be commissioned in time for summer.

How ready is Australia's power system for summer?

20 November, 2018

A report found that 2100 MW of new generation and storage capacity in 2018, as well as additional sourced reserves, will help ensure there is sufficient available resources.

HARTING M12 circular power connectors

16 November, 2018 | Supplied by: HARTING Pty Ltd

HARTING has released an M12 connector in the IEC 61076-2-111 standard K-coding for use with power up to 630 V and 7 kW.

ABB transformers improve power capacity in China

14 November, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB transformer technology has helped deliver the 1628 km Ximeng-Taizhou ultrahigh-voltage direct-current (UHVDC) transmission link in China, which can transmit up to 10 GW of electricity.

NSW prepares grid for the future

14 November, 2018

The NSW Government has released a Transmission Infrastructure Strategy, which aims to create a modernised grid that can deliver reliable and affordable energy to the state.

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