Electrical distribution

Warning to machinery operators after excavators hit powerlines

16 February, 2022

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is again reminding machinery operators to be careful around powerlines after two incidents occurred in one day last week.

Change to Australian wiring rules

16 February, 2022 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

This year will be a milestone year for the application of residual current devices in Australia, with changes to the Standards Australia wiring rules that will change the selection of the RCDs used.

Electrician fined after dangerous oversight causes electric shocks

15 February, 2022

Three family members at a Bedford property received electric shocks after touching energised taps.

$20K penalty for hazardous electrical error

03 February, 2022

Electricians have been warned not to cut corners when checking their work after a dangerous error at a WA building site.

Increasing distributed energy in low-voltage networks

03 February, 2022

New technology is being developed that could reduce the need to build costly distribution grid infrastructure.

METCASE TECHNOMET instrument enclosures

01 February, 2022 | Supplied by: ROLEC OKW Australia New Zealand P/L

METCASE TECHNOMET instrument enclosures can be specified in custom colours — even in low volumes.

Drill rig contacts overhead powerline, prompts warning

01 February, 2022

The NSW Resources Regulator has issued a safety alert, warning machinery operators to take care when working near overhead powerlines.

Review into WA power outage begins

01 February, 2022

An independent review into power outages that affected communities in WA has commenced.

Reimagining power: smart electric grids

28 January, 2022

A simulation modelled on the Texas power grid could be used to keep the electricity system stable and reliable in the United States.

The impact of climate on electricity demand and cost

20 January, 2022

Electric-power systems are particularly vulnerable to natural stressors such as wildfires, severe storms and extreme temperatures.

Electric shock death by DIY device

18 January, 2022

The electric shock death of a WA man while handling a high-voltage homemade device has prompted warnings about the dangers of unlicensed electrical work.

Next-gen grid-scale batteries for system stability

11 January, 2022

Grid-scale batteries equipped with advanced inverters to support the grid have received $100 million in funding from ARENA.

Power station charged over arc flash death

21 December, 2021

Energy Australia Yallourn Pty Ltd has been charged with three breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Tesvolt energy storage systems

17 December, 2021 | Supplied by: Tesvolt Australia

Tesvolt energy storage systems have a total capacity of up to 40 MWh.

Overhead powerlines shock workers

14 December, 2021

A man received an electric shock and severe burns while installing gutter guarding on the roof of an industrial shed.

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