Electrical distribution

Microgrids for buildings

30 January, 2019 by James Hunt, General Manager Solution Sales | Supplied 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 Industries 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.


Australia–China partnership to manufacture graphene cables

05 November, 2018

UNSW and Hangzhou Cables will begin large-scale manufacturing of graphene power cables, which will cut electricity costs and improve grid transmission.


Prysmian Light Duty Riser cable

01 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Prysmian Australia PTY LTD

The Prysmian Light Duty Riser cable is made for distribution of optical fibre within multi-dwelling units (MDU) or office buildings.


Technology predicts electrical fires before they start

30 October, 2018 by Tim Bray, CEO of Ecocentric Energy | Supplied by: Ecocentric Energy Pty Ltd

Businesses and households often overlook one of the country's most common causes of fires in the built world: electrical failure or electrical 'arc' related fires.


Victoria unveils first grid-scale battery

26 October, 2018

The 30 MW/30 MWh Ballarat Energy Storage System is the first of two large-scale batteries that will support the state's energy grid in summer.


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