Electrical distribution

Virtual power plants are in vogue, but they can be like taking a sledgehammer to a nut

07 March, 2018 by Evan Franklin, University of Tasmania and Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University*

The fleet of small-scale solar systems, batteries and flexible loads in our electricity system will grow rapidly in coming years.

$35,000 fine after workers suffer electric shock

06 March, 2018

A mango grower has been fined $35,000 for an incident where two of his pickers suffered an electrical shock.

The future of energy

05 March, 2018 by Dan Agnew, General Manager, Power Distribution | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

Australia's energy future — from power generation right through to residential energy storage — has been a topic that has sparked considerable debates and discussions.

Cirlock CLK-5 contractors lockout kit

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Cirlock

Contractor lockout kits have been put together especially for commercial tradespeople and contractors working on various sites.

Wiha Competence XXL II electrician's tool set

01 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Premium Tools

The Wiha 115-piece Competence XXL II electrician's tool set is designed to help electricians work efficiently by ensuring that all tools are quickly and easily accessible.

Fluke 1740 Series three-phase power quality loggers

28 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Fluke Australia Pty Ltd

The Fluke 1740 Series three-phase power quality loggers are used for studying and monitoring utility power quality and demand to industry standards.

Preventing electrical shock when installing pools

27 February, 2018

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office is reminding electrical contractors and pool and spa installers about the specific requirements for equipotential bonding of steel reinforcing.

Conductor Hub safety device for equipotential bonding

23 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Conductor Hub Pty Ltd

The Conductor Hub is a safety device that provides an accessible connection and inspection point for equipotential bonding.

NHP Concept Panelboards

22 February, 2018 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

The NHP Concept Panelboards range offers a model to suit varied applications, from standard configuration to a custom design.

Building Wiring Cable compliance rules — extension approved

08 February, 2018

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has successfully negotiated an extension to new Building Wiring Cable requirements with NSW Fair Trading.

NSW's 'virtual power plant' to curb summer blackouts

01 February, 2018 by ARENA | Supplied by: Enel X Australia

EnerNOC is set to launch a 20 MW demand-response initiative in NSW. The project will provide a 'virtual power plant' at a fraction of the cost of creating new supply of electricity in extreme weather conditions.

Emerson Ovation OCC100 controller

24 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson's modular Ovation OCC100 controller extends the company's Ovation control technology by managing the flow of energy from various sources to ensure continuous generation for utilities and independent power producers that rely on diverse renewable energy sources.

Reliable power at a reasonable price — is it possible and how?

16 January, 2018 by John Kettle, Partner, McCullough Robertson | Supplied by: McCullough Robertson

Those interested in the development and progression of Australia’s energy policy looked on with interest in 2017 as the debate bubbled away.

Microgrid solution for offshore platform

21 December, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service.

Power plant cuts simulated start-up and shutdown time by 44%

19 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Platte River Power Authority, a not-for-profit utility in North Colorado, has enhanced operator proficiency and boosted plant performance with the help of global technology and engineering company Emerson.

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