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Solar PPAs – working towards a more sustainable future

With the amplification of corporate sustainability commitments and an increasingly volatile energy market, many corporations are now looking at renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs), as a means of buying ‘green benefits’ for their brand and hedging against rising electricity costs. Even previously ambivalent companies are beginning to show a strong interest. Energy bills have increased…

19 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Forecasting winners and losers in emerging digital energy tech

The Australian Technologies Competition has seen a number of “ground-breakers, risk-takers, challenge-seekers and game-changers” in the Energy space, since its inception in 2012. John O’Brien is Managing Director of the competition’s founding company Australian CleanTech, and is due to present at the Digital + Energy Summit this May in Sydney. In advance of his presentation,…

16 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Managing renewable energy intermittency: Case study of Genex’s Kidston Renewable Energy Hub

Australia has made a giant leap towards a future in renewables, largely owing to the pioneering work of Genex Power. Just last week, the firm announced plans to develop the third component of their Kidston Renewable Energy hub - a 150MW capacity windfarm - to be incorporated into the hub’s existing large scale solar and…

11 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

What you need to know about the new filter classification ISO 16890

In November 2016, The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the  ISO 16890 as a valid new standard for the testing and classification of air filters, which replaces the previous EN 779 and ASHRE 52.2 standard after an 18 months transition period. We reached out to Michael Mueller, Managing Director of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (AUST) Pty…

16 Oct 2017, by Laurien Maerman

Energy & Utilities

A new Approach to Turbine Combustor Flame Sensors

Leading up to the 18th annual Australian Gas Turbines Conference on the 29-30th of November, we reached out to John Devine, General Manager at Fireye Inc. in the United States of America to gain a better insight into the current challenges and approaches to Turbine Combustor Flame Sensors.   There are significant application issues specific…

25 Sep 2017, by Laurien Maerman

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How can we solve the need for cheaper, reliable energy in Australia?

A survey released by The Australia Institute last year found that 80 per cent of those with PV solar panels would like to go off grid by using battery power. Consumers want to take back control, but is going off grid really the solution? Living off the grid using a solar battery system certainly appears…

5 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2M for innovation start-up

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2 million towards its mission to put home and business electricity data back in the hands of consumers, allowing them to cut costs and better match solar and storage to their energy needs.   The NSW-based company said on Wednesday that it had received a $2…

4 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Solar PV Microgrid Costs in Indonesia

Original Article: Benchmarking Solar PV Microgrid Costs in Indonesia Rural electrification is a big challenge not only in Indonesia but throughout the world. Currently, there is not a single technology and/or business model of rural electrification that can be called a wild success. Of course, there are success stories in many regions around the world. A…

20 Dec 2016, by Thomas Beauchamp

Energy & Utilities

Is the real boom just beginning?

In the lead up to the 22nd South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference, we spoke with the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Roberts, to delve into his views on the current challenges and opportunities for Australia’s oil and gas sector, learn more about APPEA’s campaign promoting the benefits of…

31 Aug 2016, by Informa Australia
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