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SETuP: Transforming electricity generation for remote communities in the NT

The Power and Water Corporation is responsible for electricity transmission and distribution and provides water and sewerage services across the Northern Territory, an area of more than 1.3 million square kilometres. They are currently developing the Northern Territory Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) and in the lead up to the Remote Area Power Supply Conference we…

2 Mar 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Is natural gas a ‘game changer’ for Africa’s economy?

Godwin Sweto is the current managing director of South African firm Encorex, who specialise in energy consulting, strategy advisory, investment and petroleum product trading. We caught up with Godwin who will be speaking at the Onshore Gas Africa conference in a couple of months as he shares with us his insights regarding natural gas and its potential to be a game changer…

24 Feb 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Reliable energy supply solutions in remote areas

In anticipation of our 2nd Annual Remote Area Power Supply conference which is being held next month, we asked a few key speakers what they were most looking forward to discussing with other attendees over the two days. The event is the only one of its kind to specifically look at the opportunities and barriers…

12 Feb 2015, by test test

Defence & Security | Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Human factors in a naval control room: A quick catch up with DSTO’s Susan Cockshell

Susan Cockshell works within the weapons and combat systems division for the Defence Science & Technology Organisation. She has been involved with the organisation for 18 years focussing on integrating human needs and requirements into acquisition projects and conducting user-centred design for systems and operations rooms. We caught up with Susan for a brief Q&A…

9 Feb 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities

Why is network tariff reform necessary?

In the lead up to the Summer Energy Briefing next month we had the chance to ask Darryl Biggar and Andrew Dillon the importance of network tariff reform - is it necessary and why? Darryl Biggar, ACCC The discussion on network tariff reform refers to the tariffs for distribution networks. Transmission network tariffs were more…

27 Jan 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources | Planning & Design

3 Q&A’s with Geoff Ross of Airservices Australia

How does one manage 4 million flights a year through 11% of the world's airspace? Geoff Ross from Airservices Australia sheds some light about air traffic control rooms including the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) project. Tell us a little about the INTAS Project? The delivery of services to the aviation industry by Airservices Australia…

12 Jan 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities

Will smart metering work in NSW?

Victoria recently completed the rollout of 2.8 million smart meters across the state and NSW is set to follow on this path. In late October the NSW Government announced that electricity smart meters will be installed through a market-led rollout. NSW Minister for Resources & Energy Anthony Roberts remarked: “This is a case of allowing…

5 Jan 2015, by test test

Energy & Utilities

Gas Turbines Conference 2014 – What did you miss?

Our Australian Gas Turbines Conference took place in Melbourne last month and celebrated its 15th anniversary milestone with a comprehensive conference program that included a breadth of topical case studies and technical papers addressing gas turbine operations, maintenance and inspection. See the top 3 technical presentations viewed online: 1. What are the Training, testing and operational…

19 Dec 2014, by test test

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

What are the most promising technological developments for the gas turbine industry?

In the lead up to the 15th Anniversary Gas Turbines Conference we asked members from a global Gas Turbine Users Linkedin group" what they felt was the ‘next big thing’ in terms of technological developments in the gas turbines industry. We managed to compile the best responses in the one blog post below, and judging by the answers there seems…

17 Oct 2014, by test test

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Q&A: Insights on gas turbine operation and maintenance

In the lead up to the 15th Anniversary of the Australian Gas Turbine Conference, we had the opportunity to speak with Sam Moots of Colorado Energy Management, where he shed light on how to improve power plant efficiency with gas turbines. Sam is Production Manager at the Brush and ManChief Electric Generation Facilities in Colorado (US), where he oversees…

8 Aug 2014, by test test
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