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Jemena CEO’s perspective on the national energy crisis

Last year’s inaugural AFR Energy Summit made a significant impact on the development of a national clean energy transition plan; hosting more than 300 of the sectors top policy-makers and industry leaders. This year, the Summit returns with an even sharper focus; and a view to uncovering the conditions needed for Australia to resolve its…

26 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

ARENA’s perspective on the future of large scale solar

The start of the year saw record numbers of rooftop solar installations and large scale solar farm approvals in New South Wales and Queensland, prompting many to forecast a giant solar boom in the years ahead. But beyond these visible markers, what is really happening beneath the surface of Australia’s solar industry; and what supply…

14 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure workforce of tomorrow, today

William Cox, Managing Director - Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon "Responding to global mega-trends like climate, energy, water, food, transportation and security is about finding solutions to large-scale challenges. For today’s workforce and the talent we will need in the future, that’s not just about building more infrastructure, but increasingly about the creation and use…

4 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Wind versus solar – the obsolete debate

Wind Wind power is the fastest growing energy source in the world. It is clean, renewable, cost effective; but it is not a panacea. Wind is inherently an intermittent resource, with high degrees of variability across areas, regions, seasons and time of day. Wind energy requires high average and consistent wind speeds, which are typically…

23 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Technology

How Horizon Power are developing their microgrid capability

Last year Horizon Power deployed Western Australia’s first multi-function utility grade battery in Carnarvon. The battery - which is capable of generating 2 MW of power for one hour - will be used to optimise spinning reserve and is expected to save hundreds of thousands in maintenance and fuel costs in the process. The initiative…

9 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Global case studies in SMART infrastructure

The need for more efficient and livable cities in Australia has led to the birth of SMART infrastructure - the integration of infrastructure assets with enabling technologies and big data analytics. With the impending arrival of fifth-generation broadband (5G) and a proliferation of SMART technologies emerging, the opportunity for developing SMART infrastructure is increasing; and…

20 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Energy Made Clean’s Mackerel Island and Meta Maya Stand Alone Power Systems

In the lead up to the 3rd annual Remote Area Power Supply Conference, we invited Sid Masilamani, Business Unit Manager - Microgrids, from Energy Made Clean, to share some insights from his presentation at the forthcoming event, later event this month in Melbourne. Sid’s presentation will focus on EMC’s Mackerel Island and Meta Maya Stand…

2 Mar 2016, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Offgrid Hybrid Power Systems – Can Solar Forecasting reduce LCOE?

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Their innovative technologies and successful business development is spearheaded by Juergen Zimmermann, who is presenting a case study about microgrid solutions and high penetration solar systems at Informa’s Remote Area Power Supply Conference, in Melbourne next month. We were delighted to have Juergen, ABB’s Business Development and…

10 Feb 2016, by Informa Insights

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 Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Meeting the rising energy demand in South East Asia

As the lone provider of power using sub-bituminous low sulfur coal for Mindanao, STEAG State Power Inc.'s (SPI) power plant accounts for about 18% of the island's electricity demand.  As energy demand in South East Asia is expected to increase by as much as 80% in the future, the Mindanao electricity mix will see the rise…

25 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining industry discusses market outlook for South Australia

By Neil Murphy, CEO, South Australian Freight Council and Alex Todd, Economic Development Manager, Regional Development Australia Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula  The 7th Annual Mining South Australia conference and exhibition was again held in Whyalla in late November 2013 and brought together over industry and all levels of government  to hear about the latest developments from the…

9 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Queensland oil and gas industry undergoes reforms

Queensland's oil and gas industry will undergo reforms to ensure less red tape and a simplified fee system, the state government has announced. Natural resources and mines minister Andrew Cripps unveiled the new plans yesterday (October 10), saying they will save businesses significant time and money. The changes include adjusting the Petroleum and Gas Safety…

16 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights