Energy

Fonterra milk processing plant now co-firing on wood

19 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Fonterra

A newly converted boiler will slash the amount of coal used by Fonterra's Brightwater plant and cut carbon emissions at the site by around 2400 tonnes a year.


ABB Ability TXpert Dry dry-type digital transformer

19 November, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has launched a dry-type (oil-free) digital transformer, the ABB Ability TXpert Dry. Due to its dry-type design, digitalisation and little or zero maintenance, the transformer offers safety and data security, with plenty of uptime and optimised operations.


Demand management trial set for national rollout

19 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Origin Energy

Origin Energy and Tempus Energy recently partnered on a South Australian demand management trial that uses AI to shift energy usage to different times of the day.


Dundonnell Wind Farm project reaches financial close

15 November, 2018

AusNet Services has been appointed to help connect the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, which recently reached financial close, to the National Energy Market.


UTS signs PPA with Walgett Solar Farm

13 November, 2018

UTS has helped kickstart a new $40 million solar farm in regional NSW, signing a commitment to buy energy generated on site.


Are your sugar mills efficient?

13 November, 2018 by Robert Glass, Global Food and Beverage Communications Manager | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The role of electrification in sugar milling energy efficiency is becoming more important.


Occupants wanted for Passive House trial

02 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Frasers Property Australia

Frasers Property Australia has announced it will test the economic and comfort benefits of a Certified Passive House home for the mass market in Australia against the outcomes of a standard family home.


Microgrid project to power US Air National Guard base

30 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Ecoult

Energy storage company Ecoult is supplying its technology for use in a new microgrid project, where it will help power the Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod.


Grid-scale battery reaches completion in Ballarat

29 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

The 30 MW/30 MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is now in the final testing phase before being connected to the grid in time for the approaching summer.


More ultrarapid EV charging stations announced for Victoria

26 October, 2018

Victorian Minister for Energy Lily D'Ambrosio has opened Australia's first ultrarapid electric vehicle charging site — and at the same time announced funding for five more stations.


Discovery could enable low-energy electronics

25 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Monash University

A global research project has resulted in a breakthrough in quantum physics that could deliver electronics and communications technology with ultralow energy consumption.


Coca-Cola Amatil to roll out 10,000 solar panels

25 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Verdia

The 3.5 MW solar PV system will be installed across three sites in three different states, covering a total of around 2 ha and cutting annual energy costs by up to $1.3 million.


Ultrarapid EV charging stations to link Australian cities

22 October, 2018

Start-up company Chargefox will soon commence building Australia's largest open, ultrarapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs).


Planning approval granted for Bomen Solar Farm

22 October, 2018

Renew Estate has been granted planning approval to build Bomen Solar Farm, a 120 MW project near the Bomen Business Park in Wagga Wagga.


Household waste is set to generate energy in WA

18 October, 2018

A large-scale energy-from-waste project is expected to divert 400,000 tonnes of household and industrial waste from landfill each year and power up to 50,000 homes.


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