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31 January 2019

Working at height: aerial asset management in the water industry

Drone technology is creating exciting opportunities across the water industry. South East Queensland bulk water provider Seqwater is indeed discovering the benefits of drone technology, both internally and working externally with service providers and customers, particularly in assisting with asset and catchment management.

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Energy consumers speak out in recent survey

A national survey conducted by ACA Research on behalf of Australian-owned energy retailer Momentum Energy, has found that 94 per cent of Australians find it a hassle dealing with energy retailers.

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Geothermal heating for Sydney dwellings

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $500,000 in funding for a study into the benefits of geothermal heat pump systems for heating and cooling dwellings.
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Is your 2019 marketing strategy sorted?

January is the time for setting (and often breaking) resolutions. While it’s great to set goals about your health, finances and life in general, don’t neglect your business marketing goals. Have you got them sorted?

It’s often quiet for businesses at the moment, which makes it the perfect time to do some planning. How is your 2019 going to look? If you don’t have a strategy in place for your marketing, you’re already making life difficult for yourself.

You should be thinking about things like digital options, content marketing, your website, social media and your newsletter. It’s enough to make your head spin!

Monkey Media (the creator of Utility) put together a white paper that will make your content marketing strategy creation easy.

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If you need help with anything else, you can get in touch here

Why safe work sites are good for the bottom line

Safe systems of work not only prevent workplace injuries and misadventure (and protect business owners and managers from prosecution under WHS legislation), they are also proven to contribute to better overall business processes. Proactive businesses uncover other ways to streamline processes, making them safer while also boosting the bottom line.

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Help drive the network transformation

With a huge amount of work going on in the network sector to support the transformation of the grid, recruitment is underway to fill a senior role at Energy Networks Australia - General Manager Networks.

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Skill shortages affecting 38 per cent of energy industry

The third annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report, has found that power companies are struggling to address current talent shortages while adapting to the changing skills needs resulting from digitalisation.

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Maintenance strategies to eliminate unplanned downtime

Major equipment failure costs too much to be an option for industrial manufacturers. Get fully acquainted with your asset hierarchy and incorporate predictive strategies with the techniques in this free eBook.

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The reason for routine resin changes

Resin is being changed in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) treatment plant located at the Katherine Water Treatment Plant as part of routine maintenance to ensure that PFAS continue to be effectively removed.

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Digital Utilities 2019 program released

The program for Digital Utilities 2019 is now available.

Expert speakers from the utility industry — including Managing Directors, Chief Information Officers, General Managers of Strategy, Technology and Innovation, consultants, and more — will share their in-depth knowledge about cutting-edge technologies and the challenges and benefits of digitisation.

Learn from in-depth presentations, and be inspired by forward-thinking panel discussions that explore how digitisation is revolutionising the utility industry, and the practical steps you can take to harness digital disruption.

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Immediate access to water for irrigators

Irrigators in South Australia will soon have faster access to the water they purchase with the announcement of a $14.67 million investment in the state’s water trading system.


New infrastructure to minimise drought impact

A huge $500,000 has been allocated to a new water infrastructure project on the Eyre Peninsula by the South Australian Government in an attempt to minimise the impact of drought in the area.

Bypass pipe to supply Bli Bli residents >>

Tender: sewer pump station and rising main construction

Western Water (VIC) is seeking tenders for the installation of a sewer pump station, sewer rising main and ancillary works in Bacchus Marsh.


Western Australians to receive additional gas supply

The Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has successfully commissioned the Pluto Inlet Station – the new facility connecting the Pluto LNG Project to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP).


SA Home Battery Scheme charges ahead

101 new batteries have been installed as part of the South Australian Government’s $100 million Home Battery Scheme and 500 households are still in line for installation.


Improving power station safety

AGL is undertaking a maintenance program which will maintain safety and reliability at the Torrens Island Power Station.

Community-scale Tesla battery for Townsville >>
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