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20 June 2019

Managing water demand in South East Queensland

 
For South East Queensland’s bulk water authority, Seqwater, influencing community and industry to use water efficiently and wisely is a major focus. The region has welcomed an additional one million residents over the past 15 years, and is facing further significant population growth and an increasingly changing climate.
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Western Power’s $33 million cable upgrade hits critical stage


Western Power’s $33 million investment to upgrade the underground network in Northbridge is entering a critical stage, with works commencing along the longest single section of cable on Roe Street.
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Commissioning of the largest HUBER QPRESS installation in Australia


Following the trend set by numerous other water authorities around Australia, two of HUBER’s largest rotary screw presses were recently commissioned for TasWater at the Ti Tree Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Launceston.
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UNSW Sydney launches three-year renewable energy plan

UNSW Sydney will switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity, expand on-site solar energy generation and improve energy and water efficiency as part of a new three-year plan to reduce the university’s environmental footprint.

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Customers harness the power of solar with AGL Virtual Power Plant

AGL has released details about a new residential battery program that will allow customers to reap rewards from their solar battery systems, with credits of up to $280 a year on their electricity bill.
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Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure pre-sale ends tomorrow

Pre-sale ticket prices will end tomorrow 21 June for the third Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure Conference, running from 20–21 August 2019 at Swissôtel in Sydney.

The event will see leading experts discuss the biggest issues, challenges and opportunities in asset management, including new targeted streams on inspection and condition monitoring and ISO 55000.

Speaker line up includes experts from Infrastructure Australia, the ARTC, Sydney Water, Powerlink, VicTrack, KPMG Australia, Jemena and more.

Save up to $1000 with pre-sale tickets, available until 21 June. In addition, if you book two tickets, the third is on us.

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How water utilities can protect their data from cyber attacks

The water industry is becoming increasingly more efficient thanks to interconnected grids and cloud-based operations, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT). However, the same digital technologies and data that are increasing efficiencies could also pose a significant risk to water utilities’ critical infrastructure and operations if they are not adequately protected.
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NT Government’s Code of Practice delivers transparent gas industry

The Territory Government’s finalised new Code of Practice outlines further strengthening protections for the environment and will help deliver an accountable and transparent onshore gas industry.

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Jemena solar rollout lights up shopping centres

Jemena recently completed its largest solar project to date as it connected solar power to Melbourne’s Roxburgh Village and Broadmeadows shopping centres.

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Apprentices shine at CitiPower and Powercor awards

Six apprentices at CitiPower and Powercor, a Victorian electricity distribution business, have been recognised for their commitment, skills and outstanding work in an award ceremony celebrating the best apprentices from across the business.

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Powercor program saves residents power and money
Big batteries power up Gannawarra Solar Farm

Water grid to supplement north Brisbane water supply

South East Queensland’s (SEQ) water grid will provide security of supply as the North Pine Water Treatment Plant goes offline for maintenance and upgrade works.

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New CEO chosen for Tasmanian Irrigation

Tasmanian Irrigation Chairman, Samantha Hogg, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to Tasmanian Irrigation.

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Unitywater transforms network with data integration technology

Wastewater blockages wreak havoc for Northam community

The Northam community in Western Australia is being encouraged to think twice about what it flushes down the toilet after a recent increase in wastewater main blockages in the town.

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