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11 April 2019

Slip lining success for Williamstown main sewer

Melbourne Water has recently upgraded its existing 100-year-old 4.4km long Williamstown Main Sewer from Pasco Street in Williamstown to Scienceworks in Spotswood. This refurbished sewer will continue to benefit the communities of Williamstown, Newport and Spotswood by providing a reliable sewerage service for years to come.

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Major service provider announces new Managing Director

Zinfra, one of Australia’s leading utility infrastructure service providers, has announced the commencement of a new Managing Director.

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Australia’s first fully integrated smart city trial

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is making new partnerships that will investigate the potential of smart cities and hybrid energy storage systems.

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Concerns that basic NBN plans are ‘unaffordable’

Alongside energy affordability issues, the cost of basic NBN plans is cause for concern according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair, Rod Sims, who says that NBN plans are more expensive than what most consumers pay for equivalent ADSL plans.

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World’s first decentralised energy exchange funded in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that it will provide $10 million to Australian energy technology company, GreenSync, to accelerate national rollout of the world’s first decentralised energy exchange (deX).

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No condensate and buildup with VEGAPULS 64

With many conventional radar sensors, buildup or condensation on the process fitting reduces the reliability of the measuring results. Optimised signal processing makes VEGAPULS 64 independent of buildup.

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Major water utility invests in solar expansion

Barwon Water is further minimising greenhouse gas emissions at its treatment plants with a new solar and battery storage project that will triple the size of its solar farm.

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Groundwater management plan gets green light

The Federal Government has approved a groundwater management plan for the Adani Carmichael project.

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Input invited for Basin Plan impact research

Social and economic conditions in irrigation communities in the Murray-Darling Basin will be assessed by an independent panel.

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Research to impact design of wastewater treatment plants

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a new way of tracking how sewage sludge flows during thermal treatment, which could see a shift in the way engineers design wastewater treatment plants, as well as increase production of biogas.

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Budget highlights economic importance of oil and gas

The Federal Budget has highlighted that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are a significant contribution to Australia’s continued economic growth.

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Australia’s largest remote solar rollout complete

Construction on Australia’s largest rollout of solar to remote communities, the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP), is now complete, delivering local jobs as well as cheaper and cleaner power.

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$2.46 million virtual power plant trial

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced funding of $2.46 million for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for a virtual power plant (VPP) integration trial over a period of 12 to 18 months.

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