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21 March 2019

The drought management measures stabilising NSW water supplies

A drier than usual twelve months have taken a toll on New South Wales, requiring water suppliers to take urgent action. While the drought has potentially devastating effects for the state’s residents and industries, tough drought management measures being undertaken by WaterNSW are securing water supplies and stabilising the state.

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New appointment to AGL Board

AGL Energy (AGL) has announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, effective 1 May 2019.

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Divestment Bill called an ‘unhelpful distraction’

The Senate Economics’ Committee Inquiry into the Divestment Bill has ended in a report, which has caused concern amongst some energy industry groups.

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The price impact of 50 per cent renewables

As the costs to develop new renewable generation continue to tumble, many market analysts predict that Australia will be generating 50 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. But what will this do to electricity prices? Will they move up, down or sideways? And what sort of impact will this have on global electricity markets? We spoke to David Leitch, Principal at ITK and electricity market guru, to find out more.

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Rebuilding forecast models with smart grid data

Most utilities forecasters are working with models that don’t adequately factor in the growing importance of smart grid technologies. Learn about the biggest new questions that forecasters are facing and the critical relevance of smart grid data in this free eBook.

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More water allocated to struggling farmers

A decision to make additional water available to northern Victoria will benefit struggling farmers and has been welcomed by the State Government.


Major water utility goes paperless

Unitywater has gone digital with a new permit-to-work system that eradicates its previous paper-based work permits.


Wet wipes clogging Melbourne sewers

A large fatberg, donated to Melbourne Museum by Yarra Valley Water, will show the negative impacts of ‘flushable’ wet wipes on Melbourne sewer systems.


Tanami gas pipeline complete

The Tanami Power Project, which includes two power stations, a 55kV interconnected power line and a 450km natural gas pipeline, has been successfully completed on schedule.

Services contract awarded for gas plant >>

Battery storage fund announced

A $2.2 billion battery storage fund providing incentives for home battery storage of up to $7000 per battery has been announced by the Australian Greens party.

Improving solar and wind forecasting >>
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