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18 April 2019

New issue of Utility magazine online now

The latest issue of Utility looks at improving vegetation clearance outcomes, safeguarding our water supply, making real-time asset management a reality, key findings from the Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report and much more!

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$135 million battery research facility for WA

The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, has announced that the Curtin University-led national collaboration of 58 industry, government and research partners was successful in its bid to establish the $135 million Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

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Major contract awarded for West Gate Tunnel Project

Zinfra, one of Australia’s leading utility infrastructure service providers, has been awarded the power utility relocation work for the West Gate Tunnel Project.

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Melbourne to host Corrosion and Prevention 2019

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) will host the industry leading Corrosion and Prevention 2019 (C&P 2019) conference on 24-27 November at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne, Australia. This annual conference and trade exhibition will bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis.

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Huge uptake of home battery systems in QLD

According to the annual Queensland Household Energy Survey (QHES), almost one third of homeowners would like to purchase a home battery storage system over the coming decade to complement existing rooftop solar.

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The biggest names in energy storage come together in Sydney

The Australian and international energy sector will meet in Sydney from 13–14 June to discuss the latest in storage technologies and how they are enabling the transition to new energy systems and a more reliable grid.

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Water operations leader recognised

Local team leader of operations and maintenance in the River Murray, Shaun Elphick, has been recognised for his professionalism and leadership skills.

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Australian water companies join World Water Innovation Fund

A number of Australian water companies have joined with water companies from across the world to form the World Water Innovation Fund, with the aim to develop and accelerate the use of new technologies.


Securing water supply with $5 million recycling project

A $5 million project is underway to secure the water supply of Warwick in Queensland, with a new reservoir and pump station expected to supply recycled water.


Yarra Valley’s sewerage system to expand

The Yarra Valley’s sewerage system is set to see considerable expansion, allowing hundreds of properties to switch from septic tanks to a reticulated sewerage system.


Electricity and gas retailer extends reach to NSW

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has given permission for Victorian electricity and gas retailer, Sumo Gas, to retail gas in New South Wales to residents and small businesses.


Energy startups showcase innovative technologies

The Smart Energy program returned to Melbourne for its second year running, culminating in a Demo Day that took place at Federation Square on Thursday 11 April 2019.


Major energy companies enter into agreement

Genex, a renewable energy company, has entered into a binding connection agreement with Essential Energy for the Jemalong solar project in NSW.

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