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28 March 2019

Managing high PV generation

Australia leads the world in the uptake of rooftop solar (PV). As the proportion of energy from PV increases, a point is reached where the natural fluctuation of the output, due to both intermittent and sustained cloud cover, can cause problems on the local distribution network that the PV is connected to.

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Federal Government announces funding for generation projects

The Australian Government has announced the 12 projects that will receive funding under the Underwriting New Generation Investments (UNGI) program, a key part of the Australian Government’s plan to deliver affordable and reliable power.

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2019 Digital Utility Award winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Digital Utility Awards have been revealed at a Gala Dinner at the Digital Utilities conference in Melbourne. Six awards were handed out celebrating the utility industry’s greatest achievements in the digitisation of utility networks, processes and practices across Australia.

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Applications sought for Water Infrastructure Development Fund

Under the recently expanded capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, Expressions of Interest (EOI) from State and Territory Governments received by 1 April 2019 will be assessed in the current funding round.

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Hope for transformation in the energy sector remains

According to Simon Holmes à Court, the work being undertaken by the industry to transform energy tells a hopeful story, despite inaction from some governments holding back the sector.

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13th WIOA NSW Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition

The 13th WIOA NSW Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition will be held from 3-4 April 2019 at the Orange PCYC.

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Rebuilding forecast models with smart grid data

Most utility 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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Improving water quality with nutrients monitoring

A huge 80 per cent reduction in phosphorous levels has been recorded over the past ten years as the result of an important SA Water initiative to improve the quality of inflows to the Mount Bold Reservoir.

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Remote Aboriginal communities to receive water upgrades

Upgraded water services are being welcomed in three remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region thanks to a new initiative between the Department of Communities and the Water Corporation.

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Smart fountains providing free drinking water to SA >>

Scholarship awarded for human waste management research

A scholarship has been awarded to a young South Australian at SA Water for a PhD looking into the environmental impact of human waste and its management.

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Acquisition of major gas assets permitted

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose Lochard Energy’s proposed acquisition of the Heytesbury depleted gas reservoir assets from Origin Energy.

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Solar farms to save through self-forecasting

Eight of Australia’s large-scale solar farms will partner with global solar forecasting company Solcast to utilise the latest in predictive technologies.

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WA encouraging Federal Government to support battery research

The Western Australian Government has encouraged the Prime Minister to consider his support for the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

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Metal production could go renewable >>
Safety standards to be introduced for solar program>>
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