Electrical distribution

Only a complete overhaul will improve energy security

21 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Electrical Trades Union (ETU)

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) says operational failings of the energy system in parts of Australia will only be overcome by dismantling the National Electricity Market. National Secretary Allen Hicks said the national market is a complete failure, which has been highlighted by recent extreme weather across many regions.


NHP SAFE-T SRCB retrofit RCBO

15 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

NHP has released the SAFE-T SRCB, a retrofit RCBO solution suitable for use in single-phase general light and power distribution boards. In addition to being suited to NHP SAFE-T panelboards, it is available in two versions available to suit Eaton and Heinemann panelboards, ensuring quick replacement of MCBs without modification to the busbar chassis system.


Phoenix Contact Valvetrab-Safe Energy Control (SEC) Type 2 surge protection device

13 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Phoenix Contact has released the Valvetrab-Safe Energy Control (SEC) Type 2 surge protection device.


MFI Service Bodies fleet and service vehicle design and manufacture

01 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: MFI Service Bodies

MFI Service Bodies provides fleet and service vehicle design and manufacture.


ABB secures long-distance power transmission link project

01 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has teamed up with India's national electricity grid operator, Power Grid, in a mega project worth over $640 million for the delivery of a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people.


New energy retailer for Queensland

31 January, 2017 by

Victorian energy provider Powershop has officially launched in South East Queensland. It will be retailing in the area around Gympie, south to Surfers Paradise and west to Gatton.


Union blames staff cuts for reconnection delays

18 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Electrical Trades Union (ETU)

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) says staff cuts are to blame for recent delays in much-needed repairs to the ACT's electricity network.


Schneider Electric Galaxy VX three-phase UPS

14 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has introduced Galaxy VX, a compact three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with flexible operating modes for large facilities, data centres and business-critical applications.


Open source software mapping world's energy infrastructure

14 December, 2016 by

A new open source planning tool hopes to create what researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are calling the 'global energy turnaround'. In order to understand existing infrastructure, the team have developed the OpenGridMap app, which they hope will answer questions such as: How much electricity flows through the grid?; When and where?; Where are the bottlenecks?; and, What happens when wind turbines and solar cells feed in additional energy?


Transitioning tariffs in agriculture

08 December, 2016 by Dr Georgina Davis, Andrew Chamberlin | Supplied by: Queensland Farmers' Federation

The Queensland Farmers' Federation is helping farmers to thrive with a dual approach to rising energy costs by providing clarity to member organisations and advice to government in relation to energy pricing, and by assisting with practical on-farm energy productivity programs.


Milwaukee Tools M18SLED-0 four mode LED search light

07 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Milwaukee Magswitch & Milwaukee Power Tools

Milwaukee Tools has introduced the M18SLED-0 four mode search light. Designed to provide maximum performance in tough job-site environments, the light boasts a beam distance of more than 640 m and 1250 lm of light, allowing users to spot further and flood brighter.


Monitoring a monolith

06 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

The taller a building, the more susceptible it is to damage from lightning strikes, which can cause devastating damage to both the structure itself and to plant equipment.


ABB active harmonic filters

24 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

ABB has introduced a range of active harmonic filters that can mitigate harmonics whilst also improving power factor and load balancing.


Primary protection

22 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: NOJA Power Switchgear Pty Ltd

Eletrobras, a major Brazilian electric utilities company, is completing major projects throughout Brazil using NOJA Power's Automatic Circuit Reclosers (ACRs).


Asbestos awareness

10 November, 2016 by

November is National Asbestos Awareness Month, a campaign to better educate tradies, home owners and renovators about the dangers of asbestos and how to encourage work practices that ensure safe management.


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