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Funding Provided for Australia’s First Commercial-scale Smart Grid

Posted by Peter, on October 9, 2010

The Federal Government has entered into an official agreement with EnergyAustralia for Australia’s first commercial-scale smart grid project. The project was originally scheduled to start in mid-2010 but was delayed by the Frederal election. EnergyAustralia is leading a consortium of companies and government instrumentalities, including IBM and CSIRO. Smart sensors will be installed across EnergyAustralia’s […]  Continue reading »

Clean Technology Forecast for Australia to 2050

Posted by Peter, on July 12, 2010

Australian Cleantech has released a report titled “Prosperous Sustainability” which forecasts the development of energy technologies in Australia up to 2050. The main findings of the report include: Current wind technology will maintain a high level of activity through to about 2015, after which it starts to be replaced by second generation wind technologies. There […]  Continue reading »

Newcastle to Be Australia’s First Smart Grid City

Posted by Peter, on June 10, 2010

Newcastle will be the first Australian city to move onto a smart grid in what the government says could be a nationwide change. The project is part of the “Smart Grid, Smart City” initiative involving the collaboration of the Federal and New South Wales governments, the CSIRO, Newcastle City Council, Energy Australia and contractors including […]  Continue reading »

IBM Smart Network for Perth Trial

Posted by Peter, on December 15, 2009

IBM has been appointed to deploy an intelligent electricity network as part Western Power’s participation in the first phase of Perth’s Solar City Project. The first phase of the Perth Solar City Project is intended to provide a "living model" of how solar energy, smart metering, energy efficiency and responsive market signals can deliver economic […]  Continue reading »

World’s First Wireless Smart Grid for Victoria

Posted by Peter, on October 24, 2009

Victorian electricity and gas supplier, SP Ausnet, has announced plans to deploy the world’s first smart grid to run over a wireless 4G broadband (WiMax) network. The program includes the installation of 700,000 smart meters in homes and businesses in Victoria by 2013. GE will provide the WiMax 4G-based meter communications technology for the network, […]  Continue reading »

Victorian “Smart Grid” Rollout

Posted by Peter, on April 21, 2009

Victorian power utilities, United Energy Distribution and Jemena, have selected the American company Silver Spring Networks to roll out smart meters to over a million Victorian homes over the next four years. Victoria’s "smart grid" plan will give 2.5 million Victorians the ability to monitor their own energy use and allow utilities to read, connect […]  Continue reading »

Energy Australia Grid Getting Smarter

Posted by Peter, on April 1, 2009

Energy Australia has awarded IBM a $3.2 million contract to provide a real-time network monitoring system – the next step in the development of Energy Australia’a "smart grid" intelligent network program. In April, IBM will begin construction of a distribution monitoring and control system for gathering and analysing raw data from 12,000 fibre-optic sensors which […]  Continue reading »

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