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Jan 20, 2021
Generators to fight major energy price class action

Generators to fight major energy price class action

Queensland generators Stanwell and CS Energy say they will fight a class action being filed in the Federal Court of Australia by law firm Piper Alderman. The QLD Energy Class Action is a legal claim being brought against the two Queensland state-owned electricity generators on behalf of more than 40,000 electricity customers. It alleges that they manipulated the electricity pricing system a...

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Nov 04, 2020
Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink is tapping directly into weather wisdom for better transmission network planning through a new partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the innovative partnership signalled Powerlink’s commitment to working with the Bureau over the next three years to access specialised knowledge and data, and deliver targeted research. “This p...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate approach to a lifesaving cause. ...

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Aug 20, 2020
Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Applications open on Friday for more than 80 apprenticeships Queensland-wide with energy distributors Ergon and Energex in 2021. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said 86 apprentices would be employed across 41 depots from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa and Longreach. Some of the apprentice positions available include electrotechnology electricians, linesperso...

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Aug 13, 2020
Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

A $36.2 million overhaul at Tarong Power Station will see a peak workforce of more than 500 pump millions of dollars into the South Burnett region from next month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the two-month overhaul of Unit 2 was part of the power station’s regular maintenance works. “This overhaul will mean work for more than 30 South Burnett locals, as well as other workers ...

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Jul 15, 2020
Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that Powerlink had fired up construction works across the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions. The three projects are: replace ageing primary plant and secondary systems equipment at th...

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Jun 01, 2020
Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Helicopters are taking to the skies to inspect Powerlink Queensland’s electricity network in North Queensland throughout June and July. This work involves inspections and crew tower transfer operations in areas including Townsville, Lynam, Pinnacles, Kelso, Alice River, Paluma, Koombooloomba, Kirrama, Glen Ruth, Wairuna, Mount Fox, Hervey Range, Dotswood and Valley of Lagoons (weather permit...

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May 20, 2020
New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

Powerlink Queensland has a new chief executive coming onboard next month. Professor Paul Simshauser has been appointed to lead the government-owned corporation that owns and operates Queensland’s transmission network. Professor Simshauser brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry across the public and private sectors. He is the executive general manager ...

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May 06, 2020
Powerlink study tackles system strength constraints

Powerlink study tackles system strength constraints

A Powerlink Queensland study looking to tackle a key challenge for renewable energy projects connecting to the grid has attracted $490,629 in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The $922,000 Powerlink Cost-Effective System Strength Study kicked off in August 2019 and is expected to be complete this year. It is focused on at addressing system strength challenges by e...

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