• Making the Finkel Electricity Plan Work

    Canberra 24 May 3Canberra’s Engineering House hosted a packed audience on Thursday evening 24th May, where the Canberra Chapter of the AMC held a joint presentation with the Electric Energy Society of Australia to discuss the future of Australia’s Electricity Supply as laid out in the Finkel Plan.

  • Marinus Link Potential Site named

    Good news for new assets and the path to clean energy as TasNetworks names the Old Tioxide Site as the potential location for the Marinus Link. Once routes and plans are approved, it will effectively repurpose the disused buildings and other assets as well as create hundreds of jobs, boosting the region’s economy.

  • New Energy Facility

    Western Power is set to build a state-of-the-art facility in Albany.

    The $16 million energy hub will be created to enhance safety for employees, improve operations and future-proof electricity supply for the region. Design for the facility include single-flow traffic, the separation of heavy and light vehicles, and reduced space between forklifts and employees. It will also include charging ports for electric vehicles in the visitor car park and inside the building.

    The facility will replace Western Power’s ageing existing facility on the same site, and construction is expected to commence in May 2021. The new facility and assets contained within it are expected to meet the energy needs of the community in the Great Southern Region1.

  • Permits granted for Victorian Gas Exploration

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    Off-shore gas exploration in Victoria’s south west coast is going ahead, with two energy companies, Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy being awarded permits to search for new gas.

  • Power Works signals Queensland’s COVID Recovery Phase

    powerlinkThe recommencement of critical infrastructure in Queensland sends a powerful signal to the state’s residents of its recovery phase, following on from COVID-19. Powerlink’s decision to recommence the $67 million works across three key projects will support the creation of around 150 jobs1

  • Process Hazard Analysis

    Ivica Ninic last week presented an introduction to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and how it relates to asset management. He discussed the purpose of PHA and provided a brief overview of the key tools used to analyse process hazards. He also took us through a practical application of hazard analysis to ensure the safe and prolonged operation of assets.

  • Renewable Gas Trial

    Renewable Gas TrialSydney Water, Jemena and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently announced a jointly funded project to trial injecting biomethane into the natural gas network in NSW.

    The $14 million project1 will upgrade biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion process at Sydney Water’s Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant to biomethane and injected into the Jemena natural gas network.

  • Sydney tackles power challenges

    IMG 1195Sydney chapter members enjoyed hearing some detailed insights last night, 17 May, into the application of Asset Management to the power distribution industry during a presentation by Murray Chandler - Ausgrid's Head of Asset Management Strategy, Performance & Innovation.

  • Turning our waste into energy kills two birds with one stone


    The Australian government, through its Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is to provide $18 million dollars in grant funding to develop Australia’s second energy-from-waste plant, based in Western Australia.

    The facility in East Rockingham is expected to process 300,000 tonees of residual waste from non-recyclable waste, delivering 29MW of baseload electricity capacity. That’s enough to provide power to more than 36,000 homes1.

  • What becomes of Hazelwood?

    HazelNow the chimneys are felled, what will become of the Hazelwood Power Station site?

    Hazelwood is a 4000 hectare site that includes among the defunct brown coal-fired power station, a 1281 hectare mine void, operational switchyard, a 524 hectare pondage, as well as landfill and dump areas1. It is owned by Engie, a French-based energy provider.