The Federal Government has appointed Katherine Vidgen to the board of the Clean Energy Regulator for a period of three years.
Australian smart energy innovator carbonTRACK has appointed technology veteran Brenton Spear as chief executive officer to work alongside founder Spiros Livadaras to drive the company’s global growth.
New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission is seeking public views on how it should prioritise its regulatory work program in a move aimed at helping the energy and airport sectors address upcoming issues including the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy and managing any continuing impact of COVID-19.
The current period of structural upheaval in Australia’s energy sector provides an opportunity for more affordable energy- and savings for consumers - and must not be wasted, according to Australia’s competition watchdog chief Rod Sims.
The oversight body for energy reform in Australia, the Energy Security Board, has released a consultation paper outlining ways to close energy sector data gaps through improved access, protection, sharing, integration and the use of data.
Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has signed an agreement with remote monitoring and communications specialist Harvest Technology and satellite and radio communication systems company AST to provide Harvest customers across the mining, energy and utilities sectors with the tools to remotely monitor assets, coordinate site surveys and conduct maintenance operations over real-time video and audio transmitted via ultra-low-bandwidth satellite communications.
The widespread adoption of digital technologies by agricultural businesses is potentially one of the most important ways to stimulate improved rates of productivity growth in the farming sector, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.
Australian renewable energy start-up Evergen says it is gearing up for growth after closing a capital raise led by majority shareholder and infrastructure investment manager AMP Capital.
Smart cities pose both new security challenges and opportunities, with new research revealing that there are several key areas of consideration — most notably the energy sector — when it comes to the security of these cities and the critical infrastructure systems on which they depend.
Security firms increasingly appear to think that they can dish out information and expect people to believe it without bothering to provide any supporting evidence.
Security firm Symantec claims to have evidence that a new wave of attacks is taking aim at energy targets in Europe and North America with the intention of affecting operations.
Community Power Agency has come out in support of the Labor Party’s election promise to spend almost $100 million on creating up to 10 Community Power Hubs across Australia.
KPMG has announced that applications are open to tech start-ups to compete for places in Energise, Australia’s largest technology accelerator for the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector.
Utilities can achieve cost savings of anywhere between hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars from the use of advanced analytics for forecasting purposes.
Launch Recruitment’s Rebecca Wallace has a message for ICT professionals in the market for a job – “stay abreast of what’s going on in the IT market and keep your skills updated.”
There’s a rising tide of cyber attacks on the energy sector, with a warning from a global security company that the growing adoption of smart grids, smart meters and the “Internet of Things,” will likely lead to even greater risks and challenges for energy firms this year.
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