For companies that are large users of electricity (generally over 100 MWh/yr), it is likely that they are paying a hefty charge for peak demand, according to the Ecoefficiency Group. The group explained that every time a light or a piece of equipment is switched on it creates a demand for electricity. There is also … Continue reading Managing peak demand charges helps large energy users
The government of Western Australia has launched new strategy to respond to the changing energy sector. Energy Minister Bill Johnston announced Western Australian Energy Transformation Strategy that will deliver cleaner, affordable and more reliable energy to households and businesses for decades to come. “Technological change in the energy sector is happening at a rapid pace … Continue reading WA energy strategy aims to keep up with transforming energy sector
Improving the energy efficiency of Australian homes and businesses could slash $7.7 billion a year off energy bills and create the equivalent of 120,000 full time jobs, a new report has found. The report, Energy Efficiency Employment in Australia, found that better energy efficiency would cut household gas use by 640 million gigajoules over a … Continue reading Report indicates Australia could save $7.7b a year with improved energy efficiency
ABB has achieved almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with its synchronous motor. Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 per cent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately … Continue reading ABB motor sets world record in energy efficiency
Festo introduces a smarter way to keep energy consumption of compressed air systems firmly under control.
The Mars confectionery factory in Ballarat will save $50,000 a year through the installation of 840 solar panels, according to the company.
Scarce and expensive raw materials, rising energy prices, climate protection and demographic shifts are driving dramatic changes to manufacturing processes.
It’s no secret that our Australian manufacturing industry is taking a quite a hit lately.
Rockwell Automation event brings together industry leaders showcasing solutions that enable a connected enterprise.
If Australia were to improve its energy efficiency by 1 per cent, it would be able to add $26 billion to the economy by 2030.
Low water levels in lakes used to generate hydro-electricity have caused New Zealand’s Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to reduce its electricity load and cut production.
Four Western Australian-based manufacturers are set to reduce their power bills and become more energy efficient under new grants from the $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs.