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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 permitting)....

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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 – energy marke...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Apr 24, 2020
Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

Rockhampton set for $10m transmission line refit

A $10 million project is kicking off in Rockhampton next week rejuvenating a decades-old transmission line and 37 towers.   Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the work was due to start on Tuesday (28 April) and would cover a stretch between Egans Hill and Rockhampton substations.   “Jobs and investment in maintaining a&n...

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Apr 02, 2020
Construction kicks off on  $5.2m Cannonvale depot

Construction kicks off on $5.2m Cannonvale depot

Newlands Commercial Constructions is set to begin work this month on a new $5.2 million Ergon depot in the Whitsunday region. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the new development on Galbraith Park Drive in Cannonvale would replace the ageing Proserpine depot, which was badly damaged by severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie three years ago.  “Newlands… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Mar 20, 2020
Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Two North Queensland solar farms and a wind farm face major output constraints due to “system strength” issues. The Australian Energy Market Operator flagged the problem affecting Mount Emerald Wind Farm, Haughton Solar Farm and Sun Metals Solar Farm in a market notice yesterday. “AEMO and Powerlink are continuing to investigate system strength requirements in… This content is for iQ ...

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Mar 04, 2020
‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

Powerlink has completed a $6 million mountainside project to maintain the transmission line connecting Barron Gorge Power Station to the grid in Far North Queensland. Helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and specialised equipment were used to complete maintenance work on 18 electricity transmission towers along the line near Cairns, supporting 17 jobs in the process. Energy Minister… This cont...

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Dec 19, 2019
Towers on firm footing after Powerlink works

Towers on firm footing after Powerlink works

Powerlink has undertaken stabilisation works for a critical transmission line west of Cairns after heavy rain exposed the footings of five towers. Regular maintenance inspections are conducted on Powerlink’s transmission network to identify and prioritise any repair works which may be needed, particularly in the lead up to summer. Heavy rain in March 2018, when… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Nov 21, 2019
Portable power solution draws accolades for Linked

Portable power solution draws accolades for Linked

Mackay-based Linked Energy is shining on the national stage, with its EcoSkid portable remote power plant taking out a Master Electricians Australia excellence award. It was the second year running that Linked Energy has topped the Energy Efficient Project of the Year category in the national awards. “We believe this award is a great reflection… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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