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  • Ausgrid spruiks smart grid consumer tools

    Ausgrid managing director, George Maltabarow, has used a speech in Sydney today to further spruik the potential of smart grid technology and agitate for a shift in regulatory incentives to favour energy demand management over capacity building.

  • Securing the Smart Grid

    You may have heard about the Smart Grid, it has become a buzz word around developments in the energy market. But not everyone knows what the grid is, let alone the Smart Grid.

  • Ausgrid NSW smart meter trial switches on in October

    NSW energy utility company, Ausgrid, will be using the customer feedback results from smart meter trials which begin in October to make a strong business case for the development of further smart grid deployments.

  • Carbon tax a chance for IT innovation, smart grids

    Telecoms analyst Paul Budde has cited the carbon tax as an opportunity to create innovation in the IT sector, describing it as the second major reform from Labor after the National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • Ausgrid explores customer incentives in smartgrid push

    New South Wales energy utility Ausgrid is exploring customer rebates and reduced tariffs based on the differing energy saving technologies deployed at 50,000 homes slated for the Federal Government’s $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City project.

  • UNSW extends smart grid course

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has added an extra session of its newly introduced smart grid short course in an effort to build as skills base of engineers in an area of increasing demand.

  • Smart micro-grid to debut in regional NSW

    Houses in the Newcastle and Scone regions of NSW have been selected to trial battery-powered “micro-grid” which can increase energy efficiency and reduce the impact of outages.

  • Building IQ takes smart building software to US

    Australian software developer BuildingIQ will soon be offering its smart building services to US companies thanks to securing a runner up prize in the NSW Innovation Showcase: Fastpitch competition.

  • Logica ramps up smart grid business with Cisco

    IT and business services provider, Logica Australia, has continued its push into the smart grid market by signing with Cisco to offer smart grid IP network design and infrastructure services to local energy and utilities companies.

  • Cybersecurity spurs EnergyAustralia backflip on WiMAX

    The energy utility charged with running the Federal Government’s $100 million <i>Smart Grid, Smart City</i> trial across NSW this week backflipped on plans to build a WiMAX wireless broadband network, instead choosing long term evolution (LTE) as a technology base.