Changes to Australian Standard on connecting generators

A new version of AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical installations – Generating sets comes into effect in Tasmania on 8 November 2017 and CBOS will  enforce the new requirements contained within the standard from the date of commencement (download Notice of Commencement). This Standard sets out the minimum safety requirements related to the use of generating sets for the supply of electricity at low voltage, that is, not exceeding 1000 V a.c...

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Energy efficiency
Mar24

Energy efficiency

Saving energy and saving money “Saving energy and saving money” forums These were held in Launceston (4 Apr 2017) and Hobart (5 Apr 2017). You can download the flyer. Download the presentations: TREA presentation: TEELS (loan scheme), why energy efficiency, tariff options, energy audits and monitoring, solar diverters. Home Efficiency Group presentation: roof heat recovery and ducted air circulation. Mode Electrical presentation:...

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Aurora new time-of-use tariff
Jun22

Aurora new time-of-use tariff

Update 10 Jan 2017. Note that these tariffs are in AEST (ie do not follow daylight saving changes). See official Aurora page for details of these tariffs. Aurora Energy will introduce two new time-of-use tariffs, from 1 July 2016 on an opt-in basis. One for residential customers and one for small business customers. The new residential Tariff 93 will have two price periods: peak (31.31c/kWh) 7-10am and 4-9pm Monday to Friday, all...

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Tasmania’s energy future: fossil or renewable?
Mar07

Tasmania’s energy future: fossil or renewable?

The current Tasmanian energy crisis confronts us with a start choice for the energy future of Tasmania, either a retreat to fossil fuels, or an opportunity to take immediate action to ensure that the state has a future powered by renewable energy. Tasmania’s hydro dam levels have dropped every year since the 2012 peak of 62%. Spring 2015 saw inflows fall to less than half of the previous lowest record for that period, resulting in...

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Support a fair go for solar in Tasmania – petitions close 3 November

Please sign our e-petitions to the Tasmanian House of Assembly and Legislative Council.* These petitions close on 3 November. By signing these formal e-petitions, your concerns will be tabled in Parliament and the government will be obliged to give a formal response. Many Tasmanians want to contribute to a renewable powered future by investing in solar PV but the solar industry has been undermined by repeated drops in the feed-in...

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