12th - 14th October 2011

The Summit

12th - 14th October 2011

Next Generation Utilities Summit Australia 2011

Summit Venue
Marriott Resort and Spa Gold Coast

The NG Utilities Summit Australia will bring together decision makers from across Australia and investors from neighboring regions to meet with top solution providers committed to maintaining Australia's competitive position in the utilities market.

Summit News

Energy Australia goes with Ericsson for wireless access

Following an open competitive tender, Ericsson was chosen to design and integrate a multivendor wireless access network for EnergyAustralia.

The network will enable two-way communications between electrical control devices, back-end systems and households.

In a statement to Government News, EnergyAustralia said the telecommunications network was the backbone of the smart grid.

"This allows real-time dat...

Posted December 2nd 2010

Government to trial telehealth at NBN sites

The Federal Government has pledged up to $4 million over four years to roll out in-home telehealth services at NSW's National Broadband Network first-release sites from July.

Posted December 1st 2010

Seniors first to trial NBN

Seniors with serious illnesses will be some of the first mainland customers to use the $36 billion national broadband network (NBN).

Posted December 1st 2010

Fair Work 'makes it harder to fire - and hire'

LABOR'S workplace laws have made it harder to fire staff and would discourage employers from hiring in the coming years, a large survey of human resources professionals has found.

Posted December 1st 2010

Italy is leading the smart grid market

In less than a decade Italy has become the surprising world leader in the development of a smarter electrical grid.

Posted November 26th 2010

Important win for utilities in NBN legislation

The companies bill provides that NBN Co must not supply an eligible service to another person unless the other person is a carrier or a service provider.

Posted November 26th 2010

Wireless and fixed broadband tussle is far from settled

IN 1975, Ogilvy and Mather developed the slogan "don't leave home without it" for American Express Travellers' Cheques.

Posted November 5th 2010

Water find opens up Pilbara potential

A WA pastoralist believes northern WA has the potential to be Australia's next food bowl after a successful drilling operation uncovered a massive supply of underground water.

Posted November 5th 2010

Minister approves Googong pipeline

Canberra's water security received another major boost yesterday with the final approval of the $150million Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline.

Posted November 5th 2010

PPI consistent with looming rate rise

With or without the jump in utilities prices, producer price inflation is picking up, bringing higher interest rates closer.

Posted October 29th 2010

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