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Aug 03, 2021
Electricity industry apprenticeships on offer

Electricity industry apprenticeships on offer

Electricity distributors Energex and Ergon Energy have opened applications for their 2022 apprentice intake, with 116 roles on offer. They include openings for electrotechnologists, electricians, distribution linespersons, mechanical fitters and communication techs. Energy Minister Mick de Brenni said the Class of 2022 would start their training in February, joining 460 apprentices already learnin...

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Mar 12, 2021
Australia must keep coal and nuclear options open says Canavan

Australia must keep coal and nuclear options open says Canavan

Australia must build like-for-like power stations to replace its retiring coal-fired fleet, says Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate Matt Canavan. And while Australia may not be ready to say ‘yes’ to nuclear power plants, he believes the nation should start investing in nuclear know-how today so that it can keep the nuclear… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Feb 05, 2021
State-owned power plants in $1b-plus write-down

State-owned power plants in $1b-plus write-down

More than $1 billion has been wiped off the value of coal and gas power stations owned by Queensland electricity generators CS Energy, Stanwell and CleanCo in the past year. A report from the Queensland Audit Office showed that lower electricity prices resulted in combined net losses of $367 million for the State-owned generators in 2019-20 and… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jan 20, 2021
Generators to fight major energy price class action

Generators to fight major energy price class action

Queensland generators Stanwell and CS Energy say they will fight a class action being filed in the Federal Court of Australia by law firm Piper Alderman. The QLD Energy Class Action is a legal claim being brought against the two Queensland state-owned electricity generators on behalf of more than 40,000 electricity customers. It alleges that… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Nov 04, 2020
Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink is tapping directly into weather wisdom for better transmission network planning through a new partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the innovative partnership signalled Powerlink’s commitment to working with the Bureau over the next three years to access specialised knowledge and data, and deliver targeted research. “This partnership&...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Aug 20, 2020
Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Applications open on Friday for more than 80 apprenticeships Queensland-wide with energy distributors Ergon and Energex in 2021. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said 86 apprentices would be employed across 41 depots from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa and Longreach. Some of the apprentice positions available include electrotechnology… This content is for iQ I...

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Aug 13, 2020
Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

A $36.2 million overhaul at Tarong Power Station will see a peak workforce of more than 500 pump millions of dollars into the South Burnett region from next month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the two-month overhaul of Unit 2 was part of the power station’s regular maintenance works. “This overhaul will mean work… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Jul 15, 2020
Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

Powerlink sparks up $67m in regional project work

A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told Parliament today that Powerlink had fired up construction works across the Wide Bay and Central Queensland regions. The three projects are: replace ageing primary plant and secondary… This content is for iQ In...

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