Category: Power Generation Insights & Impacts

A new approach to managing evolving risks in gas turbine technology
07 February 2020 | Feature Article

A new approach to managing evolving risks in gas turbine technology

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As Australia drives towards 24 per cent renewable energy generation this year and up to 50 per cent by 2030, the challenge of managing evolving risks becoming more urgent. We expect to see even more gas turbines modified or upgraded to cater for this change in the generation mix. New gas turbine technology coming to market is increasing resilience by allowing existing turbines to be operated in peaking mode, cycling mode and fast starting mode.
Why the solar industry could fail to factor in its true risk
07 May 2019 | Feature Article

Why the solar industry could fail to factor in its true risk

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Within the expected design life of the solar farm, there is a 20 per cent chance of it being hit by a cyclone that would cause significant damage to the solar panels. Standardised cyclone testing and national standards for all types of panels and installation configurations needs to be implemented.
Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks
10 August 2018 | Feature Article

Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks

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“If you see this text then your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted,” read the message on the computer screen. “Please follow the instructions and send $300 of Bitcoin to the following address.”
How to manage the risk surrounding Australia’s energy future
14 June 2018 | Feature Article

How to manage the risk surrounding Australia’s energy future

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Australia’s energy future is one of the most important issues facing our government and business leaders. Short-term attention has focused on the need to avoid blackouts, which in-turn has translated into pressure to continue to operate ageing assets...
Supply remains tight and there is a risk of shortfall
27 November 2017 | Feature Article

Supply remains tight and there is a risk of shortfall

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Alinta Energy CEO Jeff Dimery suggests Australians should prepare themselves for a long, hot summer with intermittent blackouts as the nation’s east coast energy crisis is set to continue over the coming months.
Energy leaders calling for policy discretion
27 November 2017 | Feature Article

Energy leaders calling for policy discretion

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The Australian Financial Review in partnership with FM Global recently hosted a round table to discuss the future of the nation’s energy and the evolving challenges confronting governments and business.
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