Category: Power Generation Insights & Impacts

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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