Australia

University Offers Course on Smart Grids

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is offering the second iteration of its Applied Smart Grids course, designed to cross-skill Information Communications Technology (ICT), telecommunications, and energy engineers.

Sensus to Build Smart Grid Down Under

Sensus is bringing its FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications system and advanced metering systems to Australia to build a smart grid in partnership with Fieldforce Services.  Fieldforce, Australia’s leading provider of energy and water efficiency and conservation services, will be the first to offer the FlexNet network in Australia.

Grid Net Collaborates with Sprint on Smart Grid Solution

Grid Net is collaborating with Sprint to deliver a solution that leverages Grid Net’s software platforms to connect smart meters and smart grid routers via the Sprint 4G network, meaning utilities can now offer secure, scalable, reliable, and standards-based Smart Grid technology.

Australia Approves Commercial Scale Smart Grid

Earlier this month, the Australian government approved the country’s first commercial-scale smart grid project in an effort to help Australians to save power and connect domestic renewable energy to the grid. The Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project will commence later this year in Newcastle and parts of Sydney, running until 2013. The cost of the project is estimated to be £46.3 million.