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Inspecting damage to Queensland’s electricity network is being revolutionised thanks to the use of drones, which could help crews restore power faster after a natural disaster.
A state-wide electrical safety campaign starting this weekend aims to reduce the number of dangerous incidents involving contacts with overhead, underground and fallen powerlines.
Ergon Energy will have a strong focus on employing locals when they recruit the next generation of power industry field and substation crews through an apprenticeship recruitment campaign that begins today.
With the bushfire season officially beginning tomorrow (August 1), Ergon Energy is urging property owners planning burn-offs to take precautions to prevent damage to the electricity network.
Ergon Energy has begun the roll-out of innovative technology that will enable more homes and businesses to export power from solar PV systems into the grid.
Spinning power line markers could help save lives by reducing the risk of cane harvesters, haulouts and other machinery coming into contact with the electricity network.
The cold snap is prompting some North Queenslanders to take their heating appliances and electric blankets out of storage.
Ergon Energy designers have put a new spark in Maryborough’s electrical heritage by preserving an 80-year-old brass plaque which tells a story about the struggle for a reliable power supply after the Great Depression.
Turtles hatching along the Bundaberg coastline have a better chance of survival thanks to the replacement of 17 street lights identified as the most disruptive to their efforts to make their way to the ocean.
Ergon Energy is trialling the use of two fire-resistant products on selected power poles in Central Queensland to determine their effectiveness in protecting the infrastructure from bushfires.
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