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Operational impact of COVID-19 on Australia's National Energy Market

The impact of COVID-19 on the operations of the National Energy Market (NEM) has been largely managed to date. This is thanks to the prompt and careful actions of all our market participants, energy consumers (both major and minor) and governments.

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Dielectric Testing of HVDC gas-insulated systems Fundamentals for a future standard

Rapid, worldwide implementation of electrical power generation from renewable sources, often located at great distances from urban and industrial consumers, has led to the need for new, low loss, long-distance transmission systems. A result of this trend is that development of DC transmission technologies is progressing rapidly. As a part of this, gas-insulated DC transmission lines (DC GIL) and gas-insulated DC substations stations (DC GIS) are of particular interest due to their space-saving advantages. Testing of these systems poses unique challenges and forms the basis for a reliable service performance.

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Electric Transportation Energy Supply Systems

Transportation systems are among the largest consumers of fossil fuels, after electric power generation, in many jurisdictions. These systems include passenger vehicles, busses and urban light rail systems, trucks for local delivery and long-distance transport of merchandise, and diesel-powered railway systems. Transportation electrification is therefore one of the important approaches to achieve decarbonization of the economy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and to reduce the global consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.

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New technologies, materials and approaches for overhead lines

Overhead Lines (OHL) play an important role in the electricity business. They are the oldest and – till today – the most common used transmission method worldwide to transport electrical energy, and especially to transport bulk energy over big distances on land. Extra high voltage lines may exceed a route length of 1.000 km for the transport of several 1.000 MW per electric circuit  in alternating (AC) or direct current (DC), up to voltages of 1.150 kV. OHL will be designed to build up new grids or to improve and strengthen existing grids.

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