Workforce Diversity in the Renewable Energy Sector

The International Renewable Energy Industry's (IRENA) report "Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective" gathered survey responses from around the world to understand facts and perceptions about gender equality in the industry, as well as solutions to overcome challenges facing it. The study found that women represent a higher proportion of the renewable energy workforce than in traditional energy industries. The decentralized nature of renewables allows access to the industry at a [...]

2021-09-10T11:19:57+10:00September 10th, 2021|

Get into the global renewable energy industry

Looking to start or advance your career in the global renewable energy industry, while experiencing the enviable lifestyle of Tasmania's breathtaking West Coast? Vestas currently have a vacancy open for a Service Technician - Electrical at Granville Harbour Wind Farm. You will need: - A grade Electrical Trade - Exposure and experience to HV highly desirable - You must have the right to live and work in this location to [...]

2021-08-24T10:56:57+10:00August 24th, 2021|

Hydro Tasmania apprenticeship applications now open

Are you interested in an apprenticeship with Australia’s largest producer of renewable energy? Applications for Hydro Tasmania's 2022 apprentice program are now open. These roles are currently available in the Cradle Coast: - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (4 years), West Coast - Apprentice Electrician (4 years), North West Other roles are available elsewhere in Tasmania: - Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (4 years), Cambridge Workshop, Hobart - Trainee Supply & Inventory Officer [...]

2021-08-23T11:12:57+10:00August 23rd, 2021|

Round 2 Energising Tasmania Funds now open

Round 2 of the Energy & Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund and Energy & Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund are now open.Up to $450 000 is available for workforce development projects and up to $765 000 is available for training market development projects. Applications for workforce development funding close on 23 September 2021 and applications for training market development funding close on 30 June 2022 (and will be assessed and allocated [...]

2021-08-19T15:08:35+10:00August 19th, 2021|

See a massive spilling dam this weekend

Witnessing a massive dam spilling is an awesome experience, and with all this rain lately, a lot of dams around the state are spilling right now. Thinking about a road trip this weekend (road conditions allowing of course)? Currently the following lakes are spilling: - Trevallyn Pond - Lake Mackenzie - Lake Cethana - Lake Barrington - Lake Gairdner - Lake Paloona - Lake Augusta - Little Pine Lagoon - [...]

2021-08-04T10:48:42+10:00August 4th, 2021|

TasNetworks’ Distributed Energy Resources survey – have your say

Would you like to have you say on on electricity storage and generation technology? TasNetworks are currently conducting a survey to better understand how and when their customers use energy storage and generation technology such as solar PV (solar panels), batteries and electric vehicles. This information will help TasNetworks create their plans for the future electrical system. The survey is open until the 31st of August 2021 and completed surveys [...]

2021-07-28T12:33:42+10:00July 28th, 2021|

Tasmania dominates at Clean Energy Council 2021 Awards

Here's some fantastic news for Tasmania's renewable energy industry - Tasmania has dominated at the Clean Energy Council Industry Awards, with two out of the three Awards won by Tasmanian projects! The 2021 Clean Energy Council Award winners are: Innovation Award - Goldwind Australia designed and deployed the IdentiFlight system at the Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania, which uses high-precision optical sensors and artificial intelligence to detect endangered Tasmanian [...]

2021-07-16T09:51:54+10:00July 16th, 2021|

Upcoming community engagement: Project Marinus North West Transmission Developments

The next community information sessions for this project will be on Thursday and Friday next week at Sheffield. You don't need to register, just drop in at any time. 22 July 2021 2pm-6pm Sheffield Town Hall, 66 Main St, Sheffield 23 July 2021 9am-1pm Sheffield Town Hall, 66 Main St, Sheffield You can find more information about the project, and subscribe for updates here

2021-07-15T11:35:29+10:00July 15th, 2021|

Register your interest in the upcoming Renewable Hydrogen Business Forums

The newly formed Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Network is hosting a series of Renewable Hydrogen Business Forums in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart. The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Network will: - focus on the hydrogen industry as a whole, including local use of hydrogen and export opportunities; - help business to engage with industry experts and other Tasmanian businesses with interest in the hydrogen space; - feature hydrogen industry experts speaking [...]

2021-07-13T10:23:10+10:00July 13th, 2021|

Stamp duty waived for new and used EVs in Tasmania

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle for your next car? For the next two years, starting on the 1st of July 2021, the purchasing of either a new or used electric vehicle is exempt from stamp duty for Tasmanians. For a $40,000 car the saving could be $1600, and for a $70,000 car the saving could be $2800. Around three quarters of typical household emissions in other states can come from [...]

2021-07-09T13:55:50+10:00July 9th, 2021|