ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by sparky. 01/20/18 05:09 PM
MRI LED lights dimmer control replacement - wow!
by Potseal. 01/19/18 08:52 PM
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
FPE in Germany
by HotLine1. 01/17/18 07:07 PM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (HotLine1), 13 guests, and 13 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Cheap power push #145831
07/14/06 08:33 PM
07/14/06 08:33 PM
3
32VAC  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
Alice Springs, NT, Australia
By REBEKAH CAVANAGH
14jul06

A $1.3 BILLION plan to supply Darwin with power from southern Queensland is back on the agenda.

The plan was a CLP election promise last year, when it was suggested it would cut power costs for Darwinians by more than 30 per cent.

NT-based company NTQ Energy laid the proposal back on the table at a Darwin City Council meeting last month.

The plan involves linking the Top End to the national grid via a 3000km powerline from Darwin to Mt Isa.

NTQ Energy director Jeff Hutchison was due to hold a breakfast briefing on the project, including a feasibility study, at the Free Spirit Resort today.

The former chief executive of NT Power Group, which tried to introduce competition in the Territory electricity market in the 1990s, was confident a cheaper rate of power could be supplied.

"Our power has a 99.5 per cent reliability and is 25 to 30 per cent cheaper than the current retail cost," he told council last month.

Mr Hutchison said the company would not be a threat to the Power and Water Corporation but could supply the utility with cheap electricity from Queensland.

He said electricity could be bought at between 1.8c and 3.2c a kilowatt an hour from the Queensland pool.

Power and Water is believed to be producing electricity for 6c to 8c per kW/h.

Mr Hutchison said the proposed line is a high-voltage direct current line, not an alternating current line, common in Australia.

He said it was highly unlikely there would be faults in the line and if so, power outages would be minimal.

He said if all goes to plan the transmission line was expected to be complete and running by June 2010.

He said this was "timely" because the Territory's current gas supply contracts are expected to run out between 2008 and 2012.
http://www.ntnews.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,19783897%255E13569,00.html

Test Equipment:
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Large Selection of Test Equipment For Electrical, HVAC, Test & Measurement
Re: Cheap power push #145832
07/19/06 04:34 AM
07/19/06 04:34 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Paul,
Would you like to move this to the Non-US Area?. [Linked Image]

Re: Cheap power push #145833
07/19/06 05:55 AM
07/19/06 05:55 AM
electure  Offline

Member
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
I got it. Relocated to non-US Area

Re: Cheap power push #145834
07/19/06 06:26 AM
07/19/06 06:26 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Thanks Scott!


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Potseal
Potseal
Saskatchewan
Posts: 259
Joined: February 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 20
sparky 16
Potseal 15
Popular Topics(Views)
243,571 Are you busy
180,369 Re: Forum
170,845 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9592 MB (Peak: 1.0893 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-21 00:58:20 UTC