Tuesday, 04 April 2017 12:13

Qld Govt invests almost $2m in renewables energy tech development Featured

Qld Govt invests almost $2m in renewables energy tech development Image courtesy of Anusorn P nachol at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Queensland Government has invested nearly $2 million in renewables energy company Redback Technologies as part of its strategy to advance technology developments in the state.

A total of $1.96 million has been invested in Redback through the government-owned electricity distributor, Energy Queensland.

The investment will see $1.42 million for funding of staff and resources into a new smart monitoring initiative and, in addition, the government’s innovation movement, Advance Queensland, has awarded Redback and the University of Queensland a research fellowship of $0.54 million in staff and resources to advance the development of smart grid capabilities.

Philip Livingston, founder and managing director, Redback Technologies, and board member of the Australian Solar Council, said the partnerships with Energy Queensland and Advance Queensland, with the support of the Queensland Government, signalled “the next step in Redback’s evolution in delivering low-cost, intelligent energy solutions for its downstream customers”.

“The Queensland Government’s commitment to 50% renewables by 2030 is delivering jobs and investment throughout the state. These partnerships mean those with the most relevant expertise are working on these projects and will further cement Redback’s vision to enable Australian households and businesses to be entirely powered by renewable energy all day, every day.”

Under the grant to Redback and the University of Queensland, three data scientists will be deployed to Redback with a core focus on making breakthroughs in data management, peer-to-peer energy trading schemes for sustainable cities, as well as knowledge management for microgrid data and micro-grid energy storage. They will be located at Redback’s headquarters on University of Queensland’s Long Pocket campus.

Queensland Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey told a recent Queensland Energy Storage Summit that the partnership between Energy Queensland and Redback would last three years with the aim of creating and deploying next generation monitoring solutions that would enable increased intelligence, safety and ultimately an increased volume of distributed renewables to be deployed on Queensland energy networks.


26-27 February 2020 | Hilton Brisbane

Connecting the region’s leading data analytics professionals to drive and inspire your future strategy

Leading the data analytics division has never been easy, but now the challenge is on to remain ahead of the competition and reap the massive rewards as a strategic executive.

Do you want to leverage data governance as an enabler?Are you working at driving AI/ML implementation?

Want to stay abreast of data privacy and AI ethics requirements? Are you working hard to push predictive analytics to the limits?

With so much to keep on top of in such a rapidly changing technology space, collaboration is key to success. You don't need to struggle alone, network and share your struggles as well as your tips for success at CDAO Brisbane.

Discover how your peers have tackled the very same issues you face daily. Network with over 140 of your peers and hear from the leading professionals in your industry. Leverage this community of data and analytics enthusiasts to advance your strategy to the next level.

Download the Agenda to find out more


Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



Recent Comments