Monday, 25 August 2014

The Wind Energy Services to Keep in Mind for Developing Wind Farms

The sector of wind energy is experiencing unexpected growth all over the world including Australia. Australia is a country where wind energy is highly ranked in Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index.  In fact, Large-scale Renewable Energy Target produces a financial motivation for growth and establishment of renewable energy power stations inspiring the main activity all over the board. With substantial wind resources, consistent environmental policy and extensive land areas, proper conditions exist in the country for the sector of wind energy to strengthen and expand.

For fulfilling its potential, the sector of wind power needs continued diligence in choosing and developing proper land areas with reliable resources, apt availability of equipment, wind turbine technology and controllable and safe power.

If you own a business in Victoria and its planning involves wind power generation for exporting energy at any distribution or for the transmission level in the country, you first need to realize the opportunity of your wind farm. While assessing this, you need to keep in your mind that there are a few services which would be of great value for your business. Mentioned below are those services:
  • Finding a site and acquiring wind farm prospects
  • Optimisation and design of wind farm
  • Wind farm planning approval in Victoria 
  • Visual evaluation of the wind turbine projects
  • Data analysis and monitoring of wind 
  • Assessment of noise of the wind energy projects 
  • Energy yield reporting, calculation and assessment 
  • Wind farms construction management 
  • Intervention of the environmental issues with regards to wind energy 
  • Market entry in the wind sector of Australia and forming partnerships within the country 
  • Capability statement for wind farm development 
  • Training of the staffs on wind power 
  • Shadow flicker evaluation of the wind farm

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas-A Valuable Energy Source for Sewage Treatment Plants

Anaerobic Digestion is a method where microbes break down the organic wastes when oxygen is not present. The procedure is mainly used for domestic and industrial purposes to produce fuels and manage wastes. It usually occurs in soils, oceanic basin sediments and lake and is used for treating sewage sludge and biodegradable waste. It can lessen emission of the landfill gas into atmosphere.

Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes is an important source of energy for food businesses, farms and sewage treatment plants. It is used widely as a renewable source of energy and produces biogas that consist carbon dioxide, methane and some other contaminant gases.

After all generation of biogas in recent years has received great attention in the country of Australia. It is being largely used for electricity generation and heating. In fact a number of projects that have been initiated in Australia want to learn about the issues which need to be considered for improving the reliability of the electrical system.  Many of these projects have called for exploring the possibility of generation in biogas in Victoria at the waste water treatment plant as one of their criteria towards producing a final feasibility report.

Biogas projects usually work well where a consistent demand of electricity exists at site where waste is collected or created like food manufacturing plants or livestock farms. Sewage treatment plants may even supplement their power supply and reduce greenhouse emissions via lagoon cover technology and digesters.

Friday, 1 August 2014

How to Prepare a Grant Application in Victoria?

Preparing a grant application in Victoria is not a magic. There are some important things which you need to follow and you will be able to prepare the grant application. 

  1. Before looking for government funding opportunities, ensure you know the type of project you are willing to do, what is the kind of grant you require and what is the reason for which you are looking to it. Answer these questions first and you will see everything getting much easier in the process.

  2. No matter what kind of grant it is, whether an energy efficient grant in Victoria or something else, you should first check the list, which includes the government grants available in Victoria. Look at the newspapers, community websites and newsletters of various organizations as they publish information about these kinds of grants. Also pay a close attention to the social networking sites.

  3. You should customize the grant application keeping in mind the guidelines of the organization. It is definitely very frustrating to get the application completed half and then find that the project doesn’t match with guidelines and that you do not have the right information for completing the submission. You may find some grants in Victoria that only accept submission from certain organizations. In that case, you need to find the organization that will be able to assist you in preparing the application.

  4. Discuss with the funding agency that is running the state or federal based grant funding schemes to offer some tips on your needs. You can also discuss about it with people or agencies that have got the funding. 

  5. While preparing the application, there are a few things which you should keep in your mind. Avoid using jargons, use simple sentences, provide relevant and supporting materials, proofread the application before submission, structure it well and keep a Xerox of the entire set before submitting.

  6. After submitting the application, call the organization to ensure whether they received it and if all was fine.