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Job opening for Graduate Engineer

Are you a graduate engineer? Do you get excited by the idea of amazing renewable energy projects, adventures in the Pacific islands, flexible work arrangements, and a fun and supportive team environment? Then ITP Renewables is the place for you! ITP is seeking a Graduate Engineer with skills in electrical engineering, data analysis, and technical writing, with experience in solar PV technology, CAD, and VBA/Python desirable, to join our Canberra team. The Graduate Engineer will work under the supervision of the Engineering Manager and provide assistance to the engineering team. Skills will be developed via on-the-job and formal training, with the intention that the Graduate Engineer will advance to a Project Engineer role in due course. The Graduate Engineer will participate in project work in Australia and abroad, but will be based in ITP’s Head Office in Canberra. Please send a resume and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and what you would bring to the role to itp-hr@itpau.com.au by 12:00 noon 7th December 2018, with “Position: Graduate Engineer” in the subject line. If you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact us at 02 6257 3511. You can also find out more and apply through our Seek ad.

Comparison of Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Options for Australia Report Released

On 30 October 2018, a landmark report on dispatchable renewable electricity options for Australia was publicly released. ITP Thermal was commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to undertake the report which compares technology combinations that are commercially available at large scale and finds Australia is 'spoilt for choice'. ITP Thermal Managing Director Dr Keith Lovegrove was the lead author of the report. In conjunction with the release, Keith presented at the Sydney branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) event in the evening of 30 October 2018 in Sydney. He was joined by co-authors from the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and ITK consulting (ITK). For more detail including access to levelised cost calculators see here

ITP Renewables wins two prizes at ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

ITP is proud and humbled to have taken out awards in two categories at the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on 27 September 2018. Our expertise in exporting knowledge and skills through projects in the Pacific, Africa, India and elsewhere comes off the back of a decade of hard work by the ITP team and our incredible partners in the many countries in which we work. The two categories we won were: Minerals, Energy & Related Services and Export to Asia. ITP was the only company to receive more than more award, and will be proceeding to the 56th Australian Export Awards National in the category of Minerals, Energy & Related Services. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards' website

ITP Renewables’ Frontier Fund shortlisted by the Green Climate Fund

Out of 360 proposals submitted globally in August 2017, ITP Renewables' Frontier Fund has been shortlisted for consideration by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive. The Frontier Fund is the only proposal shortlisted by the GCF that focuses exclusively on the Pacific islands. The Frontier Fund is designed as a long-term fund (20+ years) to work closely and flexibly with Pacific island energy companies and government organisations to develop reliable and affordable renewable energy and energy infrastructure solutions for the long-term benefit of the people of the Pacific, reducing their significant dependence on expensive oil imports and reducing CO2 emissions.

Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Project

ITP is delighted to have received funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia to develop an Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Tool. A lack of detailed analysis and absence of user-friendly tools to guide policy makers, regulators and investors is exacerbating investment and regulatory uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. Modelling work to date has not examined, in detail, the lowest cost transition pathways and the optimal integration strategy for large shares of variable generation (e.g. wind and solar); storage (e.g. thermal, battery and hydro); energy efficiency and demand side management into the NEM. There are gaps in our understanding of how the existing generation fleet might evolve over time and what integration difficulties and solutions may arise. To tackle this problem, we are developing a modelling tool that will, for the first time, allow all stakeholders, including decision makers, energy system planners, regulators and project developers to freely undertake extensive scenario modelling that will provide insights into potential pathways for the evolution of the NEM from the present day to a low-carbon power system. For more detail click here.

ITP launch new website

To keep up to date with current trends and new developments in our business, ITP is rebranding! With the recent launch of our ARENA-funded NEM modelling project, we have created a dedicated Analytics Division. This new division specialises in distilling large datasets into meaningful information, and providing tools to our clients to inform decisions and simplify complexity. We are also unveiling our new website, which includes a much more extensive list of projects and staff profiles, making it easier for visitors to understand what we do and who we are. Finally, our logo is being tweaked to keep it as fresh and dynamic as we are!

ITP finalists for the ACT export awards

ITP is proud to once again have been shortlisted in the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. This year we are finalists in three categories: Exporting to Asia, Environmental Solutions, and Minerals, Energy & Related Services. We are honoured for the recognition of our achievements and the results of a decade of hard work in the Pacific, India, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards’ website.

National Arboretum Canberra Off-Grid Photovoltaic System

The iconic National Arboretum in Canberra features 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around the world. Tens of thousands of trees grow across the 250 hectare site, making it one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Although in the heart of the city, extending the electricity grid to the Arboretum’s works depot was expensive compared to an off-grid system, so ITP Renewables was commissioned to design, supply, install and commission a solar and battery system more typically associated with remote locations. The system comprises of:
  • 30 kWp solar PV system is mounted on two carport structures with six PV inverters
  • An 80 kWh lithium-ion battery with three off-grid inverters housed in a 20-foot shipping container
  • A 10 kW diesel generator to provide back-up power for up to 1% of the year
  • performance monitoring, logging and visualisation
Additional benefits are 24 hour power to the site, a quiet work yard with the removal of the daytime generator and significant cost savings on diesel. The system was opened by Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability in 2017.

Kiritimati Island Energy Sector Programme opening

It was a big moment for our friends in Kiribati last week with the opening of the new PV/Diesel hybrid power station and overhead power network on Kiritimati Island. The Kiritimati Island Energy Sector Programme (KIESP) is jointly funded by the European Commission - Development & Cooperation - EuropeAid and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and implemented by the Government of Kiribati's Ministry of Line and Phoenix Islands Development. ITP Renewables has managed the program since 2015 and worked alongside partners through initial program design, specification, technical evaluation, supervision, delivery and ongoing MSQA works. For more information see our project page. 

ITP Engineer wins high commendation for Young Professional Engineer of the Year

ITP Renewables would like to congratulate our engineer Clara Mazzone for receiving a High Commendation from Engineers Australia for Young Professional Engineer of the Year (ACT). The award recognises an engineer whose work provides a contribution to the well-being of people and communities, resourcefulness in planning and in solution of design problems, pioneering in the use of materials and methods, use of sustainable engineering practice and innovative design, construction and aesthetic value.

ITP wins high commendation for 'Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity'

ITP Renewables was honoured to take home the High Commendation for 'Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity' from this years Women in Engineering Winter Gala Gender Diversity Awards. With around a third of our engineers on staff being women it is well above an average engineering workplace.

Battery Testing Facility Phase 2 launch

It was great to have Shane Rattenbury MLA open the second phase of ITP Renewables battery testing lab at Canberra Institute of Technology. We're expanding to include 10 new batteries thanks to the continued support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Independent testing and shared knowledge of product performance will benefit not only consumers, but policy makers and the whole energy sector as this enabling technology converges. Check out the real time results, public reports and take a virtual tour of the facility at the Battery Test Centre Website.

Job opening for Graduate Engineer

Are you a graduate engineer? Do you get excited by the idea of amazing renewable energy projects, adventures in the Pacific islands, flexible work arrangements, and a fun and supportive team environment? Then ITP Renewables is the place for you! ITP is seeking a Graduate Engineer with skills in electrical engineering, data analysis, and technical writing, with experience in solar PV technology, CAD, and VBA/Python desirable, to join our Canberra team. The Graduate Engineer will work under the supervision of the Engineering Manager and provide assistance to the engineering team. Skills will be developed via on-the-job and formal training, with the intention that the Graduate Engineer will advance to a Project Engineer role in due course. The Graduate Engineer will participate in project work in Australia and abroad, but will be based in ITP’s Head Office in Canberra. Please send a resume and a cover letter describing your relevant experience and what you would bring to the role to itp-hr@itpau.com.au by 12:00 noon 7th December 2018, with “Position: Graduate Engineer” in the subject line. If you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact us at 02 6257 3511. You can also find out more and apply through our Seek ad.

Comparison of Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Options for Australia Report Released

On 30 October 2018, a landmark report on dispatchable renewable electricity options for Australia was publicly released. ITP Thermal was commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to undertake the report which compares technology combinations that are commercially available at large scale and finds Australia is 'spoilt for choice'. ITP Thermal Managing Director Dr Keith Lovegrove was the lead author of the report. In conjunction with the release, Keith presented at the Sydney branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) event in the evening of 30 October 2018 in Sydney. He was joined by co-authors from the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and ITK consulting (ITK). For more detail including access to levelised cost calculators see here

ITP Renewables wins two prizes at ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

ITP is proud and humbled to have taken out awards in two categories at the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on 27 September 2018. Our expertise in exporting knowledge and skills through projects in the Pacific, Africa, India and elsewhere comes off the back of a decade of hard work by the ITP team and our incredible partners in the many countries in which we work. The two categories we won were: Minerals, Energy & Related Services and Export to Asia. ITP was the only company to receive more than more award, and will be proceeding to the 56th Australian Export Awards National in the category of Minerals, Energy & Related Services. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards' website

ITP Renewables’ Frontier Fund shortlisted by the Green Climate Fund

Out of 360 proposals submitted globally in August 2017, ITP Renewables' Frontier Fund has been shortlisted for consideration by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive. The Frontier Fund is the only proposal shortlisted by the GCF that focuses exclusively on the Pacific islands. The Frontier Fund is designed as a long-term fund (20+ years) to work closely and flexibly with Pacific island energy companies and government organisations to develop reliable and affordable renewable energy and energy infrastructure solutions for the long-term benefit of the people of the Pacific, reducing their significant dependence on expensive oil imports and reducing CO2 emissions.

Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Project

ITP is delighted to have received funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia to develop an Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Tool. A lack of detailed analysis and absence of user-friendly tools to guide policy makers, regulators and investors is exacerbating investment and regulatory uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. Modelling work to date has not examined, in detail, the lowest cost transition pathways and the optimal integration strategy for large shares of variable generation (e.g. wind and solar); storage (e.g. thermal, battery and hydro); energy efficiency and demand side management into the NEM. There are gaps in our understanding of how the existing generation fleet might evolve over time and what integration difficulties and solutions may arise. To tackle this problem, we are developing a modelling tool that will, for the first time, allow all stakeholders, including decision makers, energy system planners, regulators and project developers to freely undertake extensive scenario modelling that will provide insights into potential pathways for the evolution of the NEM from the present day to a low-carbon power system. For more detail click here.

ITP launch new website

To keep up to date with current trends and new developments in our business, ITP is rebranding! With the recent launch of our ARENA-funded NEM modelling project, we have created a dedicated Analytics Division. This new division specialises in distilling large datasets into meaningful information, and providing tools to our clients to inform decisions and simplify complexity. We are also unveiling our new website, which includes a much more extensive list of projects and staff profiles, making it easier for visitors to understand what we do and who we are. Finally, our logo is being tweaked to keep it as fresh and dynamic as we are!

ITP finalists for the ACT export awards

ITP is proud to once again have been shortlisted in the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. This year we are finalists in three categories: Exporting to Asia, Environmental Solutions, and Minerals, Energy & Related Services. We are honoured for the recognition of our achievements and the results of a decade of hard work in the Pacific, India, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards’ website.

National Arboretum Canberra Off-Grid Photovoltaic System

The iconic National Arboretum in Canberra features 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around the world. Tens of thousands of trees grow across the 250 hectare site, making it one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Although in the heart of the city, extending the electricity grid to the Arboretum’s works depot was expensive compared to an off-grid system, so ITP Renewables was commissioned to design, supply, install and commission a solar and battery system more typically associated with remote locations. The system comprises of:
  • 30 kWp solar PV system is mounted on two carport structures with six PV inverters
  • An 80 kWh lithium-ion battery with three off-grid inverters housed in a 20-foot shipping container
  • A 10 kW diesel generator to provide back-up power for up to 1% of the year
  • performance monitoring, logging and visualisation
Additional benefits are 24 hour power to the site, a quiet work yard with the removal of the daytime generator and significant cost savings on diesel. The system was opened by Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability in 2017.

Kiritimati Island Energy Sector Programme opening

It was a big moment for our friends in Kiribati last week with the opening of the new PV/Diesel hybrid power station and overhead power network on Kiritimati Island. The Kiritimati Island Energy Sector Programme (KIESP) is jointly funded by the European Commission - Development & Cooperation - EuropeAid and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and implemented by the Government of Kiribati's Ministry of Line and Phoenix Islands Development. ITP Renewables has managed the program since 2015 and worked alongside partners through initial program design, specification, technical evaluation, supervision, delivery and ongoing MSQA works. For more information see our project page. 

ITP Engineer wins high commendation for Young Professional Engineer of the Year

ITP Renewables would like to congratulate our engineer Clara Mazzone for receiving a High Commendation from Engineers Australia for Young Professional Engineer of the Year (ACT). The award recognises an engineer whose work provides a contribution to the well-being of people and communities, resourcefulness in planning and in solution of design problems, pioneering in the use of materials and methods, use of sustainable engineering practice and innovative design, construction and aesthetic value.

ITP wins high commendation for 'Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity'

ITP Renewables was honoured to take home the High Commendation for 'Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity' from this years Women in Engineering Winter Gala Gender Diversity Awards. With around a third of our engineers on staff being women it is well above an average engineering workplace.

Battery Testing Facility Phase 2 launch

It was great to have Shane Rattenbury MLA open the second phase of ITP Renewables battery testing lab at Canberra Institute of Technology. We're expanding to include 10 new batteries thanks to the continued support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Independent testing and shared knowledge of product performance will benefit not only consumers, but policy makers and the whole energy sector as this enabling technology converges. Check out the real time results, public reports and take a virtual tour of the facility at the Battery Test Centre Website.