The electricity sector is undergoing a massive transformation and Yurika is developing solutions to enable projects across the National Energy Market. 

Since forming in 2016 Yurika’s high voltage energy and infrastructure business has designed, constructed and managed more than $3.5billlion worth of work across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory. The business has connected an impressive 1.8GW of wind energy and 1GW of solar energy. They have also delivered a number of battery energy storage systems on behalf of several energy providers and are contracted to support ongoing connections in excess of 1.65GW of battery energy. In total, this is equivalent energy to power around 270 million Australian households for a year.

“We’re trusted by government agencies, national and multinational companies to come up with solutions that will enable them to integrate a range of renewable generation projects into the grid,” Executive General Manager, Belinda Watton said.

“It’s been a whirlwind of activity and, while it’s been challenging trying to keep pace with our customer’s appetite for growth and that’s why capability has become our mantra.”

Belinda said projects included installation and connection of high voltage transmission lines and substations for the Clarke Creek wind farm, MacIntyre, Wellington North and Wunghnu solar farms. It also included substation and electrical infrastructure work for Wambo wind farm, design and installation of network connected batteries for Ergon Energy Network, as well as construction of Queensland Electric Super-Highway EV charging network.

Yurika also has a key role in maintaining Queensland’s transmission infrastructure as a provider for Powerlink Queensland.

“We are witnessing the largest growth in the electricity sector in more than a century,” Belinda said.

“The Queensland Government has committed to 70% renewable energy by 2032 as part of its $62Billion Energy and Jobs Plan – and that’s just in Queensland.

As part of a collaboration with Ausgrid and the Upper Hunter region, Yurika has also helped design and plan for a microgrid trial of generation, storage and new technologies to deliver more resilient, reliable local power supply to communities in that region of New South Wales.

“The work we are doing right across the NEM requires an incredibly broad portfolio of skills and that means we need to attract and retain expert engineers, technicians and field workers to consistently deliver for our customers.”

“Yurika has also expanded its offerings in data infrastructure, integration and electrical hardware because that’s what the market is demanding – greater integration of products and services to meet customers’ needs.”

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