Welcome to the Victorian Vernier Society Inc.
The Victorian Vernier Society seeks to inform the wider community about the value of engineering and manufacturing in Australia.
The Vernier Foundation has been formed to promote and attract the interest of young people to engineering and assist in their training and education.
Membership is open to individuals and organisations who care passionately about the future of manufacturing in Australia.
Before his election, Anthony Albanese made encouraging statements about manufacturing. “We need to make more things in Australia … have advanced manufacturing … boost vital skills by investing in education and training … and supercharge productivity”. At that point I was enthusiastic; this new government will make rejuvenating manufacturing a real and successful project. But […]
Pearls and Irritations Dr JOHN WHITE, PETER FARLEY, DAVID GILLETT, CHRIS STOLTZ. The establishment of the Australian Public Service (APS) Review Panel is a powerful opportunity to examine the state of play of project development at the federal government level and kick-start a positive step change in performance. This will apply pressure to state governments […]
On the 25th of May at 1:45pm Queensland Coal and gas were generating about 5,300 MW out of a total of 7,500 MW. Then Unit 2 at Callide C exploded taking 400 MW of generation off the Queensland grid. Immediately its twin also disconnected, whether due to damage or safety reasons is not clear. However […]
After seeing all the commentary about the risks of power shortages when Yallourn closes, let’s examine the numbers. Victoria and South Australia currently have a significant excess power generation capacity. In the last six months Victoria’s net exports were 2,300 GWh, roughly 40% the output of Yallourn while its gas plants only ran at 5% […]