Launceston-based Definium Technologies is one of three companies to receive funding from the first round of the Gillard Labor Government’s $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Fund. The $134,135 grant will help the company develop technology aimed at reducing the cost of power in commercial buildings.
The Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, and Federal Member for Bass Geoff Lyons, congratulated the company on developing innovative technology that will assist companies as Australia moves toward a clean energy future.
“Tasmania is leading the way in the clean energy race with around 40 per cent of Australia’s renewable energy generated in the State,” Mr Combet said.
“This grant will help Tasmania keep its edge in the clean energy economy and shows how with simple steps and smart, affordable technology you can drive down power costs, save money and reduce carbon emissions.”
“Definium have created an innovative energy monitoring and management system called the Mediator. It’s designed to allow users of commercial buildings and facilities to better understand and identify their energy usage,” said Mr Lyons.
“This system will be able to read and control separate systems in a building – such as heating and cooling, lighting, ventilation, alarms, refrigeration and monitoring – and can be linked to Mediators at other sites.
“The system will allow for more efficient optimisation or load reduction, turning equipment down or off when required and therefore saving greenhouse gas emissions.”
The $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program is an important part of the Gillard Labor Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future and will help create new business opportunities, new industries and new jobs.