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Jun
20
Tue
AUSTRALIAN ENERGY WEEK 2017 @ Pullman & Mecure Melbourne Albert Park
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

Australian Energy Week 2017

What is Australian Energy Week?

Australia’s energy industry is undergoing a significant transformation as the sector decarbonises, decentralises and digitalises, and as consumers become increasingly engaged and active. For energy industry stakeholders this is a time of significant challenge and opportunity that requires greater collaboration between industry, regulators, policy makers, suppliers and end-users.

The highly anticipated inaugural Australian Energy Week 2016 took place in June, drawing together just over 400 delegates, high level speakers and valued partners for a wide range of sessions, panels, networking opportunities and ultimately, a comprehensive learning experience. Attendees came from every part of the energy value chain, creating an unparalleled opportunity for all stakeholders to address the issues at hand and collaborate.

With hugely positive feedback (100% overall satisfaction based on our feedback forms!) and an ever changing energy landscape, the 2017 event is set build on the success of 2016 with more streams, more networking opportunities and greater industry representation an involvement.

The dates are set for 2017! Join us from 20-23 June 2017 in Melbourne for the 2nd annual Australian Energy Week – an opportunity to come together in one place to meet, learn and grow.

Jun
21
Wed
EEA 2017 CONFERENCE – WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

EEA 2017

EEA2017 : Electricity challenges : Industry solutions recognises that the industry faces many challenges, from new technology and evolving customer expectations to commercial and regulatory pressures. The electricity industry is rising to these challenges with innovation, leadership and robust engineering solutions.

Join 1,000 delegates and exhibitors in the heart of Wellington to hear best practice, the latest solutions and practical developments from New Zealand and overseas. From leading insight and real world case studies, find out how your industry peers are deploying smart technologies and innovation, and how these can be applied in your organisations.

Featuring international keynote speakers, discussion panels, over 65 technical papers, more than 100 exhibitors and daily networking events, the major annual event for the electricity supply industry will share expertise covering all sectors including generation, transmission, distribution and engineering.

The Conference also incorporates EEA awards for engineering, health and safety and professional development and has valuable insight for attendees from experienced practitioners to young engineers.

Join the event that delivers the way forward; EEA2017 : Electricity challenges : Industry solutions.

 

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Jul
11
Tue
28TH MINING ELECTRICAL SAFETY CONFERENCE – MESC
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day

Mine Electrical Safety Association

There has never been a better time to come and be part of a safety conference aimed at providing industry led presentations.

The conference program at the 28th MESC will feature technical presentations, innovation presentations and case studies giving you first hand knowledge of what is happening in the electrical sector of the Australian mining industry.

Industry led presentations on earthing, arc flash management, variable speed drive information, lightning controls, wireless systems are some of the topics to be presented as well as updates on Australian Standards.

This is a safety conference aimed at providing invaluable information from the industry for the industry. There will be the large exhibitor display showcasing the latest products and services available.

For more detail on the conference program please visit the conference website mesaqld.com.au

Register to attend the conference that is aimed at all those who are responsible for the management and safety of electrical equipment and systems within the mining industry.

Jul
18
Tue
AUSTRALIAN CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 2017 @ Hilton Sydney
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

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Hosted by the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s peak industry body, the summit briefs delegates on the latest policy, finance, business and technology developments impacting the renewable energy sector.

Who attends

The Australian Clean Energy Summit draws senior-level decision makers and key players from diverse sectors who are shaping the renewable energy landscape in Australia.

Why attend

The Australian Clean Energy Summit is Australia’s most prestigious clean energy event, annually gathering close to 400 delegates from nearly 200 organisations and four continents. It provides a platform for the industry to discuss policy with government, seek financing options for future projects and learn more about the industry’s outlook from domestic and international heads of industry.

With a packed program over two days, covering the timeliest topics for the industry, high-level networking at the Welcome Reception and VIP Drinks, and an entertaining Gala Dinner celebrating the best in the industry, the Australian Clean Energy Summit has something to offer everyone.

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Aug
15
Tue
ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATION OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES @ Rydges World Square
Aug 15 – Aug 16 all-day
ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATION  OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES @ Rydges World Square | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
CIDER is a conference for industry practitioners focusing on the integration of distributed energy resources into electricity distribution networks. The conference will concentrate on identifying cost-effective technical solutions to address the associated challenges and opportunities.
Scope & Topics
Presentations are invited covering the technical issues and cost impacts of integrating distributed energy resources (DER) into distribution systems, such as:
• Status and trends in DER in the Australasian, Pacific and South East Asian areas;
• Voltage control in LV and MV networks with high levels of DER;
• Energy storage at the distribution level;
• Inverters and dynamic devices and their interaction with the grid;
• Customer DER impacts;
• Protection of distribution systems with high levels of DER;
• The effects of DER on power quality;
• LV and MV statcoms;
• DER integration into isolated electricity systems;
• Microgrids;
• Distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS);
• Standards and standardisation;
• Benefits to utilities of DER;
• Case studies;
• Supporting technologies and infrastructure.
Conference Aims & Format
An objective of CIGRE Panel C6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation is to foster ongoing development of fundamental knowledge and skills in the following main areas:
• Dispersed energy resources connection and integration (PVs, energy storage, wind, hydro, geothermal, etc);
• Dispersed energy resources concepts in distribution systems operation and planning (microgrids and active distribution networks);
• Demand management and active customer integration;
• Rural electrification.
CIDER has been created as a practical conference focusing on the integration of DER in relation to distribution network connection. It aims to promote sharing of knowledge and best practice within the Asia Pacific region.
The conference will include a technical exhibition where delegates can have direct interaction with vendors and service providers during the session breaks. The conference will also include a social function and stand-up dinner on the Tuesday evening.
The format of the social event should provide a great opportunity for further industry networking.
Aug
23
Wed
17th Energy in Western Australia Conference @ Pan Pacific Hotel
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

17th Energy in Western Australia Conference

The Energy in WA Conference is the State’s premier energy event, offering excellent speaker programs and value for money since 1996.

The 2017 theme is The new energy cycle: Opportunity, Innovation & Change. Speakers will assess the state of play on a range of energy matters, such as fuels, technology, market and legislative developments, supply and security, emissions, and consumer trends while looking to the future. Delegates can look forward to thoughtful sector analysis and a “think tank”approach to panel discussions.

Proudly hosted by the Australian Institute of Energy (Perth branch) and the Department of Finance, Public Utilities Office (Government of Western Australia), the highly popular conference is organised by the local energy industry for the local energy industry.

Prominent state, national and international speakers are chosen to provide new perspectives on current events and topics relevant to the Western Australia energy sector.

The event provides excellent networking opportunities, with more than 200 participants attending the 2016 Conference.

For more information click here

Aug
24
Thu
NEW ZEALAND ELECTRICAL FORUM, AUCKLAND @ Novotel Hotel
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
NEW ZEALAND ELECTRICAL FORUM, AUCKLAND @ Novotel Hotel | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

This technical training forum will feature four practical workshops that will be of special interest to the electrical engineering community as regulators are demanding continual improvement in electrical design, maintenance and safety outcomes.

Workshop 1: Low Voltage & AS/NZS 3000 – Practical Electrical Wiring Standards
Workshop 2: Earthing and Power Quality – Problems and Solutions
Workshop 3: Practical Power System Protection for Engineers and Technicians
Workshop 4: High Voltage Electrical Substation and Switchyard Design + Practical Power Transformer Operation, Maintenance & Testing

What you will gain from this event:

  • Update your knowledge on best practice and find practical solutions to your electrical design, installation and maintenance issues
  • Learn how to meet the requirements of the AS/NZS 3000 wiring rules
  • Delve into the revisions to AS/NZS 3000 and how they will affect your business
  • Learn how optimal electrical design can improve production and reduce costs
  • Gain current information on earthing and HV substation design
  • Look at the types of power quality issues and how these impact on equipment operation
  • Discuss and learn the new LV testing techniques to achieve compliance to AS/NZS 3000
  • Learn the application of standards in earthing design
  • Network with specialists in the field and your peers

Discounts – Early bird and discounts are available.  Visit the website for more information or download the event brochure.

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Aug
30
Wed
HIGH VOLTAGE EARTHING WORKSHOP – MELBOURNE @ Rydges on Swanston
Aug 30 all-day
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The AS 2067:2016 High Voltage Standard provides minimum requirements for the design and installation of high voltages above 1kV (ac) so as to provide appropriate safety and performance over the assets entire life.
High voltage installations can range from a substation, auxiliary systems, interconnecting cables/lines and naturally the user’s facilities such a plant, factory, office facility and mine site. Equipment includes switchgear, transformers, converters, cables, lines, batteries, earthing systems, capacitors, reactors, buildings and structures.
Most sections of AS 2067 have changed and this workshop will focus on those changes related to earthing. The earthing section has being considerably amended and expanded to cover all industry sectors, including mining, which previously relied on AS/NZ 3007.
This workshop will work through the earthing changes in detail starting from why change was required, through what the changes really mean, and importantly, what each workshop participant should be changing or doing to meet the new obligations. Significant changes were also made to sections on access areas and protection against fire and explosions and these will be given a brief overview.
Who should attend:
• Substation engineers and technicians
• Generation, transmission engineers and technicians
• Electrical engineers, technicians and electricians
• maintenance engineers and asset managers
• plant, project and design engineers
• Industrial organisations with high HV electrical distribution
• Engineering and safety managers
• Government safety regulators/inspectors
• Network, protection and distribution engineers and technicians
• Risk assessors
• maintenance specialists
• Earthing specialists
And all other engineering professionals who have an interest in HV design, standards, installations, operations and maintenance.
Aug
31
Thu
HIGH VOLTAGE EARTHING WORKSHOP – HOBART @ Hotel Grand Chancellor
Aug 31 all-day

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The AS 2067:2016 High Voltage Standard provides minimum requirements for the design and installation of high voltages above 1kV (ac) so as to provide appropriate safety and performance over the assets entire life.

High voltage installations can range from a substation, auxiliary systems, interconnecting cables/lines and naturally the user’s facilities such a plant, factory, office facility and mine site. Equipment includes switchgear, transformers, converters, cables, lines, batteries, earthing systems, capacitors, reactors, buildings and structures.

Most sections of AS 2067 have changed and this workshop will focus on those changes related to earthing. The earthing section has being considerably amended and expanded to cover all industry sectors, including mining, which previously relied on AS/NZ 3007.

This workshop will work through the earthing changes in detail starting from why change was required, through what the changes really mean, and importantly, what each workshop participant should be changing or doing to meet the new obligations. Significant changes were also made to sections on access areas and protection against fire and explosions and these will be given a brief overview.
Who should attend:
• Substation engineers and technicians
• Generation, transmission engineers and technicians
• Electrical engineers, technicians and electricians
• maintenance engineers and asset managers
• plant, project and design engineers
• Industrial organisations with high HV electrical distribution
• Engineering and safety managers
• Government safety regulators/inspectors
• Network, protection and distribution engineers and technicians
• Risk assessors
• maintenance specialists
• Earthing specialists
And all other engineering professionals who have an interest in HV design, standards, installations, operations and maintenance.

For more on this workshop click here:

Sep
5
Tue
SOLAR-DIESEL HYBRID & BATTERY SYSTEMS CONFERENCE @ Mercure Hotel
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

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This event has been developed to build and accelerate the knowledge of industry employees and business owners on best practice when it comes to the design, installation and maintenance of renewable hybrid systems. The main goal of this conference is to help businesses take advantage of cleaner energy through improving the quality of their power generation systems. The event will have a technical focus, covering key design, implementation, and operational considerations for solar/diesel hybrid and battery systems including installation and maintenance. Also covered will be the hurdles encountered when introducing solar to an existing diesel power system, retrofitting, and the importance of maintaining consistent electricity.

The conference features a full day workshop on “Designing Stand-Alone Power Systems” presented by Glen Morris of SolarQuip, plus 8 x 45 minute presentations on the following topics:
• Building the Autonomous Grid
• Tipperary Station Case Study – Solar-Diesel Generator System in the Northern Territory
• Hybrid System Using Innovative Variable Speed Drive (VSD) Technology for Pumping Water
• Stand Alone Power Systems Incorporating Solar, Diesel and Vanadium Flow Batteries
• Innovative Solar/Wind-Diesel Hybrid Energy Systems
• Hybrid Systems: The Future of Energy Stability
• Remote Battery Based Power Systems
• Local WA Case Studies – Single Wire Earth Return, Electric Cars, Clouds and Solar Generation

For more information on this conference click here: