AUSTRALIAN UTILITY WEEK 2018 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day


Digital First: Accelerating Digital Transformation in Water and Energy
Australian Utiity Week is the leading digital utility expo in the region and it’s an annual meeting place for stakeholders of all levels from the entire utility supply chain; from the thought leaders in the digital utility – CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, Heads of  Analytics, AMI, CIS and Communication Networks, to engineers, energy traders and graduates. No matter what your role is in the utility sector, Australian Utility Week has something for you.

This year, it’s taking place on 21-22 November 2018 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is now in its 16th year and will attract 2000+ utility professionals from the electricity, gas and water sectors. It’s the largest event of its kind in Australasia region and the only event that focuses exclusively on digital and customer facing innovations.

As the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community, we focus on regional and global developments in Smart Grids, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Storage, Field Services, Energy Services & Efficiency, Intelligent Buildings, Big Data Analytics, Asset Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas, Smart Water, Operational Excellence and Customer Engagement.

Innovation underlines every element of the show with a special focus on connecting people from all levels of the utility value chain from technology giants to start-ups and from senior-level experts to young talent.

Network with your like-minded peers, see innovative products and services and gain a better understanding of the current and future issues affecting the industry. You will learn how to create innovative roadmaps that limit the risk while boosting value from digital tools and strategies.

New topics cater to the market needs include:

  • Critical Infrastructure Grid Security
  • AMI Integrated Digital Water Meters
  • Energy Efficiency & DR Programs
  • Smart Space Networks and Controls
  • Storage Services & Virtual Power Plants
  • Smart Grid Enabled EV Infrastructure
  • Developing IoT-Connected Smart Meters
  • Artificial Intelligence on Cyber Security
  • EV Charging Platforms and Controls
  • Automation, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Services for the C&I Market
  • Digital Personalisation for Customers
  • Mobile Workers and Real Time Operations
  • Drones & Robotics for T&D Applications
  • Building Digital Utility Cloud Services
  • GIS-Integrated Work Management
  • Digital Touchpoints for Improved Experience
  • Solar Energy Solutions for Water Utilities

* APT Publications READERS receive a 25% DISCOUNT to attend as a delegate – quote APT on the Australian Utility Week Website when registering!


Visit the Australian Utility Week Conference website for more information:


DOWN TO EARTH CONFERENCE 2018 @ Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day


DTEC is the premier Earthing Conference in the Oceanic region and provides opportunities for:

• Earthing specialists to present their recent experiences and the latest advances.
• Electrical contractors to share installation, maintenance and testing practices.
• Engineers to publish peer-reviewed technical papers.
• Asset owners, regulators, educators, and interested engineers to increase awareness of issues significant in the field and discuss how they are being handled.
• Earthing practitioners, past earthing course attendees and people new to the field to get together and share experiences.
• Suppliers and consultants to showcase their capabilities and products.

The technical programme will consist of three components:

• Presentation of peer reviewed technical papers addressing recent advances in earthing related fields. Suitably accepted papers will be published in IEEE Explore, as well as the Conference Proceedings.
• Presentations using a less formal approach to cover recent experiences such as technically challenging installations/designs, applications of tools/methods, report on any incidents of wider interest, provide updates on research topics, and introduce any new tools/materials.
• Shorter case study presentations covering recent experience or application of techniques.

The conference will include presentations covering the following topic areas:

• Compliance   • Analysis   • Protection   • Interference
• Construction   • Testing   • Lightning   • Risk

The 2018 Down to Earth Conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for earthing and lightning protection engineers to catch up with industry developments in the area of design, installation and testing.

It also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues in the same field and equipment suppliers who provide the tools needed to realise a design.

Sponsoring and exhibiting at DTEC will provide your organisation with an opportunity to access the people who will be specifying the earthing and lightning protection for their next project and policies.


NSW ANNUAL ELECTRIC ENERGY CONFERENCE 2018 @ Dockside Conference Centre, Sydney
Nov 27 all-day



NSW Annual Electric Energy Conference 2018 Call for Papers

The NSW 2018 conference has the theme – “Adapting to the major changes reshaping the electric energy industry“.

The conference will cover many of the key issues impacting the electric energy and associated businesses in the short to medium term and the opportunities that available for existing and new players.

In putting together the conference program, we have focussed on the subject areas that we believe are most relevant to people working in the many businesses in the electric energy industry.

The EESA NSW Annual Electric Energy Conference will again be held at the Dockside Conference Centre – on the Balcony level at Cockle Bay Wharf. This conference centre has great facilities, is centrally located in Sydney, allows easy access from public transport and there is plenty of parking available close by.

All the conference sessions will be streamed live and thus remote participants will be able to view the sessions live online and also ask questions of the presenters online via the session chair. There is also ample opportunity to learn from and network with your peers and the many exhibitors in a relaxed setting.

We are calling for people to present papers in 3 of the conference sessions with the following themes

  • Session 1 – The “Internet of Things”, “smart houses”, “smart grids” and more – examples of the clever use of smart technologies across the electric energy area.
  • Session 2 – “Microgrids, new types of generation and storage developments – what is the experience of businesses in these areas?”
  • Session 3 – “The changing role of engineers across the electric energy area – and the new skills required for success”


Submission of Abstract:

Monday 9th April

Notification of acceptance of abstract:

Monday 30th April

Paper presentations (in powerpoint format) due:

Monday 22nd October

If you are interested in giving a paper which would fit into the topics above, you should submit an abstract of up to 200 words to Jeff Allen – EESA NSW/ACT Chapter Chair (email by Monday 9th April 2018. If you would like to discuss whether the proposed paper would be relevant then email Jeff with the outline of the proposed paper and he will call you to discuss.  A brief biography of the author/presenter (say 100 words) should also be included. Note that the sessions will allow about 15 mins for the presentation and about 5 mins for questions and answers (with more time to discuss issues during the breaks between sessions or the networking event after the conference).

Upon acceptance of their paper, presenters will be required to register to attend the conference. A discounted rate will be offered to presenters for the conference. We look forward to your submission for NSW Annual Electric Energy Conference 2018.

Jeff Allen

EESA NSW/ACT Chapter Chair

Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference @ Swissotel Sydney
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day
Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference @ Swissotel Sydney

As Australia’s energy transition continues on the back of lowering costs and consistent technological efficiencies, Renewable Generation is set to supply 29% of our electricity needs by 2020 should the industry maintain its current rate of development. As the penetration of renewables increases however, so does the need for large scale storage and the stability it provides.

While this transition has opened the door for new storage technologies such as South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve, PHES accounts for over 95% of all energy storage capacity worldwide, arguably due to its longevity, reliability, and potential for scale – making it the clear solution to Australia’s looming storage needs.

It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the 3rd annual Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference, held 25-26 February 2019at the Swissotel Sydney.

Join us for a unique shared learning and networking opportunity; bringing together industry leaders, government representatives and key experts for a comprehensive 2-days of in depth case studies and project updates alongside energy market and investment analysis, commentary on policy and regulation, and discussion on the state of the industry and future opportunities.

For more information visit the Event Website

SEAPAC19 @ The STAR Sydney
Mar 19 – Mar 20 all-day


SEAPAC in now in its 7th edition and has become the go to regional conference on protection, automation and control. Since its inception in 2007 it has continued to grow and attract professional presentations addressing contemporary issues.

The South East Asia Protection, Automation and Control conference (SEAPAC) is hosted by the CIGRE Australia B5 Panel. The conference features a wide range of subjects, from traditional protection issues through to evolving technology deployment. Typically some 30-40 papers are presented, with several opportunities for open forum questions to be put to the authors from the audience.

The conference provides a unique opportunity to discuss technical issues and challenges in this space with professionals and experts who have real world hands on

In 2017 , the conference saw:
• 140 delegates
• 17 Exhibitors & Sponsors
• 37 papers

A successful history

In the past ten years the biennial SEAPAC has come to be known as the go-to event for industry experts seeking the latest technical expertise, collaboration and networking on protection, automation and control practices. This year’s conference in Sydney will continue to deliver on this expectation and feature technical presentations, with utilities, suppliers, consultants and education organisations all key contributors. We are expecting this popular event to continue to deliver the know-how and lively discussion  attendees have become familiar with.

Who should attend

Protection engineers and technicians, telecommunication and network specialists and SCADA system specialists, as well as operations and maintenance staff.

Exhibitors and sponsors

Sponsors and exhibitors have supported this event well, as they have found a high number of leading technical experts in attendance across a wide range of the industry organisations, including the major Australian utilities. A range of sponsorship and exhibition options will be available.
Following delegate feedback, we are maintaining the same format as in 2017 including the informal ‘stand up’ networking dinner on the ƒrst night. This ‘dinner’ is held within the exhibition space, providing delegates direct access to sponsors and exhibitors for the entire evening.

For more information on the event visit the CIGRE Website

TechCon® Aus-NZ 2019 Conference & Exhibition @ Hyatt Regency Hotel
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day


Wilson Transformer Company together with TJ|H2b Analytical Services is proud to host TechCon® Aus-NZ 2019 the industry’s annual pre-eminent conference and exhibition. TechCon® Aus-NZ 2019 is renowned for its international content, bringing experts from across the globe as well as speakers from around Australia to share their knowledge and experiences.

The theme of  “Life-management of High Voltage & Medium Voltage power equipment” provides the centrepiece idea from which the conference will be built.

TechCon® Aus-NZ program will feature presenters who address the issues that impact our industry ranging from practical case studies to the latest research on asset management strategies for the ageing electrical grid infrastructure.

The 20th annual TechCon® Aus–NZ Conference and Exhibition is returning to Sydney.  The conference will address the challenges faced by our dynamic industry, and explore trends and shifts that impact us all. The program features presenters who address the issues that impact our industry ranging from practical case studies to the latest research on asset management strategies for the ageing electrical grid infrastructure. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in the Panel sessions that will be held on both days.

We invite delegates to:

  • Learn about all aspects of HV and MV power equipment from specification and design to manufacturing, maintenance, diagnostic testing, end of life assessment and failure analysis.
  • Listen to real-life case studies with practical solutions.
  • Engage with world class speakers, industry contacts and like-minded professionals.
  • Use methods and tools presented to better manage your high voltage and medium voltage assets.
  • Be exposed to new and innovative products on display throughout the trade exhibition.

Who should attend:

Electrical engineers /  Engineering graduates/ Project & Asset managers /Maintenance managers/ Business Development managers / Consultants / Procurement specialists / Electrical equipment suppliers / Service providers and manufacturers.

For more information visit the Conference Website.

Power Australia Conference & Expo @ International Convention Centre Sydney
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day
Power Australia Conference & Expo @ International Convention Centre Sydney
Power Australia 2019 – The Proper Energy Mix for the Next Ten Years and the Impact on Costs to the Consumer

Following the success of the inaugural event, Power Australia Conference & Exhibition will be back in 2019 and will take place at the ICC Sydney from April 10 – 11 2019.

Power Australia is the first industry event to focus on solutions and strategies across the entire electricity value chain.  With the traditional industry silos disappearing industry executives from all segments of the industry must adopt a “whole of system” approach to meet the unique challenges facing the electric power market in Australia.

The industry is at a critical point in its transformation as the transition from traditional fossil fuels to renewable technology as well as to distributed generation and microgrids continues.  The complexities of the fast developing generation, distribution and consumption convergence is changing the industry beyond recognition.

In 2018, the Power Australia Conference was extraordinarily well received bringing together a renowned group of top executive speakers from Australia and around the world.  The products displayed in our exhibition attracted top level executives and power engineers from across the spectrum looking for the latest technology and solutions for the industry. The conference addressed the convergence underway between the power generation and transmission & distribution sectors, driven by digitalization, decarbonization, decentratization and electrification.

In 2019 Power Australia will expand on these themes, addressing the creation of advanced solutions across the entire electricity value network that has the end use customer as a central focus.

For more information visit the Conference Website

Australian Energy Week 2019 @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day


Australian Energy Week is the annual meeting place for stakeholders of all levels from the entire energy supply chain. From CEOs to new graduates, energy traders to engineers. And everyone in between. So no matter what your role in the sector – Australian Energy Week has something for you.

Each year it brings together over 500 representatives from over 200 organisations. In 2019 this is set to grow with the addition of the Electrical Engineering Forum.

It’s an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the leaders of the energy industry, network with your peers and get invaluable market, technology and policy insights.

Streams and options to choose from for the 2019 event:


For more information visit the Event Website

EEA 2019 Conference & Trade Exhibition @ SkyCity Convention Centre Auckland
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day
EEA 2019 Conference & Trade Exhibition @ SkyCity Convention Centre Auckland

The EEA Conference and Trade Exhibition is New Zealand’s largest power industry event bringing together national and international experts on engineering, technology and innovation platforms that are reshaping our industry.

The landscape for the energy sector is on the cusp of major changes lead by emerging technology, big data, customer initiatives, new asset management practices, and evolving business and regulatory models.

In 2018, over 700 delegates and exhibitors gathered in the heart of Auckland to hear engaging presentations, interactive panel discussions and papers from engineering, safety and innovation leaders, while networking with other industry professionals.

The 2018 Trade Exhibition attracted leading companies and individuals from around New Zealand, Australia and the world to take part as exhibitors, speakers and attendees. It is a great opportunity for companies to profile their services and products and to engage with delegates looking for ways to enable their businesses to meet the challenges of change.

The conference programme offered a diverse range of strategic and technical sessions on technology, innovation, best practice, case studies, solutions and practical developments from New Zealand and overseas generation, network , engineering and safety practitioners.

In 2019 we are back in Auckland over the dates 25 to 27 June 2019 at the SkyCity Convention Centre. Place these dates into your diaries now.

Exhibition Interest

If you are interested in exhibiting at the EEA 2019 Conference, please send us an email to to be added to our mailing list.

Call for Papers

Will be open towards the end of November 2018 and will close on 22 February 2019.

For more information visit the EEA NZ website