7th Residential Energy Storage Forum – Live Webcast
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day


7th Residential Energy Storage Forum

Why download this Programme Now?

  • Gain invaluable insights from 14 utilities including AGL Energy, Horizon Power, SA Power Networks, AusNet Services, Momentum Energy, Energy Queensland, Synergy, Western Power, Evoenergy and more!
  • Tap into a diverse range of knowledge sharing opportunities with over 30 well-researched topics, 2 lively panel discussions and 2 Pre-Forum Masterclasses
  • Brand new topics on Virtual Power Plants, Blockchain, EV Chargers, Dynamic Export Limits and Value-Stacking of Residential Energy Storage revenue streams
  • Meet and network with 25+ end-users
  • Last but not least, find an exclusive early bird offer waiting for you inside

For more information and to download the Program visit the Event Website

PPA 29th Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition @ College of Micronesia Gymnasium in Pohnpei
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

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The PPA Secretariat is pleased to provide you with the summary information on next year’s 29thAnnual PPA Conference and Trade Exhibition which will be hosted by Pohnpei Utilities Corporation (PUC) in Kolonia, Pohnpei.

The PPA Conference brings together the major players in the electricity industry in the Pacific Islands, the Private Sector and Development Partners to discuss the latest trends, technology and developments in the industry through technical presentations, panel discussions and a Trade Exhibition of products and services by our Allied Members.

Each year the conference gains more participants and it is the largest energy conference in the region, focusing on all aspects of electricity in the Pacific Islands. The 28th Conference held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, was attended by 278 delegates with 45 trade booth displays.


This year’s conference will be held at the College of Micronesia Gymnasium in Kolonia, Pohnpei, from 6-10 July 2020. This will be the second will be the second time for PUC to host the annual conference.

For more information visit the Event Website.

EEA NZ 2020 – CANCELLED @ Wellington
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
EEA NZ 2020 - CANCELLED @ Wellington


‘Engineering, Technology and Innovation’ – in a Low Carbon Environment

New Zealand has committed to a #zerocarbon future and our industry has the opportunity to lead the way on delivering New Zealand’s Paris Agreement promise. As a hub for the electricity supply sector, the EEA is bringing together thought leaders from across the energy industry in its EEA2020 Conference to showcase future thinking on this highly relevant topic.

Our theme; ‘Engineering, Technology and Innovation – In a Low Carbon Environment’ is set to answer some of the great challenges of ‘now’ and ‘the future‘ for us all.

New Zealand is on a journey to close the gap between the rhetoric of climate change and the reality of world leading responses. We are moving away from reliance on fossil fuels and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions to become a low carbon, smart energy nation.

What impact will these issues have on our industry? How can we grow collective knowledge and understanding of engineering, technology, innovation, risks and solutions?  How can we help our industry and future engineering and safety leaders play a role as innovators, influencers and change makers?

Join us at the EEA2020 Conference to debate possible answers to these questions.

The conference is the power industry’s largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, focused on delivering clarity on complex issues, practical support and solutions, and market intelligence to industry stakeholders. It also provides an excellent networking opportunity, especially in this time of change.

The Conference programme will deliver thought provoking keynote presentations and technical papers focused on the most relevant issues in our industry. Interactive panel discussions will deliver industry-changing insights making EEA2020 a ‘must do’ for your professional development calendar.

The event also includes a Trade Exhibition, all in one hall to maximise discussions between delegates and exhibitors. It is a great opportunity for businesses from around the world to showcase technology and services, people and products, and for delegates to get ‘hands on’ with the solutions you need.

Visit the EEA NZ 2020 event website for more information

Wind Industry Forum 2020 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sep 22 all-day


Join Australia’s premier wind energy specialists for a day of knowledge sharing and networking, featuring in-depth sessions on all the opportunities and technical challenges currently facing the wind sector.

The event provides industry professionals with the opportunity to learn from each other and celebrate the sector’s achievements. Network with industry leaders in policy, grid and system strength, construction and safety, asset management, social licence and more.

This event is a must-attend for all Australian wind energy experts.

For more information visit the Event Website.

Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition @ International Conventional Centre Sydney
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day


Celebrating its 58th Anniversary in 2020, the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s premier trade event for solar, storage and energy management.

Designed, delivered and hosted by the Smart Energy Council – the peak independent body for smart energy; this is a dedicated event for the industry, by the industry.

The first major industry conference and exhibition for the year, the event is the perfect opportunity for the smart energy community to learn about the latest technologies, to see and source the latest solutions and to gather, to network and to build relationships.

The conference program and 9,000 sqm exhibition area are guaranteed to provide inspiration and deliver innovation. The FREE-TO-ATTEND event brings together:

  • 5,000+ visitors over 2 days
  • 120+ Exhibitors and Partners
  • 130+ Speakers
  • 30+ hours of premium content
  • 18+ hours of networking
  • Multi-stream conference program
  • 3,000+ organisations represented

What the event does best is update and connect industry – from senior executives and managers to small business owners, consultants and installers.

The conference program features leading experts and covers smart energy solutions, applied energy solutions, installer professional development and new in 2020 delegates can also attend the co-located Hydrogen 2020 Conference.

So, who can you expect to meet at the Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition? Visitors from across Australia and overseas including suppliers, financiers with projects, entrepreneurs, media, government and academics from the solar, storage, energy management, hydrogen, wind and zero emission vehicles.

Register FREE today!

YII 2020 Bentley
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day


Save the Date – 12-15 October 2020

Visit the website for updates on this 2020 Event

Energy Networks 2020 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

Energy Networks Conference + Exhibition to be held in Brisbane from 14 – 16 October 2020.

This pre-eminent event for the energy network sector is run every two years, bringing together the best in our industry to share expertise on how we navigate the energy transformation.

It is a chance for our members, key stakeholders and industry partners to discuss the transformation of our 20th century grid so it can deliver energy and provide services and value the way consumers of the 21st century demand.

The event is designed to connect people from across the industry, providing opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones.

This is the only conference and exhibition on the energy network event calendar run by the industry, for the industry. We look forward to talking to you about how you can be involved and become an integral part of the conversation.

Early Bird registration will close 3 August 2020.

Visit the website for more information on Energy Networks 2020

Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2020
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

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Why You Should Attend

The Australian sector has always prioritised their worker’s health and wellbeing in the workplace. Arc flash safety has been a big topic in the energy sector but with the 2018 arc flash incident in Yallourn power station, organisations are putting more priority in safe maintenance practices and the maintenance of arc flash protection equipment.

marcus evans Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2020 aims to provide practical ways in improving arc flash safety, standard compliance, and effective arc flash mitigation strategies. Delegates will be able to gain critical insights on updates for 2018 edition of IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E, guidelines to the safety standards and calculations, effective mitigation methods, safe asset maintenance practices new arc flash technologies, and arc flash prevention in renewable technology.

Don’t miss your chance to hear world-renowned Arc Flash expert, Jim Phillips, one of the primary developers of the IEEE standards, talk about how Australia can use the IEEE 1584 changes to strengthen in-house arc flash safety practices. Secure your place at our 5th Annual Arc Flash Electrical Safety now!


Key Topics
  • How to Approach an Arc Flash Hazard Reduction Strategy without a Suitable Australian Standard?
  • Regulator’s Spotlight: Arc Flash Incidents and Regulations in Victoria
  • Water Corporation’s Arc Flash Hazard Assessment of Switchgear Assemblies – Sensitivity Study and Short-Hand Assessment Method
  • Retrofitting Ageing Switchgears with Arc Flash Protection Equipment to Improve Workplace Safety
  • Raising Awareness in the Workforce on Arc Flash Risks and Hazards to Stress on Safety Practices and Prevent Cutting Corners

For more information visit the Event Website.


Power System Protection & Design Conference @ Mantra on Russell, Melbourne VIC
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day




Are you an electrical professional working with electrical systems in the mining, manufacturing industrial
plants, oil and gas or utilities industries? We are looking for a number of presenters to submit a topic idea
and present their technical topic at this upcoming conference which has been developed to promote best
practice in the area of power system protection and design.

A Power System Protection System has three main functions or duties:

• Safety – Ensure safety of personnel.
• Reliability – Safeguard the entire system to maintain continuity of supply.
• Maintenance – Minimise damage and repair costs where it senses a fault.

These requirements are necessary, firstly for early detection and localisation of faults and secondly, prompt
removal of faulty equipment from service. In order to carry out the above duties, protection must have the
following qualities: Selectivity, Stability, Sensitivity and Speed. To meet all of these requirements, protection
must be reliable which means it must be dependable and secure.

For this event we are seeking industry experts who can cover design, installation, testing and inspection
procedures for industrial and commercial power systems in detail. Power system protection will be the
focus of this event but other areas of focus to consider also include:

Earthing – Poor earthing practices can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose
problems in a facility. Earthing and how it relates to power system protection should be explored at this
event to help remedy the gaps in technical knowledge and improve practices in the industry.

Smart Grids – A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes operation and energy measures such as smart
meters/appliances, energy efficient elements, communication protocols and renewable energy resources.
Smart grids support electricity usage, generation, transmission, substations and distribution to achieve a
system that is safe, protected, secure, reliable, sustainable and competent. Power system protection must
be considered in the design process in order to protect electrical systems and prevent network problems.

Renewable Energy – The Australian renewable energy market is growing at a fast rate and the integration of
renewable energy to the grid has caused some disruption. Industrial installations are on the rise with many
large organisations opting for solar/energy storage, wind, hybrid and off grid options in their industrial
plants and settings. Applicable power system protection practice must be considered here.

Electrical Safety & Arc Flash – The other topic of interest related to power system protection is electrical
safety. The dangers and risks from electrocution, shock, explosions and arc blast can never be entirely
eliminated, yet with proper procedures and relevant knowledge businesses can take definite steps to
protect workers. Safety should be naturally inherent in the design of electrical equipment and must be
followed up with proper installation, operation, maintenance and periodic inspection.

This event will explore these electrical issues from a fresh yet practical perspective to help delegates reduce
expensive downtime in their plant and/or equipment by identifying the correct application of these

Join your peers in a vigorous and positive exchange of views, building your career and public profile and
making a contribution to Australian electrical engineering practice in this vital area!

NOTE: IDC Events do not allow vendors to “sell” their products but rather focus on practical applications
and solutions – probably the best way to showcase your technologies and engineering skills. In particular
we are seeking practical case studies, applications and the newest developments in this critical subject.


Power System Protection:
• Protection relays and settings
• Fault calculations and analysis
• Network protection schemes (incl. substation specifics such as transformer, area and directional protection)
• HV and LV overcurrent and earth leakage issues
• Applications of Protection
• Fault types and their effects
• Relays
• Co-ordination issues

Unit/feeder/transformer/switchgear/motor/generator/overhead line protection case studies
• System earthing
• Protection system components
• Instrument transformers
• Switchgear
• Batteries

Renewable Energy:
• Renewable energy
• Electric vehicles and batteries
• Solar energy
• Onshore and offshore wind power
• Hydropower
• Energy storage
• Power conversion
• Power electronics in renewable energy
• Hybrid applications
• Renewable hydrogen and fuel cells
• Biomass and biofuel energy
• Wave, tidal and geothermal energy
• Renewable energy integration
• Power system stability and protection of renewable integration
• Renewable power forecasting
• Lifecycles of renewable energy devices
• Economic aspects of renewable energy
• Demand response or management
• Microgrid and distributed renewable energy
• Smart grids
• Energy efficiency
• Sustainability
• Machine learning applications in renewable energy
• Other emerging renewable technologies

Electrical Systems & Earthing:
• System earthing
• Equipment grounding & earthing of structures
• Electrical safety earthing
• Static earthing
• Solid, impedance, touch potentials
• Electric shock
• Earth leakage protection
• Design
• Protection
• Earthing electrodes
• Measurement
• Neutral earthing
• Corrosion problems in earthing
• Earthing of surge protection devices

Smart Grids and IEC 61850:
• IEC 61850 communication protocols
• Substation automation systems
• Fault analysis, fuses, circuit breakers
• Instrument transformers
• Relay technology
• Transmission lines protection settings
• Energy efficiency and environmental impact
• Improving grid reliability while dealing with an aging infrastructure
• Safety issues
• Connection to renewable energy and impact on distribution networks
• Energy efficiency challenges in rural and remote environments
• Maximum penetration or contribution levels for PV solar power into regional/local/diesel grids

Arc Flash:
• Electrical hazards
• Effects on humans
• Codes and standards – overview, review & critique – NFPA 70E/IEEE 1584 /ESAA NENS 09-2004/ CSA-Z462
• Flash protection approach boundaries
• Hazard risk category
• Arc flash studies
• Data collection and system modeling
• Working distances and flash boundaries
• Calculations
• Practical solutions for reducing arc-flash hazards
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and system guidelines

Maintenance of Electrical Assets for Safety:
• Maintenance of HV switchgear
• Strategies with dealing with aging equipment
• Electrical plant failure modes
• General electrical maintenance
• Standards and codes of practice
• Condition assessment
• Transformer maintenance – types of tests
• Best practice maintenance strategies
• HV and LV circuit breaker maintenance
• Protection relay maintenance
• Earth system inspection checks
• Advanced electrical motor maintenance techniques

What is required from you?
– A 100 word abstract, which outlines the topic you would like to present. This needs to be submitted electronically as soon as possible, to secure your place.
– Once your topic is approved, your technical paper and PowerPoint slides will be due six weeks prior to the event.
– Speaking slots are allocated on topic suitability and on a first come first served basis, so please register your interest today by emailing

For further information on this event or to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:
Sarah Montgomery
Conference Manager
IDC Events

The Australian Hydrogen Conference @ Rydges Melbourne
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day


The Australian Hydrogen Council, in partnership with Informa Australia, are delighted to hold the Australian Hydrogen Conference on the 16-17 November 2020 at the Rydges Melbourne. This event will explore the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, along with our international export opportunities.

Australia is set to become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports thanks the release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which includes a $370 million funding package from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to grow an innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.

This industry conference – which has the full support of the Australian Hydrogen Council – has been perfectly timed to discuss the outcomes of the newly released National Hydrogen Strategy. Join us to listen to key stakeholders from across the private and public sectors discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the hydrogen sector. This event will be THE key meeting place for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry.

5 reasons why you must attend this national summit on Australia’s hydrogen future:

  • Hear from Australia’s leading hydrogen project developers on their latest plans -all under the one roof
  • Gain an insight into the investment opportunities that this exciting new industry has to offer
  • Take away a comprehensive review on what each of Australia’s States and Territories are doing to advance the hydrogen sector in their jurisdiction
  • Meet and connect with the who’s who of the hydrogen supply chain – from government agencies, technology suppliers, commercial developers and many more
  • Get on board the ground floor of this exciting new export industry that will see Australia “shipping sunshine” to Asia’s booming markets

For more information visit the Event Website.