7th Annual Off-Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference @ Swissotel Sydney
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day


Co-located with the Large Scale Solar Conference and the 3rd annual Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference. One registration for all events.

The Off Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference, previously the “Remote Area Power Supply Conference” is now in its 7th year. The forum was launched to create a platform for off-grid industry players to meet and share information on projects and technologies.

The off-grid sector has been evolving at a fast pace over the past several years sustained by the transformation of the global energy industry with the introduction of new technologies, the increasing use of renewable energy and the rising prices of traditional energy supplies.
More projects are being launched to test small grids projects and even tests to remove fringe of the grids areas from the grid to increase power quality and reduce costs.

The conference is an industry focussed event for delegates to hear about current and new projects, share practical issues and understand the range of challenges such projects face.

For more information visit the Event Website.

Large Scale Solar Conference @ Swissotel Sydney
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day


Co-located with the 3rd annual Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference and the 7th Annual Off-Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference. One registration for all events.

Informa Australia delighted to extend an invitation for you to participate in the 6th Annual Large Scale Solar Conference which is taking place on the 25-26 February 2020 at the Swissotel Sydney. This event will examine the development of Australia’s large scale solar Industry and its integration into the energy market.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the energy sector.

The large scale solar industry has been in a rapid state of growth in Australia, with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency reporting that over 3GW of large scale solar generation has been connected to the grid since December 2018. The Large Scale Solar Conference delivers two days of in-depth discussions around the current developments impacting utility scale solar, including:

  • Grid connection
  • Construction challenges
  • Storage integration
  • The latest technology trends
  • Market outlook and investment
  • Negative energy events and its impact

We expect the 6th Annual Large Scale Solar Conference to compliment the Energy & Investment Series and bring the most topical and important issues to the fore.

For more information visit the Event Website.

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


Co-located with the Large Scale Solar Conference and the 7th Annual Off-Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference. One registration for all events.

Australia’s renewable generation capacity continues to surge with 6.5GWs projected to come online by the end of 2019 – up from 2018’s already record breaking 5.1GWs – highlighting the NEM’s ever growing need for energy storage.

This need for storage is further highlighted by the strain distributed renewable generation is placing on the NEM’s transmission network, originally built with baseload generation in mind, alongside increasingly common negative pricing events which put further pressure on the nation’s aging fossil fuel generators, increasing the risk of their early exit from the market.

It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the 4th Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference, held 25-26 February 2020 at the Swissotel Sydney. Part of the Energy & Investment Series, join us for a unique shared learning and networking opportunity; bringing together industry leaders, government representatives and key experts for a comprehensive two days of in depth case studies, project updates and industry analysis.

Key Topics Include:

  • Balancing the future need for storage with current market investment signals
  • Examining the energy mix, looking to future projections, and establishing a timeline of when we will need large scale energy storage to come online
  • Taking a look at the NEM’s transmission, required works, and how it may shape future development
  • Discussion on energy policy and regulation across the NEM at both State and Federal levels
  • Current Pipeline of projects across the NEM, opportunities new and established, and comprehensive updates from the developers and project proponents

For more information visit the event website.

APS – AUSTRALIAN PROTECTION SYMPOSIUM 2020 @ International Conventional Centre Sydney
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

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The twelfth Australian Protection Symposium will take place on the 18th – 19th of March 2020 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, where first-hand experiences from Australia and around the globe will be shared through paper presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions encouraging attendees to stay in tune with the latest solutions, innovations, successes and challenges in our industry.

The interactive format of the symposium is complimented by the ever popular ‘Power Talks’ session, short but very topical presentations on lessons learned from unfortunate events. The APS has been designed as a unique and neutral platform to gather experts in the electrical protection industry in a friendly and dynamic environment to encourage idea exchange and a range of diverse contributions. The APS attracts researchers, industry experts, engineers, practitioners and other professionals involved and interested in the electrical protection industry. This opportunity to come together, discuss ideas face to face and build close cooperation channels for solving future challenges results in a rewarding experience for all contributors and attendees.

For more information visit the APS Event website

CIGRE Transformer Workshop @ Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Mar 25 all-day

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CIGRE Australia is again proud to be presenting its Transformer Workshop leading into the 2020 Techcon event in Melbourne

The exact structure and content is being worked on, but will relate to the theme of TechCon for the 2020 conference, Life Management of HV and MV Power Equipment.

More information will be made available at a later date,  but SAVE  THE DATE !!  25th March 2020

High Voltage WA Conference @ Novotel Perth Langley
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day


This conference has been created for those working with high voltage systems in the mining, industrial plants, oil and gas and utilities industries. The event will focus on earthing, design, testing, installation and maintenance topics.

Conference topics include:

  • International Update – An update on Grounding Design & Testing Standards directions and changes around the World.
  • Arc fault Standards, what’s changed, what’s changing and what does it mean for the HV industry
  • HV Joints and Terminations  – Developments in Technology and Installation Practices
  • PD Testing of HV Assets: Periodic or Permanent?
  • Preventing Catastrophic Failure of High Voltage Equipment
  • Technical Developments in Explosion-Protected Polymer-Based HV Coupler Systems and the Potential Safety Benefits to Industry
  • Assessment & Management of Oil Filled High Voltage Transformers
  • Intelligent Techniques for Power Transformer Sweep Frequency Response Analysis
  • Wow, I Got To Audit a Wind Farm
  • Earthing obligations under AS2067 have changed: What has changed, why, and what do you need to do next
  • Making Predictive HV Testing Effective
  • Condition Based Maintenance of High Voltage Assets
  • Partial Discharge Testing on Rotatory Machines
  • HV Arc Fault Incidents and Practical Steps for Prevention

View the Full Event Brochure or visit the Event Website

TechCon® Aus-NZ 2020 Conference & Exhibition @ Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day


We are thrilled to announce that after many successful years in Sydney, the 2020 TechCon Aus-NZ Conference  & Expo makes a return to Melbourne on 26 & 27 March 2020 for the first time in more than ten years. This move marks the beginning of a new chapter for the event which celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year.

The theme for the 2020 conference, Life Management of HV and MV Power Equipment, aims to build discussion across all areas of asset management, including the latest research,  real-life case studies and strategies for new and ageing electrical grid infrastructure. Delegates will hear from local and international experts from different sectors of the power industry, academics, service providers and manufacturers.

A separate CIGRE Workshop will be held the day before on 25 March 2020.

While we are busy building an exciting and thought-provoking program, save the date and keep an eye on our website for more updates

The Australian Hydrogen Conference @ Rydges Melbourne
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day


The Australian Hydrogen Council, in partnership with Informa Australia, are delighted to hold the Australian Hydrogen Conference on the 30-31 March 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.

Wind Industry Forum 2020 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 31 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.

Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2020
May 6 – May 8 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.