Australia Facing Decarbonisation: Policies, Technologies, Timing and Costs @ UNSW CBD Campus
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

International Forum on Low-Carbon Energy, with speakers and panelists to include:

  • Dr Jiang Kejun, Director Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing, China
  • Tania Constable, Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia
  • Dr Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
  • Monique Miller, Director – Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Prof Stephen Wilson, Head of UQ Energy Initiative
  • Jessica Lovering, Energy Director, The Breakthrough Institute California, USA

This international briefing will provide an insight into Australia’s potential role in addressing global decarbonisation goals and may have a bearing on the future energy security of Australia. International keynotes will join Australian Panelists from the Renewables, Coal, Gas and Nuclear sectors for lively debate.

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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

The 6th annual Off Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference @ Swissotel Sydney
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

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

The “Off Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference”, formerly known as the Remote Area Power Supply Conference, is now in its 6th year. The forum was launched to create a platform for off-grid energy players to meet and share information on projects and technologies. It has become an annual meeting place for industry participants to share learnings and perspectives.

Over the past 6 years, the off-grid sector has been evolving at a fast pace 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. The off-grid electricity industry shares common challenges with an environment that is characterised by the remoteness, the non-access to the State electricity grid and a variety of energy requirements with customers ranging from community groups, businesses, and major energy users.

This year’s event is being co-located with 2 other major energy sector events: Large Scale & Commercial Solar and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage conferences. This new setting will allow delegates to switch sessions and plan a track to suit their requirements and will increase their networking opportunities.

The “Off Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference” proposes two days of in-depth discussions around the current changes and challenges affecting the industry. Discussions revolve around practical cases studies, project demonstrations, technologies, system issues, batteries, regulations, maintenance, communication strategies, and finance.

Call for papers:
Should you wish to share your insights or present a case study, please contact
Diana Lauzi

For more information visit the event site

ARC FLASH ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2019 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
ARC FLASH ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2019 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Why You Should Attend

In February 2018, an electrician and his assistant received burn injuries by arc flash in a low-voltage switchboard, according to WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Just like this numerous injuries and deaths are caused each year by arc flash incidents. While arc flash risks cannot be completely eliminated, there are many things that we can do to prevent an incident.With all new case studies, interactive sessions and an unmatched line-up of arc flash and electrical safety speakers, this is the event you should attend to improve your arc flash electrical safety practices and network with peers from leading Australian organisations. By attending Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2019, you will benefit from critical insights and practical tools into cost-effective prevention methods, emerging arc flash technologies and trends, guidelines and standards for a safer workplace as well as controls, calculations and maintenance of electrical assets.

Your Take-aways:

  • Assessing the role of human factors during an incident analysis in your arc flash programme
  • Improving your arc flash safety with best practices in electrical signage and engineering controls
  • Leveraging arc flash detection solutions and minimising electrical hazards
  • Selecting Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) through accurate arc flash energy calculations
  • Analysing the updates on the NFPA 70E and application of IEEE 1584
  • Adopting smart design and emerging technologies for cost-effective arc flash prevention
  • Maintaining your electrical assets to minimise risk of an arc flash disaster
  • Optimising standards and safety behaviours  to minimise near misses and arc flash disasters

Key Topics

  • Arc Flash Signage – Best Practices and Effective Application of Standards
  • Applying Arc Flash Detection Solutions in Equipment Manufacturing and Design
  • Minimising Electrical Hazards – Sydney 1500V DC Electric Train Maintenance and Operation
  • Improving Your Electrical Safety Culture to Minimise Human Error Driven Arc Flash Incidents
  • Accidents Happen in a Flash – Optimising Standards and Safety Behaviours to Minimise Arc Flash Incidents

For more information visit the Marcus Evans Australia 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

The Inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit @ Novotel Melbourne
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit which will take place on the 26-27 March 2019 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. This event will examine the commercialisation of hydrogen technology for Australia’s energy future.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the energy sector. As the push for renewable energy continues and governments continue to seek out new technology, hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology has begun to emerge as a major future energy source. However, there are barriers to market activation which stem from a lack of supporting infrastructure. The Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit will explore ways in which the private and public sector are working to commercialise this exciting new technology to promote our energy future.

Topics will include:

  • Technology outlook
  • Policy landscape
  • Commercialisation initiatives
  • Case studies
  • International developments

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For more information visit Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit or call+61 (2) 9080 4030.


6th HIGH VOLTAGE CONFERENCE @ The Park Hotel, Brisbane
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day
6th HIGH VOLTAGE CONFERENCE @ The Park Hotel, Brisbane


  • Discuss the key aspects of AS2067 in relation to substation design and high voltage installations
  • Discuss and review the changes to the AS2067 standard in relation to earthing
  • Hear how to extend the life of your HV equipment through effective condition monitoring, testing and diagnostic techniques
  • Understand earthing risk and determine appropriate safety criteria
  • Learn how the increased uptake of renewable energy is affecting the HV industry
  • Gain insight into the future trends of HV systems
  • Learn how to avoid transformer failures with oil and electrical testing
  • Understand best practice for life management of power transformers
  • Hear relevant local case studies from the Australian electrical industry
  • Network with specialists in the field and your peers
  • No sales pitches–non commercial presentations


  • Substation engineers and technicians
  • Generation, transmission engineers and technicians
  • Electrical engineers, technicians and electricians
  • Maintenance engineers and asset managers
  • Plant, project and design engineers
  • Engineering and safety managers
  • Renewable energy specialists
  • Government safety regulators/inspectors
  • Network, protection and distribution engineers and technicians
  • Risk assessors
  • Maintenance specialists

And all other engineering professionals who have an interest in Hv design, standards, installations, operations and maintenance.


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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.

Earthing, Lightning & Surge Protection Seminar @ Mercure Perth
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day

Few topics generate as much controversy and debate as that of earthing and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor earthing practices can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This seminar will explore these 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 principles.

The aim of this seminar is to demystify the subject of earthing, lightning and surge protection and present the subject in a clear, straightforward manner. Earthing as a subject has been under-represented over the years and this event will attempt to remedy the gaps in technical knowledge and improve practices in the industry.

This seminar will feature four half day workshops on the following topics:

April 9th – Workshop 1 – Lightning Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 9th – Workshop 2 – Static Electricity and Lightning – Cem Novella, Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Lightning Protection EPC (LPEPC)
April 10th – Workshop 3 – Surge Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 10th – Workshop 4 – Earthing and Power Systems – PowerEarth Technologies

Your Presenters:

Phil Jones – Principal Engineer, ERICO
Phil Jones holds BE (Hons) and MTech, and has nearly 30 years’ experience in Facility Electrical Protection.  Phil is Chairman of Standards Australia’s Surge Arrester Committee EL007-03 and is the Australian representative on the International IEC SC37A Surge Protection committee.  Phil is an active member of the Australian Standards Lightning Protection committee EL024, responsible for producing the Australian Standard for Lightning Protection, AS1768, in 2007, and presently under revision. In his current role as Principal Engineer, in the ERICO Engineering Department, Phil serves as a Surge and Lightning Protection field expert and as a technical contact for key customers for product support, in addition to working on new product developments.

Cem Novella – Managing Director | Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Meech Australia Static Control (MASC)
Cem is the current chair for the Centre for Static Electricity & Lightning Protection (CSELP) and provides technical support and guidance to various industry groups and committees in relation to static electricity control and lightning protection. As static electricity and lightning affects a wide spectrum of global industrial and manufacturing processes, Cem has worked on a diverse range of static electricity and lightning protection control programs for applications in locations as far away as Mawson Station in Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Chile and PNG.
In Australia Cem continues to raise awareness of static electricity and lightning amongst the broader industrial and manufacturing sectors in the hope that in the not too distant future, every site in Australia will be required to adopt an appropriate static electricity and lightning protection control plan.

Registrations for this event will open shortly. For more information or to register your interest in attending please contact IDC Technologies on 1300 138 522 or via email at

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