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