AUSTRALIAN ENERGY WEEK 2018 @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
May 8 – May 11 all-day


8 – 11 May 2018

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | Australia



Australian Energy Week is the major annual event for the stakeholders from the entire energy supply chain, from right across Australia.

Bringing together over 500 industry executives from over 200 companies from every part of the energy value chain, Energy Week is an unparalleled opportunity to network and learn.

All the big issues. All the key players. All under one roof.

In 2018, Australian Energy Week will once again have dedicated streams relevant to all parts of the value chain including generation, retail, networks, emerging technologies, policy and gas.

For more information visit the website:

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Solar-Diesel Hybrid & Battery Systems Conference @ Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane
May 22 – May 23 all-day

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This event has been developed to build and accelerate the knowledge of industry employees and business owners on best practice when it comes to the design, installation and maintenance of renewable hybrid systems. The main goal of this conference is to help businesses take advantage of cleaner energy through improving the quality of their power generation systems. The event will have a technical focus, covering key design, implementation, and operational considerations for solar/diesel hybrid and battery systems including installation and maintenance. Also covered will be the hurdles encountered when introducing solar to an existing diesel power system, retrofitting, and the importance of maintaining consistent electricity.

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter: 

GLEN MORRIS: Principal of SolarQuip, Former Vice President of the Smart Energy Council and CTO of the Smart Energy Lab

Glen Morris has more than 20 years experience in the renewable sector and has personally lived off the electricity grid for most of that time! Glen is passionate about the benefits of clean energy, teaching widely on renewable energy across Australia, China and New Zealand.

The conference features a full day workshop on “Designing Stand-Alone Power Systems” presented by Glen, plus 8 x 45 minute presentations on the following topics:

•    Building the Autonomous Grid
•    Tipperary Station Case Study – Solar-Diesel Generator System in the Northern Territory
•    Hybrid System Using Innovative Variable Speed Drive (VSD) Technology for Pumping Water
•    Zinc-Bromine Modules (ZBMs) Batteries for Off-Grid Solar Application
•    Getting the Most From Your Battery
•    Solar PV, Diesel and Battery Systems – Applications & Case Studies
•    When is a Micro Grid Appropriate?
•    100MW+ Solar Farm Design, Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Download the full event brochure HERE. Register online below or email your registration form to  If you experience any difficulties, please call 1300 138 522 and ask for Sarah.

DISCOUNTS – We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until April 24th (SAVE $179.50 per person) plus a 3 for 2 offer – register 3 delegates and only pay for 2 (SAVE up to $2154). Discounts are applied at online check-out.

May 23 – May 24 all-day


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Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition 2018

Call for Abstracts | Now Open

The fifth annual Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) will take place in Adelaide, 23 – 24 May 2018, in partnership with the Government of South Australia. If you have not yet read the letter of support from the Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, please do so here.

The diversity of this market exemplifies the importance of the many different applications, use cases, and technologies that make up the Energy Storage umbrella. This is not a ‘one size fits all’ technology, but rather offers a ‘solution to fit every situation.’  The common outcome of energy storage, regardless of the energy source, is increased sustainability. This can be the financial sustainability of a business through lower operating costs and efficiency or environmental sustainability by enabling higher penetrations of renewable energy and lowering carbon emissions. In that vein, the theme of AES 2018 is Storing Energy for a Sustainable Future, which will take a wide focus on the technologies that will help us achieve these desired results.

AES 2018 call for abstracts are now open. All submissions will be reviewed and accepted based on merit. Final session themes will be moulded around the accepted presentations rather than the other way around. To view the full list of topics or to submit an abstract please click here.

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Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day


Energy Networks Australia is delighted to announce that our biennial Conference and Exhibition will be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June 2018.

Energy Networks 2018 will be the leading forum for energy networks and their partners in Australia in 2018.

The landscape for the energy network sector has shifted dramatically with major changes in technology, customer behaviour and regulation. Energy networks are leading the transformation of the grid into a platform for new products and services — empowering customers with new information, new tools and new ways to cut costs.

This is your opportunity to be part of this critical national conversation on the future of the energy grid.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in 2018.

:: For more information visit the Energy Networks 2018 website ::

4th LOW VOLTAGE CONFERENCE @ Sydney - Location TBA
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day



This conference aims to review the application and best practice in the requirements laid down in the standard AS/NZS 3000:2018, commonly known as Australia-New Zealand Wiring Rules. The new Wiring Rules 2018 are due for release in early-mid 2018 and this event will cover all the amendments and how they will affect industry.

Topics include:
• The Wiring Rules 2018 – What are the major changes? What is required for compliance?
• AS/NZS 3000 Explanations for Engineers and Technicians – An in depth workshop
• What’s New with Switchboard Standard AS 61439?
• Earthing Essentials – Electro Magnetic Compatibility and Variable Speed Drives
• Permanently Connected Machines and the AS/NZS 3000 Conundrum
• Protection Issues – Compliance with the Wiring Rules
• Cudal Quarry Electrical Fatality – Case study
• Legally Electric
• The Application of AS/NZS 3000 “Wiring Rules” in Mining

For more information visit the IDC Technologies Website

National SCADA Conference @ Mercure Hotel Sydney
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day


Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th July 2018
Mercure Sydney

More Sessions, More Presenters, More Networking – Australia’s BEST SCADA event

The National SCADA Conference is the premier event for Australia & NZ’s SCADA sectors. It is an annual event to bring the industry together, network, share stories and experiences. Filled with case studies of real implementations and presentations from the best and brightest SCADA practitioners this is an event not to be missed.

The exceptional line up of presenters includes:

Sam Chard, Assistant Secretary, Home Affairs
Dr Kenneth Radke, Senior Technical Advisor, CERT Australia
Dr Stephen Beckwith, Manager Water Conveyance Design, Water Corporation WA
Robbie Cook, Information Management Architect, Transgrid
Mark Loney, Executive Manager, Operations, Services and Technologies Branch, ACMA
Jamie Gabb, Manager National Integrated Operations Centre, APA Group

There is a need to allow vendors to access critical infrastructure control system sites remotely, to assist with emergency maintenance of their products. Recently, countries across the world have realised that by granting remote access to the vendors, they are putting their critical infrastructure in the hands of a foreign country. While the vendors themselves may be trusted, there remain many other issues including opening connections from the control systems to the Internet, and cross contamination between sites and countries that the vendor provides support to.

This workshop will aim to develop a protocol which allows emergency remote vendor access, while providing heightened security to the rail operator. Topics covered and explored in the workshop will include the need for the protocol, concepts for the design of the protocol, and known issues with implementing the finished protocol.

Dr Kenneth Radke, Senior Technical Advisor, CERT Australia

Hear groundbreaking new insights from industry leaders who’ve walked the walk, made the journey and learned the lessons of how to achieve best practice, reliable and cost effective implementations that work.

National SCADA Conference is inspirational, educational and eminently exciting.

 Register NOW

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IMVAC – International Machine Vibration and Condition Monitoring Conference 2018 @ Novotel Surfers Paradise
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day


IMVAC Australia is designed specifically for vibration analysts and condition monitoring professionals. From workshops, learning sessions and case studies to the latest technologies featured in the expo, the conference provides practical learning in the important aspects of industrial vibration analysis, the complementary condition monitoring technologies, and the reliability improvement fields of precision alignment, balancing, and lubrication. It is our aim to help you form new relationships with your fellow reliability improvement practitioners, and provide you with actionable new skills and knowledge that you can take back to the plant to help you deliver even greater value. I look forward to seeing everyone at IMVAC Australia in Gold Coast, Australia.
See you there! – Jason Tranter
Gold Coast QLD Australia Novotel Surfers Paradise
August 7-9, 2018
Vibration Analysts, Condition Monitoring Professionals, Program Managers, Overall Industry Professionals
+ 3 keynote presentations by leading industry experts
+ Your choice of half or full day workshops
+ 3 networking sessions
+ Entrance to the exhibition hall
+ Access to all recorded conference presentations
+ Dedicated to Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring Technologies
+ Improve diagnostic knowledge and skills
+ Build relationships with peers who face the same challenges
MACHINES2018 CONFERENCE @ Crowne Plaza Coogee
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day



Welcome to the 19th Annual Machines Conference.

This year Machines2018 will focus on the application of good maintenance practices and the role of measurement as a means of achieving world class availability at the lowest practical cost for your critical electrical assets.

Learn from others how;

  • To select from available approaches for electrical machine monitoring
  • To undertake the journey from data to information and finally to electrical asset intelligence
  • Simple maintenance done extremely well equals reliability
  • Improvements in electrical machine “uptime” have been achieved
  • Lessons have been learned from machine failures
  • To reduce electrical machine maintenance cost

Who Should Attend

  •  Those responsible for maximising return from electrical asset investments – asset managers
  • Those responsible for electrical plant reliability – maintenance managers, reliability managers and practitioners
  • Those responsible for measuring electrical plant condition – CM practitioners
  • Electrical engineers and maintenance practitioner

For more information on Machines2018 visit the Austorque Website

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