API Newsletter (December 2017)

  Highlights from AUPEC 2017, API & Australasian Committee for Power Engineering (ACPE) Meeting, Poster Competition & Highlights from EECON 2017 and API Summer School – Registrations close 19 December



  As API recognises the importance of connecting current indutry professionals with the next generation of future industry leaders, API invites undergraduate and post-graduate engineers studying disciplines related to the electrical and energy industry to present a poster at EECON 2017.


Call for papers now open for API PowerChem Asia Pacific 2018

  PowerChem Conference 2018 will be held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 24 May, 2018. "PowerChem Conference is the only forum in the PowerChem industry and therefore is the perfect opportunity to network by renewing contacts and building new relationships with nationwide and international industry colleagues." - Colin Gwynne (Aurecon)


UQ Innovators Share Inspirational Address with Industry Engineers

  The conversation around the tables between the UQ innovators and Powerlink engineers was equally stimulating, and covered their recent research into innovations to improve Powerlink’s network performance such as transformer failure analysis, new dynamic transmission line rating techniques, new load forecasting and planning models that predict significant challenges ahead with grid loading and energy storage, as well as stability studies of a proposed HVDC interconnector....


Bursary/Industry Networking Event - Brisbane

  To help celebrate the end of exams and semester 1, API hosted an informal networking event on Friday 23 June 4:30-5:30pm at Barvarian Bier Cafe in the CBD. Invited along were current and past QLD bursary holders, past Summer School delegates, and CIGRE NGN/API Mentors and what a great turn out we had! This was a fun and relaxed opportunity for all people to get together on an informal platform to network with their piers/colleagues within the industry


API & ENA Innovation Initiative

  A cooperative partnership between Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Power Institute (API) has been established to deliver an innovation strategy for the Australian energy network industry that will assist in driving the future direction and sustainability of the industry. This initiative seeks to...


Call for papers & API Travel Grants - AUPEC 2017

  The Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2017, hosted by Victoria University, will be held 19-22 November at Melbourne Park Function Centre. This year's theme is "Smart Power Grids in the 21st Century". API is again offering up to 5 travel grants for employees of an API Member Company (residing outside of Melbourne) to submit and present a paper at the conference.


API Networking Function in Melbourne

  After attending the Australian Solar & Storage Conference in Melbourne, the API hosted an informal networking event after the conference on Thursday 4 May from 4:00-5:00pm. API invited along VIC bursary holders, past Summer School delegates, and CIGRE NGN/API Mentors to come along to the event. This was a great opportunity for all parties to get together on an informal platform and network with their piers/colleagues within the industry.


Media Release: Redback Technologies signs on as newest API Member Company

  AUSTRALIA, Wednesday 26th April, 2017: Renewable energy business Redback Technologies has just joined as the newest member company of The Australian Power Institute (API). Redback Technologies’ Managing Director; Philip Livingston, has also joined the API Board of Directors. With API’s mission to provide quality engineering graduates to the energy industry, API is looking for input from Redback Technologies to help reinvigorate its initiatives and encourage new energy innovations within its remit.


The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is holding the Cascading and Complex Network Failures Forum, in Melbourne, on Friday 7 April, 9:30am to 4:00pm.

  The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is holding the Cascading and Complex Network Failures Forum, in Melbourne, on Friday 7 April, 9:30am to 4:00pm. From an emergency management and resilience perspective, the forum focuses on what can we learn from recent events, and what challenges and changes are required to successfully create resilience. The forum will be relevant to Transmission & Distribution professionals at all levels, from volunteers to senior leadership, experienced emergency managers and organisational risk managers. Find more in full article.


API signs on as first members of the Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC)!

  The TIC is managed by the University of Queensland and the benefits to API from this membership are as follows:


Award for Best Summer School Syndicate 2017!

  Each year, facilitators consisting of industry professionals, propose a case study along with a current problem/need that the industry is facing. Throughout the duration of the Summer School, delegates conduct thorough research within their area/topic in order to come up with an effective & realistic solution. This year's winners are...


Summer School 2017 underway!

  It is that time a year again for the annual API Summer School course to take place. Just yesterday 35 delegates from all over Australia joined forces in Adelaide to commence a 2 week professional development course at Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills. This conference is an intensive program which will include 44 presentations from current industry professionals while providing a hands-on learning experience in a first class environment.


Connecting API Bursary Holders with CIGRE NGN Mentors

  API works closely with CIGRE's Next Generation Network (NGN) to connect power engineering undergraduates with mentors within the industry to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing across Australia. Just recently, 10 of API's Bursary Students were paired up with a mentor to discuss thesis projects, gain practical insight and prepare for their future careers within the industry.


200 Solar Cars in Schools

  Since 2012, API has supported the ATSE STELR program and is happy to announce that there is now 200 schools participating in the Solar Car Challenge! An event was held at Park Ridge SHS (200th school) on 25 OCT. Key guests at the event were Mr. Linus Power, QLD Parliament Member for Logan, Ms Sharon Amos, Principal of Park Ridge SHS, & Park Ridge SHS Head of Science, Mr Ross Bradford.


CIGRE Australia Next Generation Network

  CIGRE NGN is the first step for young engineers (up to 35 years old) to directly interact with one of the largest and most prestigious international power industry bodies and its FREE for students to join.


PowerChem Conference Newsletter

  The API PowerChem conference is the pre-eminent power station chemistry conference, exhibition and training course in the southern hemisphere which the API is proud to be able to offer to the energy industry. Find out more in the newsletter.