5 June 2017

The Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2017, hosted by Victoria University, will be held 19-22 November at Melbourne Park Function Centre.

AUPEC is the top conference in power engineering in Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand. It provides a forum for university researchers, industry researchers, and experts in power engineering to share ideas, present results, consider past experiences, and discuss new ideas.

This year's theme is "Smart Power Grids in the 21st Century"

Smart energy technologies are transforming the power network into a smart grid capable of meeting 21st century economic, security and environmental challenges. But the smart grid still faces hurdles.

Particularly, the requirement for extensive field testing to prove new energy systems and regulatory reform, in order to eliminate financial disincentives for adopting new technologies.

A host of new smart energy devices and systems are emerging that can take pressure off overloaded grid infrastructure and power costs, dramatically improving grid reliability and security, and accelerating the growth of cleaner power generation.

Call for papers

The conference aims to cover all aspects of power engineering. See AUPEC 2017 conference website for a detailed list of proposed topics. 

API Travel Grants

As the Industry Sponsor, The API is again awarding travel grants of up to $1,000 for the best paper authored or co-authored by an employee (residing outside of Melbourne) of an API member company. The author must prepare and present their paper at AUPEC, and be registered for this conference. To review a list of API Member Companies visit the API website

Up to five of these grants will be awarded on the basis of best papers judged by a panel of conference organisers. The payment will be made on provision of travel receipts to the API. For more information please contact Mike Griffin, API CEO via mcgriffin@caloundra.net. au. Papers must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the criteria set out in the call for papers and paper submission found on the AUPEC website.

Important dates

  • 10 April 2017: Paper Submission System Opens
  • 3 July 2017: Paper Submission Closing Date
  • 14 August 2017: Notification of Paper Acceptance

Visit the AUPEC 2017 conference website for more details. 

Download the API TRAVEL GRANT flyer

Download the AUPEC Conference flyer

Conference Coordinator 

Professor Akhtar Kalam
College of Engineering & Science
Phone: +61 3 9919 5504