About API

Connecting People and Skills to Power Australia’s Energy Future

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:

"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
  • Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
  • Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives


*UPCOMING EVENTS*

Masterclass in Optimal Power Flow For Transmission & Distribution

CURRENTLY ENROLLING.

Operation of transmission and distribution networks is becoming increasingly challenging. Network loading is steadily increasing and flow patterns are becoming less predictable as renewable resources replace conventional generation. Under such conditions, ideal operating strategies are often difficult to determine and track. Optimal power flow (OPF) addresses this challenge by determining optimal set-point values throughout a network such that a specified objective (such as generator cost or loss minimization) is met whilst satisfying network constraints, including voltage, line-flow and generator limits.

This course is designed for practicing engineers in planning, operations, and markets who undertake studies of transmission and/or distribution networks. The course will provide a thorough coverage of OPF algorithms and applications. It will begin by considering the various power flow models and representations that are commonly used in OPF. Contingencies will be incorporated through N-1 security and operating reserves.

Melbourne: 23rd & 24th October 2018

Registrations close 19 October 2018

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Masterclass in Operations & Maintenance of IEC61850 Based Systems

CURRENTLY ENROLLING

Registrations are rolling in for this collaborative Masterclass brought to you by The Australian Power Institute, Jarrah Solutions & DT Partners. This course is designed for Supervisors, Engineers and Technical Officers that are involved in either the design, testing, commissioning, operations & maintenance or asset management of IEC 61850 based systems. Due to the course content, participants are expected to bring more than two years of substation protection, SCADA or control systems related experience.

This Master Class will provide participants with a working knowledge of how to test and asset manage IEC 61850 based systems and solutions based on today’s technology, demonstrated with proven products. Demonstrations will be performed using a multi-Vendor simulated substation environment. Demonstrations will supplement course material to help participants learn how to safely, reliably and efficiently test and asset manage IEC 61850 based systems.

Brisbane: 15th & 16th November 2018

Perth: 26th & 27th November 2018

Registrations close 5 November 2018

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News


12/Dec/2018

The Australian Power Institute & Energy Networks Australia Innovation Initiative Update - December 2018


  As a follow up from the last API/Energy Networks Innovation Newsletters (June 2018), which provided an overview of the partnership between Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Power Institute (API) to drive and facilitate innovation for the industry, a number of achievements have been progressed by the partnerships Innovation Steering Group and Project Teams. Updated details on following four projects is outlined...


01/Oct/2018

INVITATION TO ENGINEERS, POWER UTILITIES AND INDUSTRY - WA UNIVERSITIES ELECTRIC ENERGY POSTER COMPETITION


  INVITATION TO ENGINEERS, POWER UTILITIES AND INDUSTRY. The University Club - University of Western Australia. Monday 29th October 2018 at 2pm until 4:30pm. Entry is free and refreshments are available. The Western Australia Chapter of the Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) and Engineers Australia (EA) is launching a poster presentation prize competition for Power Engineering students enrolled in a Western Australian University offering degree program that enables student to meet the stage 1 competency of Engineers Australia.


08/Aug/2018

Masterclass in Optimal Power Flow For Transmission & Distribution


  This course is designed for practicing engineers in planning, operations, and markets who undertake studies of transmission and/or distribution networks. Melbourne: 23rd & 24th October 2018. Registrations close 19 October 2018

What Others Say

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"The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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"The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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"This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".