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



  • Agile - Innovative - Supportive
  • A focus on Change and Innovation for a Fully Integrated Renewable Energy Market

Great Venue

The Sebel Hotel & Conference Center. Pelican Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4551.

Fantastic Opportunity

  • To broaden thinking, boost experience levels and develop strategic leadership skills associated with the
  • development and implementation of technology
  • Improved understanding of various technologies' economic, technical and customer value
  • Gain access to a range of best practice solutions (through industry leaders sharing case studies and practical experiences)
  • Establish a network of contacts across the industry/nation
  • Increased understanding of the environment within which networks are managed - an understanding of the need for an adaptive and responsive network
  • Energise delegates to take the learnings/knowledge gained


Early Bird cut off date: November 29th, 2019 (saving of up to $1,000).
Registration close date: January 15th, 2020.
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Summer School
Registrations close January 15th, 2020

  • Delegates will enhance their leadership amd technical thinking and overall business contribution
  • Provide delegates with essential mix of resources in order to provide a smooth transition into future leader/manager roles
  • Allows for all conference participants (delegates, presenters, syndicate leaders) from various levels and diverse backgrounds to interact and share knowledge
  • Provides new insight to resolve industry issues and provide innovative solutions that will keep companies relevant and sustainable into the future


Master Class
Registrations close 10th October 2019

  MASTER CLASS – Power Transformer Insulation The Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Queensland, will be hosting its first Master Class. Power transformers are the most expensive plant in a high voltage substation. The heart of a power transformer is the insulation. The insulation condition has major impact on the life and reliability of a power transformer. However, the material science of cellulosic insulation and insulation electric design principles are often the least understood area for those who specify, procure, operate, maintain and manage power transformers....


International Technology Forum for Power System Operators and Owners

  IPS Connect will include a two day professional development course, immersing delegates in an accelerated project modelling environment. Delegates will be teamed to navigate a real life IPS project tools, facilitated by industry mentors, concept guidance and live toolkits...

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".