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


API Summer School 2019


The API Summer School is the pre-eminent Accelerated Development Residential Program in Power Engineering in the southern hemisphere which the API is proud to be able to offer to the energy industry. Every year, API organises an intensive two-week residential program that provides a hands-on learning experience in a first class environment. This year the program will be held held from SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY - FRIDAY 1 MARCH at Potter's Hotel & Conference Centre in Hunter Valley, NSW.

Agile. Innovative. Supportive.
Flexible and Sustainable Energy Supply - New Business Opportunities and Threats for the Industry.

Hunter Valley: 17 February - 1 March 2019

Registrations close 18 January 2019

View latest program here.



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...


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...

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".