API Day in the Life of a 7 year old program: registrations now open!

  Registrations now open to access our free (online) Australian curriculum-linked resource kit for teachers to support STEM learning in Primary Schools!


Making STEM real for Kids: Teacher's perspective on API DIL Program

  To celebrate National Science Week, API is hosting a free webinar to encourage take up of our API Day in the Life Program ( FREE Australian curriculum-linked resource kit for primary school teachers! Register your attendance by 26th August 2020.


API announces Dr David Pointing as new CEO

  API is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced executive and engineer Dr David Pointing as the API’s next CEO.


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...




API Providing a Sustainable Supply of Quality Engineering and Technology Graduates to the Energy Industry.

In this newsletter, you will find updates on the API Energy Industry Bursary Program, The T.J. Effeney Award: Inspiring and Supporting the Next Generation of Industry Leaders, University of Queensland Women in Engineering: Connecting Young Females to the Industry, and Day in the Life of a 7 Year Old: Making STEM Real.


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...



  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.


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


Masterclass in Operations & Maintenance of IEC61850 Based Systems

  This course (held mid November in Brisbane & Perth) 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. Registrations close 5 November 2018. Click here to read more...


PowerChem APAC Conference 2018 - That's a wrap!

  This conference is the biennial event for power station chemists and their suppliers. The 2018 program began on the evening of Sunday 20 May and concluded on Thursday 24 May at the Novotel Twin Waters, on the Sunshine Coast. This year’s program and events were well supported by over 35 experts and eminent speakers and 85 delegates from around the world (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Thailand) and more. The conference was composed of....


API Linking Industry and Universities to Strengthen Academic Quality

  Industry driven innovation projects/initiatives which the API facilitated and ENA funded with other industry partners will total $5.33M over the next 2 years. The cash funding of these projects.... (Further details are provided in the attached newsletter)


The "API Award for Best Poster" at EECON 2018 goes to...

  To help encourage collaboration amongst undergraduates/PhD students and current professionals within the industry, API sponsored 10 students to attend Electric Energy Conference (EECON) which is run by The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA). Congratulations to...


API Summer School 2017 Post Program Newsletter

  The 2018 program was held at Lancemore Hill Hotel & Conference Centre in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. The theme of the 2018 program was “Journey on the Energy Revolution. An Agile, Innovative, Energy Industry Supporting the Changing Needs of Customers, Community. The daily schedules were filled with varied blends of learning styles ranging from lectures, guest presentations, case studies, syndicate work, field tours and site visits. This busy format is designed to allow close interaction amongst the expert speakers, presenters and delegates to promote networking and cross training amongst the different roles and organisations Australia wide. The program was well attended with a total of 34 delegates from various backgrounds and experience. Read more...


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.