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


04/Jul/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...


14/Jun/2018

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)


28/Jun/2018

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....


09/Apr/2018

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...


14/Mar/2018

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...


14/Dec/2017

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


13/Oct/2017

EECON 2017 - API SUPPORT FOR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION


  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.


11/Aug/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)


26/Jul/2017

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....


27/Jun/2017

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


12/Jun/2017

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...


05/Jun/2017

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.


24/May/2017

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.


26/Apr/2017

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.


24/Mar/2017

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.


15/Mar/2017

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:


03/Mar/2017

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...


20/Feb/2017

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.


10/Feb/2017

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.


26/Oct/2016

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.


17/Oct/2016

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.


06/Jun/2016

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.