14 March 2018


The 2018 API Summer School - Another successful year!

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. 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 & Shareholders”. 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.

There were over 48 expert speakers and industry professionals from across Australia. Speakers came from various positions ranging from specialists, University lecturers, managers, directors to CEOs and were from different sectors of the industry including commissioning, energy retailing, regulation, customer management, asset management, community planning, manufacturing, consulting, network utility and renewables. We were also very fortunate to host an Industry Leaders/Senior Executive Forum consisting of 4 API Board Members Ed Wilson (Managing Director - Wilson Transformer Company), Phil Livingston (Founder/Managing Director -Redback Technologies), Peter Langdon (Manager Asset Management/Stradegy - Endeavour Energy), Wayne Tucker (General Manager Asset Management - TasNetworks & API Chairman) as well as Nada Kalam (Energy Systems Engineer - Telstra) who shared valuable insights in to what it takes to become a successful leader in today’s complex and forever dynamic industry during an interactive session with delegates.

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Planning has commenced for the 2019 program which will be held again in mid-late February. Detailed information will be updated to the API website soon, stay tuned!



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