API Masterclass

The Australian Power Institute organises a series of intensive Master Class courses, specifically designed to refresh and boost the knowledge of current and upcoming industry professionals. These courses, that include a range from 12-25 participants, are held at various locations across the nation, allowing for easier accessibility to all participants. The courses usually consist of two days of intensive training including lectures, key speaker presentations and shared insight to experience from current industry professionals.

Examples of Past/Future API Masterclass topics:

  • IEC 61850 Systems Integrations
  • Systems & Commisioning Testing
  • Masterclass in Engineering Change
  • Inclusion & Diversity Masterclass
  • API & Cigre Masterclass in High Voltage Insulators

Please contact us if you/your company has a specific area/topic in which your team could use a Masterclass. We are happy to contact our network and see if we can get a series organised to address current gaps in the industry. 


Masterclass in Optimal Power Flow For Transmission & Distribution


Operation of transmission and distribution networks is becoming increasingly challenging. Network loading is steadily increasing and flow patterns are becoming less predictable as renewable resources replace conventional generation. Under such conditions, ideal operating strategies are often difficult to determine and track. Optimal power flow (OPF) addresses this challenge by determining optimal set-point values throughout a network such that a specified objective (such as generator cost or loss minimization) is met whilst satisfying network constraints, including voltage, line-flow and generator limits.

This course is designed for practicing engineers in planning, operations, and markets who undertake studies of transmission and/or distribution networks. The course will provide a thorough coverage of OPF algorithms and applications. It will begin by considering the various power flow models and representations that are commonly used in OPF. Contingencies will be incorporated through N-1 security and operating reserves.

Melbourne: 23rd & 24th October 2018

Registrations close 19 October 2018

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Masterclass in Operations & Maintenance of IEC61850 Based Systems


Registrations are rolling in for this collaborative Masterclass brought to you by The Australian Power Institute, Jarrah Solutions & DT Partners. This course 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. Due to the course content, participants are expected to bring more than two years of substation protection, SCADA or control systems related experience.

This Master Class will provide participants with a working knowledge of how to test and asset manage IEC 61850 based systems and solutions based on today’s technology, demonstrated with proven products. Demonstrations will be performed using a multi-Vendor simulated substation environment. Demonstrations will supplement course material to help participants learn how to safely, reliably and efficiently test and asset manage IEC 61850 based systems.

Brisbane: 15th & 16th November 2018

Perth: 26th & 27th November 2018

Registrations close 5 November 2018

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