Australian Protection Symposium – APS 2022 @ Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day

The Thirteenth Australian Protection Symposium will take place on the 6th – 7th of September 2022 at Novotel Melbourne on Collins in Melbourne, Australia.

For the first time in four years, we are back in person! Join us as first-hand experiences from Australia and around the globe will be shared through paper presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions encouraging attendees to stay in tune with the latest solutions, innovations, successes, and challenges in our industry.

Since its inception fourteen years ago, the APS has been a truly successful forum. In earlier years, the Symposium toured major Australian cities with a number of expert speakers while also attracting knowledgeable local speakers in each location.  More recently, the Symposium has been held in Brisbane as a two day event with speakers and participants from energy companies, utilities, universities, manufacturers, consultants, service providers and standards committees as well as those generally involved and interested in the electrical industry, especially in the protection world.

The introduction of the IEC61850 communication standard has opened up another world of possibilities, but unanswered questions may lead to doubt and uncertainty. Also, ongoing changes in the electrical power industry caused by increased interest in renewable energy resources and the challenges of their integration, makes it essential for industry experts to share and discuss their approaches, experiences and solutions. Knowledge sharing on innovations and advancements in protection schemes, applicable standards and commissioning, testing and fault analysis, are important topics among others discussed at the APS.

The APS is not limited to sharing only Australian experiences. Past APS’s have featured presentations from the USA, Canada, Finland, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Singapore. These international contributions help to sharpen perspectives and raise new possibilities. The content of the APS is overseen by a steering committee of industry professionals from around Australia, each with an impressive record of experience in their field. Their expertise and collective industry insight ensures the program is of highest quality and covers topics of real interest in the field.

For more information visit the event website.

Hydrogen Connect Summit @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

8 – 9 September 2022 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • 7 Sept: Pre-conference Workshops/ Site tours (limited numbers)
  • 8-9 Sept: Two days conference


Proudly hosted by H2Q Hydrogen Queensland and supported by Queensland Government

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Hydrogen generation, transmission, storage and distribution are fuelled with challenges, growing domestic and global demand, and manufacturing opportunities in abundance. Whether you feature upstream, midstream or downstream in the complex hydrogen supply chain, the 2022 Hydrogen Connect Summit, has something for you.

Now that the hydrogen agenda is beyond hypothesis, and with a seismic shift in the past 12 months, we are able to share practical learned experiences, innovations, and best practices aligned to national and state initiatives, with early H2 transition a reality for many more organisations and companies on the brink of scaling up and ready to store, transport and replace fossil fuels with a truly green alternative.

H2Q’s September Summit will be generous; with case studies, panel discussions and hydrogen corporate project presentations. This event will pay special attention to end-user requirements for their transition to hydrogen, so that upstream, midstream and downstream providers can give industry reliability; what they want, when they want it, where they want it, and at the right price.

We are pleased to offer T&D subscribers a special 20% discount off registration. Please enter discount code: CONNECT20 during registration.

For more information visit the event website.

EEA NZ CONFERENCE 2022 @ Claudelands Hamilton Exhibition & Conference Centre
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day


It is an exciting time to be in the industry! Driven by the need to deliver a net zero carbon energy future by 2050 the Aotearoa electricity supply industry is on the cusp of transformation. Critically, the implementation and success of the net zero carbon strategy depends on our engineering and technical capability, putting engineers front and centre of this change.

Over the next decade electrification, customer-led solutions, and distributed energy generation technology (e.g. solar, batteries/E.V.’s, and wind) are going to directly impact the growth, demand, and productivity of our electricity infrastructure.

Hot on the heels of electrification advances will be the transition of technologies arising from the Fourth Industrial Revolution into our power system operations and addressing the complexity and risks of future power systems. The speed at which current breakthrough technologies such as artificial general intelligence (AGI), digital twins, immersive media, data, the internet of things, and cyber security have progressed has no historical precedent.

In order to understand these trends, enable change, and work with our customers to meet these challenges we must collaborate with others to grow our collective knowledge and understanding of new and emerging technology, drive innovation, and understand the risks. Only then can we deliver on climate change targets. This will be the focus of the EEA’s 2022 conference.

Once again we will be bringing thought leaders from across the energy sector to focus on delivering clarity around these complex issues and together we will brainstorm solutions and ways of implementing these to achieve our 2050 climate change targets.

The EEA conference will also include a comprehensive Trade Exhibition providing a great opportunity for businesses from around the world and New Zealand to showcase technology, services, people and products, and for attendees to get ‘hands-on’ with the solutions you need. The Trade Exhibition also provides excellent networking opportunities which is especially important in this time of change.

There is no better event than the EEA2022 conference to grow your knowledge and understanding of the future of our industry. As the power industry’s largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, the EEA conference serves to nurture and grow our industry capability and prepare the next generation of engineering and safety leaders, innovators, influencers, and change-makers to ensure Aotearoa’s energy future. As interested, curious and enthusiastic members of the electricity supply community you simply cannot miss it!

So put these dates in your diary now and join us at the EEA2022 Conference, on 19-21 September 2022. It is a ‘must do’ for your continuing professional development.

There is lots more to come so follow us on our LinkedIn page for updates.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at the EEA2022 Conference in Wellington.

Visit the EEA Events webpage for more information.

High Voltage Conference @ Crown Plaza Melbourne
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

This conference has been created for those working with high voltage systems in the mining, industrial plants, oil and gas utilities industries. The event will focus on earthing, design, testing, installation and maintenance topics. The high voltage installation can range from a substation, auxiliary systems, interconnecting cables/lines and naturally the user’s facilities such as a plant, factory, office facility and mine site. Equipment includes switchgear, transformers, converters, cables, lines, batteries, earthing systems, capacitors, reactors, buildings and structures.

The conference will cover the AS 2067: 2016 HV standard which provides minimum requirements for the design and installation of high voltages above 1kV (ac) so as to provide safe functioning in operation. In addition to HV design and installation, HV maintenance is a challenging undertaking and the Australian industry needs to have the sustainability and reliability of ageing HV equipment at the forefront of their minds when planning and designing their upcoming projects. The conference will discuss problems that arise from HV equipment maintenance and how industry can overcome these issues through well planned maintenance programs, adherance to standards/regulations and forward thinking.

Conference presentations & topics include:

  • International Update – An update on Grounding Design and Testing Standards Directions and Changes around the World
  • Case Studies: Defects identified within high voltage switchgear and cables via online Partial Discharge testing
  • Maximising the Success of Predictive High Voltage Maintenance
  • Transformers – Natural Ester-Retro-filling, Oil testing & Management
  • Partial Discharge Testing on Rotatory Machines
  • Life Management of Power Transformers – Synthetic Ester Retro-filling
  • Wow, I Got To Audit a Wind Farm
  • Off and ON-line Acceptance Testing and Diagnostic testing of Distribution Cables
  • Implementing partial discharge testing & monitoring technology: Real world case studies
  • Practical Case Study: Waverley Park 220kV Transmission Line
  • Arc Flash Hazards in HV Contexts
  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – ElectraNet Case Study
  • Analysis of Earthing Grids in Multilayer Soils at High Frequencies
  • Workshop: Earthing obligations under AS2067 have changed: What has changed, why, and what do you need to do next

Download the full event brochure to see all topics and speakers here.

EECON2022 @ Royal International Convention Centre Brisbane
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day

Our Energy Future – Unlocking Net Zero

This year’s conference will build on from our successful EECON 2021.

EECON 2022 will deliver a diverse range of informative and interesting speakers around topics such as:

  • Rapid transformation of Australia’s electricity systems
  • Involving significant investment in renewable generation
  • Storage and firming generation
  • The early exit of coal fired generation plants bringing changes to the transmission and distribution systems.

With the challenging task of reaching net zero by 2050, the energy industry needs to rapidly transform to assist the implementation and uptake of environmentally friendly technologies to cater to the complexities of the future landscape. EECON2022, themed Our Energy Future – Unlocking Net Zero, will explore and deliver a diverse range of informative and interesting speakers to shed light on the future energy landscape.

EECON2022 will also feature pre – conference tours, a conference networking dinner along with the two – day diverse technical program that explores our theme, “Our Energy Future – Unlocking Net Zero.

We believe EECON 2022 will be the ideal forum for like – minded people and organisations from around Australia to connect, network and discuss these challenges and opportunities in this
ever – evolving industry.

We cannot wait to welcome you to Brisbane!

Visit the event website for more information.

APTUG 2022 @ Twin Towns Conference & Function Centre
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day
APTUG 2022 @ Twin Towns Conference & Function Centre

The Leading Forum for Developing and Learning Protection Testing Techniques

The Australasian Protection Testers User Group (APTUG) Meeting is a forum for sharing experiences, developing new protection testing techniques and learning from the experiences of others in the industry.

The APTUG Meeting provides you the opportunity to:

  • Increase your knowledge on protection relays and testing techniques
  • Take advantage of peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Present or perform practical demonstrations on new or interesting test applications
  • Learn from technical training in testing techniques and test plan creation
  • Share best practice techniques and applications for protection system technologies
  • Discuss recent and future enhancements to Doble hardware and software
  • Provide feedback to Doble for correction of problems and future developments

Following its debut success, High Voltage Testing Forum continues in 2022

This year APTUG and Doble will again facilitate a High Voltage Testing training and seminar stream that will run parallel with the Protection Stream. This new format first introduced in 2018 will provide specific training and discussion around testing primary plant, interpreting results and sharing industry experiences.

The sessions will be arranged in such a manner that the attendee can move between the Protection and High Voltage Testing streams based on the topics of most interest and relevance.

For further information view the Event Flyer – APTUG_2022