About the AUPEC2017 conference

The Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference is the top conference in power engineering in Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand. It provides a forum for university researchers, industry researchers, and experts in power engineering to share ideas, present results, consider past experiences, and discuss new ideas.

Our 2017 conference will be hosted by Victoria University, over four days from 19 to 22 November, in the heart of Melbourne.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • hear from academic and practice leaders in the field (keynote presentations)
  • share their own research and experiences through presentation sessions
  • network with like-minded professionals.

Theme: Smart Power Grids in the 21st Century

This year’s theme explores the transformation of the power network into a ‘smart’ grid capable of meeting 21st century economic, security and environmental challenges.

Smart energy technologies are enabling these changes, but the smart grid still faces hurdles.

Particularly, extensive field testing is required to prove new energy systems and regulatory reform. This will help eliminate financial disincentives for adopting new technologies.

A host of new smart energy devices and systems are emerging that can take pressure off overloaded grid infrastructure and power costs, dramatically improving grid reliability and security, and accelerating the growth of cleaner power generation.

Discount to attend the Electric Energy Conference

We are offering a joint promotion for our attendees to also go to the National Electric Energy Conference 2017 (EECON 2017).

EECON is proudly a technical conference – bringing together the best technical experts in every facet of the electric energy community, to collaborate, debate and discuss our energy future.

See our information for registering for both conferences.

For further information or queries please contact aupec2017@vu.edu.au

Reasons to attend EECON 2017

EECON offers hard-hitting discussion with industry experts

  • Get to the heart of the issues: The only electric energy conference organised by a large volunteer committee of industry professionals and academic experts.
  • Debate the issues that matter: Covering each part of the electric energy sector, EECON engages in rigorous and analytical hard hitting-discussion.
  • Understand the full picture: With three dedicated streams and numerous sessions, EECON will include presentations from all perspectives, as well as engaging panel discussions.
  • Build your understanding of critical Victorian energy infrastructure: Featuring an impressive side program, including site visits to wind farms, thermal power stations, substations, control rooms and manufacturers.
  • De-mystify the industry: Participate in targeted crash courses on all facets of the electric energy system – critical for students, young engineers, and those new to industry.
  • Recognise your peers and celebrate industry excellence: Attend the spectacular sit-down conference dinner at the impressive Eureka Tower, which will include the launch of the inaugural Energy Excellence Awards.

Victoria University & power engineering

VU’s College of Science & Engineering has a dynamic research culture that is internationally recognised.

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings we were rated well above world standard (rating 5) in electrical and electronic engineering.

Our Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering teaches the next generation of power engineers to design and develop smart grids, incorporating communication, control, and automation technologies.

Partners & sponsors

AUPEC 2017 is organised in collaboration with:

  • Australasian Committee for Power Engineering (ACPE)
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Deakin University
  • RMIT University.
  • EduTechnics
  • ASES
  • Electronics Components
  • IEEE

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