The Electric Energy Society of Australia is proud to present a number of events which include conferences, seminars and technical visits. They are all aimed at providing ongoing professional development to members and meetings attract expert speakers from Australia and overseas. An important benefit of meetings is the personal interaction members have with other members and with experts in the industry. To this end meetings are run in a personal and friendly format so that all present have the opportunity to be personally involved. Trade exhibitions at conferences attract industry experts both from Australia and overseas, and ample time is provided to discuss particular applications and new technologies in depth. These are rare opportunities to learn which do not fit in to the normal busy working week.


Smart Grid Half Day Seminar (webinar option available)


  • Prof. Joe Dong (PhD, GCert, BEng, Fellow IEEE)
  • Chris Amos (BEng, MEng Sci)
  • Dr Terry Summers (UON)

Date:             Thu 15th June 2017

Time:            3:00pm – 7:00pm AEST

Venue:          Engineers Australia Newcastle, Suite 3 Tonella Commercial Centre, 125 Bull Street (entry via Dick St), Newcastle West NSW 2302

Synopsis: With advances in enabling technologies and control systems, smart grids are increasingly being looked at and adopted as the next generation of power distribution networks.

This half day tutorial style seminar is aimed at practitioners that would like to better appreciate the latest developments in smart grids. This is offered as a general introduction to smart grids and relates to current technologies available. Experts from Academia and industry will present topics to provide an overall appreciation and some practical guidelines for the delegate to take back to the workplace.

The seminar is aimed at tradesmen, technicians and engineers with an aim to cover the practical applications of theory around smart grid technology, and will reference material for advanced learning.

Registration: Click here to register

Webinar: Fast Frequency Services – treating the symptom or the cause?

Presenter:     Kate Summers

Date:             Wed 5th July 2017

Time:            11:00am – 12:15pm AEST

Synopsis: This Webinar will raise questions regarding the Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) market structure and its influence on the deterioration in the frequency control of the power system with respect to regulation and in response to fast events.

Registration: Click here to register

Webinar: The Implementation of AS2067 – the key issues

Presenter:     Alex Baitch

Date:             Wed 17th May 2017

Time:            11:00am – 12:00pm AEST

Registration: Click here to register

EECON 2017 – Collaboration and Innovation: Adapting Today’s Grid for Tomorrow’s Future

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Date:             22nd – 23rd November 2017

Venue:          Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne VIC AUS 3006

Synopsis: There has never been a more exciting time to be working within the Australian energy industry. With rapidly evolving technology and increased community engagement, Australia has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the grid as we know it into the grid of the future.  EECON 2017 will bring leading industry influencers to Melbourne to discuss, collaborate, and innovate towards a brighter future – don’t miss out on this tremendous opportunity to discover and debate the future energy blueprint of tomorrow.

More info:      Click here for more information

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State of Play: Clean energy in Australia and recent developments within the Australian renewable energy sector


  • Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
  • Darren Gladman, Director of Smart Energy, Clean Energy Council
  • Stan Krpan, CEO, Sustainability Victoria

Date:             Tue 16th May 2017

Time:             5:30pm – 7:45pm AEST

Venue:           Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Synopsis: Hear about the status of clean energy in Australia at present, what the targets are for 2020 and 2050 and how well placed we are for meeting those targets. You will hear from three high profile speakers about Australia’s Renewable Energy Targets (RET), the latest developments within the Australian renewable energy sector, the interplay between emissions reduction targets and renewable energy targets and how government policy is facilitating this transition.

Registration:   Click here for more information and to register

Crowd Funding Innovation Panel

Date:             Wed 14th June 2017

Time:             5:00pm – 7:30pm AEST

Venue:           Engineers Australia Victoria, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Synopsis: Australia must innovate in engineering to remain competitive, and this requires attracting investor interest to your new concept. Industry experts will discuss the processes used in achieving funding for creative ideas, as well as their own personal experiences in the journey from "lightbulb" to implementation.

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NSW Annual Electric Energy Conference 2017

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Theme: Examining the evolution occurring across the electric energy area for a better understanding of the many opportunities and threats.

Date:             Wednesday 6th September 2017

Time:            8am - 6pm

Venue:          Dockside Conference Centre, Sydney

More info:     Click here for more information

Registration: Click here to register


Introduction to Lightning Protection for Substations

Presenter:      Malcolm Davies, SMEC

Date:              Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time:              3:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue:            SMEC, Level 1, 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Synopsis: Over the years, many theories and changes have been made to the approach and methodology applied by designers to minimize direct and indirect lightning strokes preventing damage to buildings and substations. Lightning strikes induce fast transient over voltages into the power system. These over voltages, if not intercepted, can damage plant and equipment.

Registration:   Click here for more information and to register

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South Australian Blackout – What Happened?

Presenter:      Dr Tony Marxsen, Monash University

Date:              Thursday 1st June 2017

Time:              3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue:            ENERGEX, 26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead QLD 4006

Registration:  Click here

Synopsis: In this presentation, Tony will outline the cause of the recent South Australian power outage that resulted in an ‘SA Region Black System’. Tony will be discussing the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) operating reports into the incident. This presentation will also be an excellent opportunity to hear first‐hand what role the operation of renewable energy generation sources and asynchronous Grid connections played in the outage. 

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Adelaide Rail Electrification Project

Presenter:     Paul Unny, Siemens

Date:             Monday 26th June 2017

Time:             5:30pm for refreshments and networking, 6:00pm start

Venue:           Bradley Forum, 55 North Terrace, Uni SA City West Campus

Registration: Registration will open in the week starting 15th May

Synopsis: A general description of the Adelaide Rail Electrification Project and innovations in the field of high voltage direct current design.

Sundrop Farm Project

Presenter:     Josh Smith, Senior Project Manager, Promenage Australia

Date:             Monday 15th May 2017

Time:             5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ACST

Venue:           University of South Australia, City West Campus, Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Organiser:     Anthony Mew, (Bradley Forum, Uni SA City West)

Registration: For more information and to register, click here

Synopsis: A description of the solar powered greenhouse to grow food without fresh water, located near Port Augusta.


Hydrogen in the Changing Energy Mix

Date:             Tue 13th Jun 2017

Time:             5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue:           Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street, West Perth

Presenter:     Murray Lyster

Registration: TBA 




Other Events

EEA2017: Electricity Challenges : Industry Solutions

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Date:             21st – 23rd June 2017

Venue:          TSB Arena & Shed 6 Complex, Wellington

Synopsis: EEA2017 : Electricity challenges : Industry solutions recognises that the industry faces many challenges, from new technology and evolving customer expectations to commercial and regulatory pressures. The electricity industry is rising to these challenges with innovation, leadership and robust engineering solutions.

More info:      Click here for more information

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