Rottnest Island 2017
I am pleased to announce IPS Connect 2017 will be held on Rottnest Island in Western Australia from the 13th to 17th of November.
Australian electrical power industry is currently undergoing significant changes, and in the next 10 years, it will undergo more changes than in the last 70 years. Power industry has to become smarter, much more flexible and deliver new products and services to the customer.
The power grid is transitioning from a traditional system of poles and wires to a high-tech network – the “smart grid”. The smart grid and distributed generation technologies are demanding a new generation of engineers equipped with a much more diverse skillset than ever before. Only innovative smart solutions will assure the affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity supply for the future.
This workshop aims to expand the success of CONNECT 2015 and CONNECT 2016.
The meeting will commence with a two-day professional development course with an excellent team of international, national and local speakers who will address a wide spectrum of issues covering integration of renewable energy in isolated power systems, increasing PV penetration, microgrid technologies and customer expectations.
The workshop presenters and attendees will discuss their experiences and share latest developments in the field of remote area power supply.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors: Hydro Tasmania, Goanna Energy Consulting and the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems of the University of Tasmania. Such support goes a considerable way to ensuring the success of this workshop.
On behalf of the organising committee I have great pleasure in welcoming you to
what we are sure will be a most stimulating and worthwhile event.
Professor Michael Negnevitsky
IPS CONNECT 2017 Chair