Technical Conferences

Power System Protection & Design Conference - Melbourne, Australia & Virtual Event

ANNOUNCEMENT: This event was originally 6 & 7 October 2021 but has now been post poned to 12 & 13 May 2022 and will be a Hybrid event with both in person and virtual ticket options available.

This two day conference will cover power system protection design, installation, testing and inspection procedures for industrial and commercial power systems with a strong focus on renewable energy and integration, microgrids, electrical safety and substation automation. This event will explore these electrical topics from a fresh yet practical perspective to help delegates reduce expensive downtime in their plant and/or equipment by identifying the correct application of these principles.

Keynote Speakers:

Conference topics include:

  • Renewables and Alternatives Implementation and the Associated Technical Issues (Keynote)
  • Case Study: Mina de Cobre Panama Integration of IEC61850 in protection systems (Keynote)
  • IEC 61850 Demonstration for Interoperability & GOOSE Messaging (Keynote)
  • Enhanced Switchboard Maintenance using IoT Technology 
  • How to leverage FCAS from a VPP without a market and can PV contribute to operating reserves? 
  • Protection performance challenges with increasing levels of inverter based generation
  • Arc Flash Hazards and Mitigation Using Protection Solutions
  • Frequency and Power Dynamics, the Pathway to an Orderly Energy Transition
  • Substation-Based Fault Location Technology for Power Distribution Networks
  • Designing a DERMS - The role and limits of forecasting and dynamic export
  • Thermal Energy - Smart Distribution in Districts and Buildings
  • Voltage, Stability and Islanding Control in Microgrids
  • Protection Complexities in the Electrical Rail Network
  • Australia's First Large Scale PMU Deployment in the Medium Voltage Distribution Network


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

Registration Types

Early Bird: We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until 31 March 2022

Group Special: We offer a 3 tickets for the price of two group special. The early bird also applies to this before 8 September. If you choose this ticket type, please ensure you email the names of all group attendees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online/Virtual Tickets: Virtual tickets are available for those that cannot attend this event in person, this ticket type will include live stream access to the conference across the two days, as well as a PDF version of the conference manual and materials (emailed to you the day prior to the event along with your web access link). Virtual attendees also have access to a certificate of attendance.

If you experience any difficulties, please email conferences@idc-online or call 1300 138 522. 

This Event is Proudly Sponsored By:

             Education Partner: 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

There is still sponsorship opportunities available for this conference. If you are interested please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus. All sponsorship placements come with an exhibition stand space at our two day conference.

Certificates of Attendance

All delegates who attend the two day conference are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Please let us know at the event if you would like this emailed to you post conference.

Event Properties

Event Date 12/05/2022
Event End Date 13/05/2022
Cut off date 10/05/2022
Individual Price Hybrid Event - Virtual tickets available
Fixed group price $3,590.00
Location Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Attachment PowerSystemProtectionDesignConferenceMelb.pdf


Professor Akhtar Kalam

Head of External Engagement, Victoria University

Mina Shehata

Managing Director, RMS Manufacturing

Thomas Wearne

Alice Springs Future Grid Project Lead, Power and Water Corporation

Peter Mangan

Managing Director, Applied Power Technologies

Talha Khalid

Project Engineer II - Protection, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

Kate Summers

Technical Executive, Power Operations (WSP)

Dr. Reza Razzaghi

Lecturer, Monash University

Raúl Barrera

Lead Engineer, Voltex Power Engineers. CEO, Power & Plant Training Pty Ltd

Erwin Boermans

Founding Director, COMFORTiD

Phil Kreveld

Author and Industry Electrical Specialist, Electrical Connection

Lilangie Jayasuriya

Secondary Systems Engineering Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

Martin Van Der Linde

General Manager, Marketing, NOJA Power

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Single Registration

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: Single Registration (valid to 31/03/22)

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: 3 for 2 Group Ticket (valid to 31/3/22)

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Group Ticket: 3 for 2

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Online / Virtual Registration

Two day, virtual conference ticket (live video link sent to you along with conference materials)

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