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Virtual Event: Insight into Power System Protection and Design


7 October 2021 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Australian WST)

This half day virtual event has been created as a taster and lead in to our larger two day Power Systems conference due to be held in May 2022. This virtual event and mini conference features some of our key presenters from the main conference delivering an insight into 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.

Event Topics & Presentations Include:

  • Renewables and Alternatives Implementation and the Associated Technical Issues - Professor Akhtar Kalam
  • How to leverage FCAS from a VPP without a market and can PV contribute to operating reserve? - Thomas Wearne
  • Designing a DERMS – The role and limits of forecasting and dynamic export - Thomas Wearne
  • Protection performance challenges with increasing levels of inverter based generation - Peter Mangan
  • Case Study: Mina de Cobre Panama - Integration of IEC61850 in protection systems - Raul Barrera
  • Thermal Energy - Smart Distribution in Districts and Buildings - Erwin Boermans
  • Voltage, Stability and Islanding Control in Microgrids - Phil Kreveld

Ticket Inclusions:

  • Access to the live virtual event on 7 October 2021
  • All ticket holders will receive the recording of the event (post event this will be sent out)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • A free download of one of our professional eBooks - RRP $139.94+
  • 15% off a registration to the IDC Power System Protection & Design Conference - May 2022
  • 10% off an Engineering Institute of Technology Professional Certificate of Competency Course - Valid to use the code until April 2022,  or any future courses

*Please note this is a live event, if you cannot make the time we will be sending out the recording however the only part you won't be able to participate in is Q&A (however you will still what questions were asked).

Registration Types

Early Bird - $149pp - Early bird discount runs until 1 October 2021

Single Ticket - $199pp

Student Ticket - $99.50 - To access student ticket pricing, you'll need to email us proof that you are a current studying student and we'll give you an access code to enter upon checkout for the discount. Email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Certificates of Attendance

All delegates who attend the event are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Please let us know via email to conferences@idc-online  if you would like this emailed to you after the event.

Full Conference: 12 & 13 May 2022

All attendees who attend this 'insight virtual event' receive 15% off a registration (of any ticket type, in person or virtual) to the main two day conference in May 2022. To view the event and full speaker lineup head to the events page here.

Event Details

Event Date 07/10/2021
Event End Date 07/10/2021
Cut off date 06/10/2021
Individual Price Early bird Extended! $149 (book before 1 October)
Location Virtual Event


Professor Akhtar Kalam
Head of External Engagement, Victoria University
Thomas Wearne
Alice Springs Future Grid Project Lead, Power and Water Corporation
Peter Mangan
Managing Director, Applied Power Technologies
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

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