The IEEE Victorian Section is proud to support yet another world class IEEE conference being hosted in Melbourne.

The IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) – Asia Conference (link: is the premier event across Asia-Pacific for power experts from academia, electric power utilities, power and energy service providers, and research and development organisations to share and exchange experiences, new ideas and enabling technologies.  It is an international, non-commercial event.

This year the conference will be held from 28-Nov to 1-Dec at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.  Come to Melbourne and experience the cultural depth and multicultural diversity you would expect from a major global city but with a relaxed attitude that makes it easy for visitors from anywhere around the world to feel at home.

The conference differentiates itself from the many local industry conferences by bringing together highly recognised international expertise with rich perspective on the many issues facing smart grids globally.  The conference will showcase existing products and solutions, but also extend to the broader design, development and implementation of new technologies – with both practical demonstrations and analytical assessments of technology in terms of performance, cost and returns. Experts from Australia, Europe, USA and from across Asia-Pacific will attend and share their experiences in this space.

We are pleased to have already secured a number of prominent speakers from across industry and academia, including (among others):
•        Prof. Ross Garnaut (Uni. Melbourne)
•        Nino Ficca (CEO, Ausnet Services)
•        Prof. Ian Hiskens (Uni. Michigan)
•        Alistair Preston (Executive GM Transformation, AGL)
•        Prof. Lina Bertling Tjernberg (KTH, Sweden)
•        Mike Cleary (COO, AEMO)
•        Frank Lambert (IEEE PES VP Chapters)
•        Prof. Simon Bartlett (Uni. Queensland)
•        Chris Pattas (GM, Australian Energy Regulator)
•        Jay Giri (Director of Power Systems, ALSTOM Grid)
•        Prof. DP Kothari (GPGI, India)

For a full list of speakers, please visit the website at

Early-bird registration is still available until 22-August.
For more information, please visit the conference website at

I encourage all of our members to attend this conference.



Eddie Custovic


Dr. Eddie Custovic

Chair, IEEE Victorian Section 2016-2017