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As a leading conference in Australasia region, The Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) has been involved in every stage of the grid transformation.

In a recent report published by the Climate Council in Australia, renewable energy generation in the NEM has increased by 20% in 2021, and the large and small-scale solar PV systems have provided 31.4% of electricity generation in the same year. This year, Australia has passed 25GW of installed PV capacity, leading the world with 1kW per capita. South Australia also continues to lead the renewable energy uptake and generation both in Australia and in the world. At the end of 2021, South Australia has run entirely by wind farms, rooftop solar and utility scale solar farms for about 156 hours as well as forced to curtail power in two separate occasions.

Therefore, in 2022 the theme of the 32nd AUPEC is “Towards 100% Renewable Power and Electrified Transportation Systems”. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 32nd AUPEC2022 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Call for papers

The scope of the conference includes but not limited to following topics:

Renewable Energy Resources
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Hydro/tidal/wave energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Integration of renewable resources to grid
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Energy storage technologies & systems
E-mobility & Electrification
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Mine electrification
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Naval and aircraft power systems
  • Smart charging planning
  • AI and Machine Learning for Grid Integration
Transmission & Distribution Systems
  • T&D planning and operation
  • Load and frequency control
  • Electricity market and economics
  • Reactive power and voltage control
  • Computer-aided analysis of power systems
  • Power system stability and control
  • Coordinated T&D planning and operation
Power Engineering Education
Power Electronics
  • Battery/EV chargers
  • DC-powered dwellings
  • Wide bandgap devices and applications
  • Energy conversion systems and applications
  • Component, converter and subsystem technologies
Smart Grids
  • Cyber security and data analysis in smart grids
  • Intelligent control of power systems
  • IoT and IoE in power systems
  • Energy management and energy efficiency
  • Grid integration of electric vehicles
  • Application of AI and machine learning
Electric Machines & Drives
  • Industry and automotive applications
  • Permanent magnet generators and motor drive systems
  • Diagnostics and prognostics of electric machines and systems
  • Intelligent control of electric motor drives and systems
  • Novel designs and applications
  • DC, AC, and Hybrid microgrids
  • Islanded and remote grids
  • Regulations and standardisation for Microgrids
  • Power and energy management and control of Microgrids

Paper template and instructions: IEEE Conference Template.
Download template in Latex or Microsoft Word.
Page limitations: up to 6 pages.
Accepted and presented papers will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Important dates:

  • 30 March 2022: Paper Submission System Opens
  • 31 July 2022: Paper Submission Closing Date
  • 14 August 2022: Extended Paper Submission Closing Date
  • 31 August 2022: Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • 2 September 2022: Extended Notification of Paper Acceptance


Committees of AUPEC 2022

Registration Opens From April 2022

Register eariler for the early-bird discounts

Non-member registration AU$750
Non-member registration, Early-Bird by
2 September
ACPE Member registration AU$650
ACPE Member registration Early-Bird by
2 September
Full-Time Student registration AU$550
Full-Time Student registration Early-Bird by
2 September
Single Industry-Day Only Registration (student) AU$50
Single Industry-Day Only Registration (industry) AU$200
ACPE Lifetime Awards Holders (Free but needs to be registered) AU$0
Additional paper(s) cost, per paper AU$200
Maximum number of papers can be four (4) in total.


Keynotes and workshops schedule

Download the conference booklet

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre

In his presentation, Mark will discuss projections for electricity demand and uptake of customer energy resources over the coming decades, the implications for electricity networks and the market more broadly, and opportunities to release increased customer and community value through leveraging flexibility and latent network capacity.

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre

This panel session is aimed to give an overview of development of this unique solution in Australia. You will hear from the leading distributing networking implementing dynamic connections, the PV industry as well as aggregators who work with the customer and enable coordination of DER.

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre
  • 3603, Guideline on using Extra Low Voltage DC in Supplying LED Lights for Construction Sites
  • 3704, Management of Harmonic Distortion for Large Renewable Energy Generation
  • 6838, Optimal Switching Sequence Direct Power Control for AC/DC Converters with Enhanced Converter Model for Lower Switching Frequencies
  • 9045, Investigation of Short-Term Intermittency in Solar Irradiance and Its Impacts on PV Converter Systems
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 2161, Voltage Stability Indices for Islanded Microgrids
  • 2430, A model predictive control approach for cotton farm microgrid operation under uncertainties
  • 2990, A Method for Low-cost Microgrid Data Aggregation and Dashboard Display Prototype
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 2204, Optimal activity and battery scheduling algorithm using load and solar generation profiles
  • 3158, Data-Driven Computational Algorithms for Predicting Electricity Consumption Missing Values: A Comparative Study
  • 8768, Forecasting and Optimizing a Microgrid for the IEEE-CIS Technical Challenge
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18

This presentation discusses the important factors need to be considered for choosing a right wind turbine for a right site. A worked example will be provided, and some recommendations will be made for optimal performance of a wind farm project.

Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre
  • 885, Reliability Assessment of Selected DC/DC Boost-Converter-Based Multiport Converter Topologies
  • 3970, Electromagnetic Compatibility Issues with Off-the-Shelf Power Converters: A Case Study
  • 6905, A Novel Non-Isolated Three-Port Converter for Battery Management Systems
  • 8593, Performance Analysis of Virtual Synchronous Generator based Grid Forming Inverter under Different Load Types
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18

This tutorial aims to offer insights and provide power engineers with an overall understanding of these IoT and technologies surrounding it, helping them to effectively utilize the IoT and data analytics in their current and future research and professional activities.

Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 289, Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Grid Impact on Short-Term Voltage Stability in Renewable Rich Grids
  • 2570, Sizing of Energy Storage Based on the Duration of Stored Energy
  • 4199, Energy Balancing & Stability of a Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage System in a Low-Voltage Community Microgrid
  • 9582, Method and Analysis of Short-term Intermittency in a Hybrid Wind and Wave Power Unit
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 3424, Comparison of Sinusoidal and Rectangular Current Excitations in Multiphase Trapezoidal Back EMF Permanent Magnet Machines
  • 4272, Thermal Prediction of Induction Machines Based on Finite Element and Analytical Methods
  • 5530, Unbalanced Axial Forces in Axial-Flux Machines
  • 8699, Design Optimisation of a High Power Density Electric Machine using Soft Magnetic Composites
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 1370, Transient Behaviour of Distribution Power Systems in the Presence of Six Disruptive Technologies
  • 6556, Planning of Future-Proof Residential LV Networks
  • 7178, Enhancing the Stability of Integrated Power System With Renewable Energy Through Advanced Controls
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.17

Location: Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant – Busses are available at 17:10 PM at this location

Why women are underrepresented in energy industry? Can women, on the other hand, bring new norms to this area? Will they be able to transform setbacks into opportunities? We will discuss these questions as well as the challenges and opportunities that women experience in power engineering fields in this panel discussion.

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre
  • 7167, Efficient anomaly detection method for rooftop PV systems using big data and permutation entropy
  • 8929, Forecasting PV Curtailments in Large Electricity Distribution Networks Using Quasi-Static Time Series Simulations
  • 9027, Application of Recurrent Neural Network Model for Short Term Photovoltaic Generation Forecasting
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18
  • 7595, A Study on Dual and Single Stator Axial-Flux Induction Machines
  • 8854, Multi-level Design Optimization of an IPMSM Drive System Considering an Improved Loss Model
  • 9428, Design of a 100 kW Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Generator for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • 9472, Overload Performance Study of Induction Motors for Traction Applications
Location: Ingkarni Wardli Room B.18


There will be seven best paper awards worth $500 each up for grabs at AUPEC 2022.

Thanks to SA Power Networks for sponsoring two awards in the "Grid integration of electric vehicles" and "Distributed Energy Resources" categories.
The rest of the awards will be given to other themes listed

Eligibility Criteria:
1- Must be a student
2- Must be the first author
3- The paper must be presented by the first author

The award committee will choose the awardees based on the quality of the paper and presentation.


AUPEC2022 is jointly organised by


Travel and accommodations

Travel guidences can be found in Tourism SA

Some accommodations near the venue:
Hotel Richmond
Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Ibis Adelaide
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel


AUPEC2022 is sponsored by

AUPEC 2022 is seeking support from sponsors. Sponsorship packages as follows

Logos in publicity activities Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free registrations 2 2 2 1
Banner in venues Yes Yes
Dinner speech Yes


The conference venue will be in the North Terrace Campus of the University of Adelaide that is in the city centre and at walking distance to dining facilities and accommodations

To contact the committee for any concern, please send your enquiries by filling the form below: