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Another successful Annual Power Engineering Exchange was held on the 22nd August 2019 in Christchurch in conjunction with EPECentre, and held at Canterbury University, this year's theme was "Evolving Technology".

There were eleven distribution engineers and university students presenting. This year there were forty one delegates registered representing all sectors of the industry and universities from Kerikeri to Dunedin, there was also a delegate from Suva this year.

Best presentation and People's Choice Awards

Parsa Zakeri won the Best APEX Presentation Award for his presentation on "Analysis of an Intelligent Merging Unit Based on IEC 61850-9-2". Parsa's presentation analysed the Sample Measured Values process bus concept defined in IEC 61850-9-2.

The audience was also invited to vote for their best presenter, Rob Hockey and Andrew Berry won the People's Choice Award for their presentation on "Extracting Value From Conflicting Opinions" where they discussed how as young engineers, it is their place to challenge the status quo and to consider conflicting opinions, rather than simply accepting the established order.

Our Thanks

Our thanks to Neil Hamilton from Canterbury Tech for his keynote presentation "Embracing Technology" and the rate of change, what skills are required into the future and how to embrace change in organisations.

To our industry panel members, Nicolas Vessiot (Powerco), James McDowall (Meridian), Jason Hall (Beca), and Alisdair Reid (Orion), thanks for your views and answering great question about "what needs to change in organisations to embrace the digital future" that young engineers are keen to be a part off.

APEX is possible because we have fantastic sponsors in the industry, our venue and organisation support, EPECentre, Presentation prize Co-Sponsor Cigre and our summit sponsors Meridian, Mitton Electronet, Orion and PSC a huge thanks.

Use this link to APEX 2019 presentations.

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