Tuesday, 29 November

10:00 – 12:00 Joint QuakeCoRE IP4 and EGRID Technology Megatrends Workshop on Machine Learning

Theme Resilience: Seismic, Volcanic and High Impact Weather


Location: 405-422. Auckland University Faculty of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


13:00 – 16:00 Substation visits












Location: Jellicoe Street Car Park (37-55 Madden Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland). Battery Energy Storage System – Vector Lights

Requirements: Full PPE, Vector WTC 2 holder

Vector personnel: Kate Murphy, Matthys Basson, Matt Sarten


13:00 – 16:00 Tutorial on Immittance and Frequency Response of Converters in Power Systems

Location: 405-430. Auckland University Faculty of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Abstract: The term immittance, combining the concepts of impedance and admittance, was created by Hendrik W. Bode. Input and output immittances of a converter are a type of transfer functions that define the converter’s frequency responses to external disturbances. Immittance modeling and analysis of converters in ac power systems was initially motivated by the need to study converter-based power system stability for electric ship and more-electric aircraft development. The rapid development of renewable energy and HVDC transmission in recent years created an opportunity as well as a urgent need to apply the methods to utility power systems. As a result, a large body of knowledge and a wealth of practical experiences have been developed. Immittance-based frequency-domain modeling now provides a general framework to study the stability of converter-based power systems. It also enables design engineers to optimize converters and their control for stable operation with/in the grid. New immittance-based converter performance specifications and system study procedures/tools are also being developed.

This tutorial presents an overview of the theory and applications of immittance-based frequency-domain modeling and analysis techniques for converters in power systems, with a focus on renewable power generation and HVDC transmission.

Speaker: Dr Jian Sun


16:00 – 18:00 Welcome session

Location: 405-422. Auckland University Faculty of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Opening & Panel Innovation and Start Ups, connecting Entrepreneurs with Policy makers.

Enabling Decentralisation: Future Regulatory & standards

Overview: Innovators and start ups are key to enabling the de-carbonisation of the energy sector, however they are often underrepresented in policy driving dicussions that impact the future of the indusrty, This panel disccusses the challenges and opporunities to connect Entrepenures with policy makers.

Speaker 1: Cristiano Marantes

Speaker 2: David Seymour


18:00 –20:00 Wonder Project Power Challenge Workshop and Networking

Charge up a brighter future for the electricity industry by signing up as a volunteer Ambassador for the Wonder Project Power Challenge in 2023

This free schools programme aims to inspire young Kiwis to consider a career in STEM, as they design and build their very own wind turbine to light up a mini town.

Wonder Project Ambassadors are role models for our future electricity industry workforce, uplifting students’ aspirations and confidence as they learn how teamwork can keep the lights on, the schools open, and the hospitals running.



Alison Lawrie (Wonder Project Team Lead)

Gay Watson


Renee King