Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

New Zealand's Centre of Excellence for Power Engineering. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Event Calendar

Dates   Event   Detail
31 March 2018   Scholarship Application Deadline   Up to 5 scholarships are available for Third Professional students enrolled in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury, which includes at least one of the Power Engineering Course.
13 April 2018   GREEN Grid Conference 2018   The GREEN Grid project organises an annual conference for its main stakeholders. It is likely to be held on UC Campus and combined with an EV Seminar.
16 - 20 April 2018   South Island Field Trip   Electrical and Electronic Engineering students visit power generation, transmission and distribution sites. Further information will follow.
2-6 July 2018   High School Visits   The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the EPECentre are pleased to offer high school students the opportunity to visit the UC Electrical Wing.
July/August 2018
  Careers Convention   EPECentre/PEET members promote summer and graduate opportunities to Electrical and Electronic Engineering students. This event includes an industry panel discussion about career opportunities in the electricity industry.
15 August 2018   Scholarship Application Deadline   Up to 8 scholarships are available for school leavers and up to 6 scholarships are available for Engineering Intermediate students interested in pursuing the Electronic Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury.
September/October 2018
  Research Showcase   An event where EPECentre scholarships are awarded, projects by Electrical and Electronic Engineering students, EPECentre staff and associates are presented to the industry.

Annual Events

The following events are our main annual events. Please check the Events calendar for other events.

Power Systems Field Trips

The Power Systems Field Trips are four day trips organised once a year, alternating between the North and South Island. Students visit sites of our members, where they learn on site about hydropower stations, wind farms, geothermal, coal and gas generation, and co-generation plants etc in New Zealand. They also learn about sub-stations and the Transpower HVdc link.

Careers Convention

The Careers Convention is an annual event where recent Electrical Engineering graduates and senior engineers from the electricity industry meet our current Electrical Engineering students and guests, to discuss career opportunities and pathways for young engineers.

Research Showcase

The Research Showcase (previously known as the R&D Expo) is an annual event that showcases and celebrates innovative ideas implemented by final year and postgraduate UC electrical engineering students.

GREEN Grid Conference 

The GREEN Grid project, led by the EPECentre, organises an annual conference for its main stakeholders. GREEN Grid is officially titled the Renewable Energy and the Smart Grid project. For more information on the project, check the GREEN Grid webpage.