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Our mission:

  • To advance research in the area of renewable energy and power engineering in Australia
  • To promote strategic cooperation between the University of Tasmania and Tasmanian Power Industries in the area of renewable energy and power engineering research
  • To establish the University of Tasmania as a world class research institution in the area of renewable energy and power engineering.

Research Facilities

The Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems has access to several onsite laboratory facilities at the School of Engineering & ICT, including purpose built renewable energy, microgrid and power laboratories. Laboratories also maintain access to industry leading software packages for simulation, modelling and analysis in energy and power systems applications.

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Isolated Power Systems Connect

Our flagship annual event is Isolated Power Systems Connect, a utility and independent power producer forum hosted to facilitate knowledge sharing across operational remote area power systems. Details of the current and past IPS Connect events are available via the event website .

IPS Connect website

Tasmanian Future Energy Forum

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Energy Seminar series (IPS Connect website)

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Industry Partners

Corporate Members of the Advisory Board

  • Asian Development Bank
  • Australian National University
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Australian Power Institute
  • Carnegie EMC
  • ComAp
  • Energy Networks Australia
  • Flinders Island Renewable Energy
  • Go Solar
  • Goanna Energy
  • Hawaiian Natural Energy Institute
  • Hydro Tasmania
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Magellan Powertronics
  • Norske Skog
  • Novaris
  • Nyrstar
  • PowerCom
  • Regen Power
  • Reposit
  • Rottnest island Authority
  • Siemens
  • TasNetworks
  • Team Sustain
  • University of Sydney
  • UPC Renewables
  • World Bank


Professor Michael Negnevitsky

Director, Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems

Chair in Power Engineering and Computational Intelligence

School of Engineering
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 65 Hobart
Tasmania, 7001 Australia

Tel:  +61 3 6226 7613

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