Call for Papers


Abstract submission is now closed.


Friday 24 November 2017   Abstract submissions open
Friday 23 February 2018   Abstract submissions close
Friday 16 March 2018   Notification of acceptance
Friday 30 March 2018   Authors to confirm participation
Friday 4 May 2018   Full paper due



Paper abstracts are invited for the Electricity Engineers’ Association 2018 Conference to be held in Auckland on 20-22 June 2018.

The EEA Conference is the premier engineering/technical event for the New Zealand electricity supply industry and the 2017 conference attracted over 1,000 delegates and visitors.

The 2018 Conference will bring an exciting mix of keynote addresses, technical papers and interactive panel sessions focussed on ‘Engineering, Technology and Innovation’.

Conference speakers will come from across the supply chain and represent the diversity of people, knowledge and technology that are shaping the future of the electricity supply industry in New Zealand and globally.

Technology, the political and regulatory environment, changing customer behaviours, evolving market forces and safety are some of the many drivers for change in the power industry.


Paper proposals are invited from all sectors and companies in the industry

As a first step in the ‘Call for Papers’ we are inviting abstracts from industry stakeholders.  Abstracts can include engineering and strategic analysis, research insights, case studies, and project results and should cover any of the following theme areas:

Theme 1: Designing and integrating new technologies

Theme 2: Existing Assets – optimising for performance, cost and risk

Theme 3: Engineering in the 21st Century – Powered by Data

Theme 4: Strategic Influencers driving technology and innovation

Theme 5: Attracting, developing and maintaining workforce expertise

Theme 6: Delivering positive change in Health and Safety

For a list of suggested topics in each of these areas, please click here.

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration for the Conference Programme, you must also intend to register for the Conference and Exhibition.

To access the Abstract Submission guidelines and terms and conditions, please click here.

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically in accordance with the guidelines provided.


Previous events have been attended by industry CEOs and senior managers; engineering and asset management staff; technical, safety and business development managers; system analysts and planners; field staff and supervisors; engineering students and academics from NZ universities; Government officials; consultants and contracting staff; standards writers and other industry stakeholders.



The writing and presentation of technical papers is an important part of every person’s professional development and training.  It provides the best opportunity to share your experience and innovative work among enthusiastic and knowledgeable industry engineers.

The EEA Conference gives the opportunity to profile and share information on new engineering knowledge, practices or technology; and a platform for a company or individual to get recognition as an engineering leader.

University and Polytech students are encouraged to submit paper proposals. EEA has a strong commitment to the future development of our industry engineering students and to integrate student learning with the Conference experience. Student papers keep industry informed on current research projects, whilst the Conference provides the opportunity for them to meet industry engineers and employers.


All papers submitted are eligible for the Best Paper Awards which are awarded to papers of outstanding quality. The Best Paper Awards categories include:

-          EEA Member
-          Best Paper Presentation (sponsored by the IET)
-          Student
-          Non-Member

For further information on these awards please click here.