Isolated Power System Connect

Isolated Power System Connect provides a unique opportunity for industry, academia and international experts working in the field of remote area power supply and isolated power systems to connect, discuss and share their ideas, present results, reflect on past experiences and discuss future projects.

The destination for IPS Connect 2018 will Maui, Hawaii.


IPS Connect

Maui, Hawaii, USA

Rottnest Island, Western Australia
2017 presentation slides and photos

Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia

King Island, Tasmania, Australia

IPS Connect Committee


  • Professor Michael Negnevitsky
    University of Tasmania

Professional Development Committee:

  • James Hamilton
    University of Tasmania
  • Xiaolin Wang
    University of Tasmania
  • George Roe
    Alaska Centre for Energy and Power
  • Jennie Potter
    Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

IPS Connect Committee

Workshop Committee:

  • Richard Rocheleau
    Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Jeremy Kasper
    Alaska Centre for Energy and Power
  • Simon Gamble
    Enernet Global
  • David Pollington
    UPC Renewables
  • Ray Massie
    Hydro Tasmania
  • James Hamilton
    University of Tasmania
  • Xiaolin Wang
    University of Tasmania
  • Marc White
    Goanna Energy
  • Frederick Redell
    Maui County Office of Economic Development
  • Jeanne Skog
    Jeanne Unemori Skog LLC


Sponsors of IPS Connect are recognised as active participants and supporters within the sector. Contact James Hamilton or Professor Michael Negnevitsky to discuss supporting IPS Connect.

IPS Connect 2016 Program

IPS Connect 2017 will build on the previous two meetings held on King Island in 2015 and Flinders Island in 2016.

Click here to view the IPS Connect 2016 program book.

2017 Hosts

2017 Gold Sponsor

2017 Sponsors

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • IPS Owners and Operators
  • Government Representatives
  • Policy Makers
  • Aid Agencies
  • Utilities
  • Climate Change Advocacy Groups

IPS Connect Secretariat

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding registration and planning your attendance for IPS Connect 2017.

+61 3 6231 2999

2018 Venue

To be announced shortly.

Photo Credits
By dronepicr – Hawaii Maui Makena Big Beach, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45110309 
By Ewen Roberts – originally posted to Flickr as Sunrise over Haleakala, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7020300