- International Experience
- Regional Background
I am a Senior Engineer in Ergon Energy and Energex’s Intelligent Grid New Technology team. I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Space) from UQ, a PhD in Engineering (Metals Combustion) from QUT and a Graduate Certificate in Power Supply Engineering undertaken during the first years of my career in electricity industry.
I develop, test and deliver innovative solutions to emerging network challenges. For the past five years I have worked on network analytics tools in collaboration with industry partners to enable a future filled with rooftop solar, batteries and electric vehicles. This work won Energy Networks Australia's 2021 Industry Innovation Award.
I was awarded the 2021 Women in Technology "Rising Star Technology Award" and was a finalist in the Excellence in STEM category. I am passionate about supporting women in STEM with regular engagements at schools and universities.
About my role
The Senior Engineer in Intelligent Grid New Technology is responsible for researching, identifying, investigating and delivering new technologies to enable electricity distribution networks Energex and Ergon Energy to improve network operations and transition Queensland to a renewable energy future. The team’s focus is on distributed energy resources, energy management, renewable energy, demand management, power management and network modelling. The work contributes towards ensuring the safe, reliable, secure and affordable operation of the Queensland electrical network.
The Senior Future Technologies Engineer leads field trials of emerging low voltage regulation and battery technologies. This role also represents the business on collaborative research projects with Universities, research organisations and industry bodies. Senior Engineers work as the technical lead engaged in collaborative initiatives with prominent University researchers and industry partners. The work applies innovative network analyses to support the integration of rooftop solar, batteries and electric vehicles.
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Space)
- PhD in Engineering
- Graduate Certificate (Power Supply Engineering)
- University Medal (UQ)
- Conway Prize (Electric Energy Society of Australia – Best Member Presentation)
- Up in Lights Award – Recognition of Excellence in Performance, internal Energy Queensland annual awards.
15 year old me!!
My career journey
Completed Bachelor of Engineering
Undertook a PhD in Engineering
Commenced work in the electricity industry
Took leave to raise a family
Working on innovative industry projects