The AEMC is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Reliability Panel:
- Mark Collette; Executive Energy, EnergyAustralia has been appointed as the generator representative for a period of three years until 18 December 2021. Mr Collette is responsible for the operations, maintenance and asset management of EnergyAustralia’s generation portfolio and the management of all traded commodity exposures across coal, gas, electricity and renewable energy. Mr Collette’s appointment was made following consultation with registered generators. Mr Collette was previously a discretionary member of the Panel, having been appointed by the Commission in 2015.
- Stephen Clark; Technical and Economic Lead – Project Marinus, TasNetworks, has been appointed as the transmission network service provider (TNSP) representative for a period of three years until 18 December 2021. Mr Clark has responsibility for assessing the economic benefits of further interconnection between Tasmania and Victoria, as well as exploring the system performance issues associated with large amounts of inverter connected generation feeding an isolated power system. Mr Clark’s appointment was made following consultation with registered TNSPs.
- John Titchen; Managing Director, Goldwind Australia, has been appointed as a discretionary member for a period of three years until 18 December 2021. Mr Titchen established Goldwind Australia in 2009 and has since overseen the development of 390 MW of wind and solar generation now in operation and nearly 1 GW under construction. Mr Titchen replaces Mr Collette as a discretionary member of the Panel, following Mr Collette’s appointment as the generator representative.
The Commission welcomes the new members and we look forward to their participation in the Reliability Panel’s work on reviewing and reporting on the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system.
The Commission also wishes to thank outgoing Panel members Lance Balcombe, CEO, TasNetworks; and Miles George, Strategic Advisor, Infigen Energy for their valued contributions to the Reliability Panel over the past three years.
Media: Prudence Anderson, Communication Director, 0404 821 935 or (02) 8296 7817
The Reliability Panel, which forms part of the AEMC’s institutional arrangements, reviews and reports on the safety, security and reliability of the national electricity system. The Panel determines standards and some of the guidelines used by AEMO and participants which help to maintain a secure and reliable power system for consumers.
The Panel is comprised of members who represent a range of participants in the national electricity market, including consumer groups, generators, network businesses, retailers and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).