Kate Summers


Kate Summers FIEAust is a fellow of the Institute of Engineers, she holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons) major in Power and Control Engineering from Swinburne University (Melbourne) and a Graduate Diploma Management. Her career covers ten years working in transmission planning (dynamic modeling, power system control) and system operations with the SECV, then Victorian Power Exchange and later the National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCO) and fifteen years work with the renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro. In conjunction she has served four years as the technical director for the Australian Wind Energy Association and a further five years as the the Chair of the Grid Directorate for the Clean Energy Council. Her recent work focuses on elevating the role of power system control practises and highlighting where market rules have detracted from good control practice. She was included on the expert panel established by AEMO to review their report covering the power system event of the 25th August 2018. Kate recently commenced work as a Technical Executive with the consulting firm WSP.

14:15 - 15:10

TechCon Day 1 TechCon Day 1

System dynamics, the market and renewable energy