News and events

New iGrid reports:

  •     You can view all the final Intelligent Grid Cluster Reports from the new look Resources and Publications section.
  •  You can download a copy of the  Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap which was launched today by Honourable Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism The event will take place in Sydney on the 15 December,to the launch of the report developed by the University of Technology, Sydney.  The Roadmap is intended to provide a concise and practical blueprint for accelerating the deployment of distributed energy in the form of energy efficiency, load management, distributed generation and smart metering in Australia.  Click here to download the Roadmap


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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Cluster Leader

Professor Stuart White, Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures

PhD,  Bachelor of Science (Hons).

Stuart is the Cluster Leader for the Intelligent Grid Cluster. He has worked and undertaken research in sustainable futures for over twenty years, specialising in the use of last cost planning or utilities and the advocacy, design, implementation and evaluation of programs for improving resource use efficiency. Stuart’s energy research started initially at the Solar Energy Group in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he managed in a range of projects in the energy sector including the (former) NSW Sustainable Energy development Agency (SEDA) and the Australian Greenhouse Office.

Co Cluster Leader

Dr Chris Riedy, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures

PhD Australia’s response to climate change, Bachelor of Environmental Engineering,

Chris Riedy is Deputy Cluster leader.  Chris has over 10 years experience with in sustainable policy with expertise in energy policy, climate change response and stakeholder engagement. He has researched and directed projects on smart metering, wind power, and communication of climate change and greenhouse policy.

Cluster Coordinator

Louise Boronyak, Program Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Master of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Economics

Prior to joining the team Louise has been involved in a range of project management, coordination and stakeholder communication roles in green businesses and the finance sector. Louise's background is in economics and finance in various international banks before embarking on a career in renewable energy.

Louise has been involved in improving the efficiency of buildings in terms of water and energy. More recently she has been involved in the product design, development and commercialisation of Dye Sensitised Solar Cells and Evacuated Tube hot water systems.

Team Leader

Chris Dunstan, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Master of Economics, Bachelor of Economics,  Bachelor of Arts

Chris is Team leader for the Institutional Barriers project. Chris has worked for utilities and government and industry since 1990 focussing on removing regulatory and market barriers to the development of sustainable energy. Between 1997 and 2004, Chris led strategic planning and policy development at the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of NSW (SEDA). Between 2006 and 2008, Chris was NSW Manager for the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy (subsequently, the Clean Energy Council).

Intelligent Grid Projects: Institutional Barriers

Research Team

Jane Daly, Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate Sustainability, Graduate Certficate Engineering

Jane brings both government and industry experience of the energy sector. She has worked on a review of NSW Greenhouse Gas reduction scheme and NSW Renewable Energy target whilst at NSW Dept. of Water and Energy. She has also carried out electricity market modelling of the NEM.
Intelligent Grid Projects: Institutional Barriers

Edward Langham,
Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures

Ed will be involved with the development of the Dynamic Avoidable Network Costs (DANCE) model which will be previewed at the up-coming Sydney forum. Edward is an environmental scientist whose research interests relate to reducing the carbon intensity of the energy sector through demand management and the integration of cleaner energy supply. He has worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs within both public and private sectors in NSW, as well as in the South Pacific.

John Glassmire, Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures

Intelligent Grid Projects: Institutional Barriers

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