Transmission Development Supporting Energy Transformation in SA and the NEM

Tue, 2023-02-28 06:36 -- Catherine Rigby
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 17:00
Rainer Korte, Chief Operating Officer, ElectraNet
Engineers Australia Sir Robert Chapman Theatre
Event Details: 

This will be a face-to-face presentation describing Project Energy Connect, the new high voltage electricity interconnector under construction between SA and NSW. The speaker, Rainer Korte, will provide insights to SA’s leading role in the energy transformation and challenges arising. Learn about construction progress on the interconnector, challenging system integration requirements, and its role in supporting a clean energy future; how it will support the development of renewable energy projects and the export of renewable energy from SA. *This will be face-to-face event with no live broadcasting. We encourage you to take this rare opportunity for networking with past and new colleagues*

Rainer Korte, Chief Operating Officer, ElectraNet
Rainer is an Executive with over 35 years’ experience in the electricity industry who is passionate about energy transformation. As Chief Operating Officer, Rainer is responsible for providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity transmission services to South Australian customers, now and in the future, and leading initiatives that enable the transition to a sustainable clean energy future.

Rainer holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (with First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science and is a graduate of the London Business School Senior Executive Program. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and Engineering Executive (EngExec).

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