Julia McDonald

Senior Engineer

Julia has 11 years’ experience in the energy industry with a background in power systems and renewable energy engineering, specialising in renewable energy integration projects in the Pacific region. Julia’s experience spans projects of all scales in the Pacific region and in Australia, ranging from 5 MW solar farms to off-grid solar systems for remote communities in the Pacific. Recent major projects include development of an energy sector Master Plan for the Federated States of Micronesia, design of island hybrid systems for Tuvalu and the Cook Islands, and high-penetration renewable energy integration for the Marshall Islands.

Julia hold a Masters in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. She currently is the Australian representative on the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s electric vehicle working group. She has been involved in the electric vehicle industry since 2008 and drives an electric classic Volkswagen Beetle. She is on the board of the Electric Vehicle Council and has run the Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival since 2009.

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