QLD Chapter AGM & Technical Presentation: Major Customer and Generator Connections - Challenges and the Future

QLD Chapter AGM & Technical Presentation: Major Customer and Generator Connections - Challenges and the Future



The EESA Queensland Chapter will hold its annual committee elections on 3 September 2019. Nominations are requested from Queensland Chapter members for the Queensland Chapter Committee for 2019/20 by 23 August 2019. Please consider nominating to assist the Queensland Chapter to coordinate and deliver a great continuing professional development program. Just complete the nomination form (click here to download) and send to Kim Boyd, QLD Chapter Chair. The AGM will include a brief review of the past 12-months and a vote for Queensland Chapter committee nominations.


Glenn Springall will speak about customer centric, customer connections. He will give an overview of the role that Energy Queensland plays in connecting loads and generators; the exciting and the challenging for the evolution of the distribution network.

Greg Elkins will speak about the role that AEMO plays in connecting major generators to the NEM. He will also discuss some of the challenges that have been faced and overcome, and what the future might look like in the generation / major customer connection space.


Glenn Springall (RPEQ CPEng NER), Manager Network Connections at Energy Queensland

Glenn Springall is an experienced Electrical Engineer across the areas of substation design, asset management, electrical infrastructure planning and customer connections with a particular focus on large scale grid connected renewable generation. Glenn is the Manager Network Connections as part of Energy Queensland; a role that entails facilitating the technical assessment and customer connection planning for complex connection projects (including navigation of the National Electricity Rules) along with network modelling for Energy Queensland. He is passionate about energy security and reliability, electrical infrastructure planning along with affordable and sustainable energy for communities and customers that Energy Queensland serves.

Greg Elkins, Principal Engineer at AEMO

Greg is an engineering manager who has worked across the full spectrum of the energy sector. Greg previously has worked as a consultant in the area of Power Systems Planning and Strategy for a niche consulting company and has also managed his own consulting business. Greg has also worked for Ergon and Energy Queensland responsible for the assessment of network investment and connection of large scale loads and generation. Greg has also played a leading role in both Australian and International engineering bodies. Presently he is working as a Principal Engineer for AEMO managing a team responsible for connections in New South Wales. Greg has been directly engaged in the connection or alternation of a number of gigawatts of projects.

Event Details

Tuesday 3 September 2019



Energex Building, Brisbane Room

26 Reddacliff Street

Newstead QLD 4006


EESA members: $30
Non-members: $0


The Queensland Chapter of EESA.

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