3 September 2014
One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture,
environmental and construction services companies, GHD, is
strengthening its reputation as a technical leader in power
generation, transmission, strategy and economics.
John O’Brien, GHD’s strategic energy advisor, has been appointed
by Hon Mark McArdle, Minister for Energy and Water Supply, to the
PowerQ Electricity Expert Panel in Queensland, Australia. The work
of the expert panel will help the Queensland Government implement
its plan to deliver a more cost-effective and reliable electricity
John has extensive experience delivering strategic engineering
services associated with the planning, development and operation of
the electricity supply system.
He has recently played a leading role in the delivery of
Northern Queensland Sustainable Resource Feasibility Studies funded
by the Australian Government, which analysed the feasibility of
major agriculture and power generation investment in the
John has worked extensively with major energy intensive
industries both in Australia and overseas to maximise the value of
their electricity and energy utilisation.
“Electricity is fundamental to the lifestyle of every Australian
and is a major contributor to our national economic and social
wellbeing,” John says.
“My work with agriculture, mining, manufacturing and process
industries highlights the importance of using our energy wisely and
delivering the overall objectives of efficiency, cost effectiveness
“The role of the Electricity Expert Panel is to critically
examine emerging challenges and opportunities in the sector. I am
very happy to have been selected as a Panel member and look forward
to contributing to its important work.”
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