Robbie Aherne, GM System Resilience, Transgrid

As General Manager of System Resilience Robbie is leading improvements in the resilience of Transgrid’s transmission network as the NSW / ACT power system transitions to renewable generation.

Robbie has a deep understanding of the integration of renewables into a transmission network – ranging from system planning to infrastructure delivery to system operations. He also has strong engineering and technology knowledge of modern and legacy power systems and diverse exposure to the integration of legacy and future assets. He has previously held roles in EirGrid as Head of Future Networks, Head of New Connections and Head of Public Engagement. He possesses highly developed stakeholder management skills and a holistic view of the economic, policy, technology, and engineering impacts of the energy transition.

Where you can see them

7 May

Plenary Panel 2 | Is Renewable Energy to Grid-Connection the Way to Net Zero? What Will Australian Networks Look Like in 2050?

10:25 am - 10:55 am at Leadership Summit

How will the impact of large-scale, off-grid renewables, challenges of big transmission and integrated customer assets shape the future for networks?

Speakers: Akanksha Sharma, Segment Director – Power & Grid (Pacific), Schneider Electric Robbie Aherne, GM System Resilience, Transgrid Alida Jansen van Vuuren, Head of DSO, Ausgrid Glenn Springall, General Manager Renewables and Distributed Energy, Energy Queensland Kate Summers, Principal Consultant – Power Systems, Ekistica