Energy is a hot topic at the moment, and Heather has spent a considerable amount of time on how we use this vital resource. She recently completed a Churchill Fellowship on the subject and now has ideas on what our energy future could become.
Heather worked for the State Government over ten years in policy development for energy management, industry and innovation and climate change. She developed a vital 2013 policy document, South Australia’s Greenhouse Strategy – Tackling Climate Change and, more recently for the Premier’s Climate Change Council, Towards a Low Carbon Economy: South Australia’s Climate Change Vision.
Since leaving state government Heather has focused on community energy. In 2016 she travelled on a Churchill Fellowship to the USA, UK, Denmark, Germany and Japan to investigate the role of community energy in provoking change in each country’s energy transition.
Heather now works with Tempus Energy to introduce a flexible electricity load market to South Australia as the perfect companion to high penetrations of renewable energy and a volatile electricity market. She is determined to use our energy transition to develop an innovative and leading edge energy sector, and volunteers for a number of community energy NGOs. Heather also teaches Atmosphere and Climate Change with the University of South Australia’s School of Education.