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Clare Paynter

Clare is an experienced engineer and AEMO graduate programme alumni with extensive power system modelling capabilities and experience, and well-developed communication and leadership skills underpinned by a broad knowledge base covering connection studies, electricity metering, congestion modelling, SCADA, remote power systems and project management. Alongside her time with AEMO, Clare has also worked in engineering roles for Power and Water Corporation and ABB.

With Ekistica, Clare provides design engineering, data analysis and project delivery services to a variety of clients and projects, other projects being managed by Ekistica including the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre, as well as contracts with Geoscience Australia and NT Airports Authority.

Clare is also actively involved in the development of the broader engineering community through various extra-curricula activities. These include a role as Conference Chair for the National Electric Energy Conference (EECON 2017), chairing a committee of 40+ senior power system professionals to bring together a national conference focused on innovation, collaboration and adapting for the future, and roles with the Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA), Engineers without Borders, and Cigre Next Generation Network.

Committed to the importance of high quality technical communication, Clare strongly believes that communication and empathy need to sit alongside technical prowess in order to translate the often complex challenges of remote area infrastructure development into meaningful and innovative engineering solutions.