Gerard Flack (Principal Consultant)

During his career at Hydro Tasmania, particularly while holding the Chief Operations Officer and Director Wholesale Energy services executive roles, Gerard has gained deep experience in and knowledge of:

  • The operation of the National Energy Market dispatch (spot markets) of energy and FCAS
  • Development and execution of commercial contracts (purchase and sales)
  • Protection scheme participation agreements (large industrial customers)
  • Granville Harbour Windfarm Power Purchase Agreement (bundled energy and LGC)
  • Basslink Services Agreement
  • Physical and financial risk management
  • Spot trading portfolio management
  • Wholesale derivative trading management
  • Ancillary service hedge products
  • Network support services and control systems
  • Network control system protection scheme
  • Frequency control system protection scheme
  • Automatic under frequency load tripping scheme (alternative to FCAS)
  • The challenges of maintaining energy security with variable renewable generation

In addition to market knowledge and skills Gerard is highly proficient at:

  • Leadership and team development
  • Operational efficiency improvement
  • Change management
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Strategic risk management
  • Customer relations management

View his full CV here.

2021 - - Principal Consultant at Oakley Greenwood

2019 – 2021 - Chief Operations Officer at Hydro Tasmania

2013 – 2019 - Director Wholesale Energy Services at Hydro Tasmania

2011 - 2013 - Commercial, Manager – Portfolio Strategy at Hydro Tasmania

2007 – 2011 - Trading, Manager – Spot Market and Operations at Hydro Tasmania

2005 - 2007 - Manager – Integrated Operations at Energy Market Operations, Hydro Tasmania

2003 – 2005 - Production Operations Planner at Energy Market Operations, Hydro Tasmania

2002 – 2003 - Gordon Team Leader & Operations Officer - Power Schemes at Hydro Tasmania

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