John Wallace (Senior Consultant)
John Wallace has had more than 40 years of experience in the design, construction, operation, maintenance and executive management of electricity networks. He previously held the General Manager Engineering Performance at Integral Energy and as a member of the Executive reporting to the CEO, he was responsible for: Network Planning; Network Control; Network Connections, Network Income and Tariff Policy; Engineering Policy; Engineering Standards; Metering Policy, Standards and Meter Reading; External Contracts, such as Vegetation Management and Pole Inspection; Network Safety; Network Demand and Energy Forecasting; Network Maintenance Policy and maintenance program management and Network Communication Policy and SCADA. John had seven direct reports with a total of approximately 550 staff, including the majority of the professional engineers in the organization. John also had a substantial input to two Network Regulatory submissions to IPART, including presentations to IPART.
Network Planning included formulation of the annual, five year and ten year Strategic Network Management Plans, including major capital projects, Network Refurbishment and Maintenance Expenditures. Network connections included Capital Contribution Policy together with management of the Contestable Works processes, together with all major customer and generation connections to the Network.
During this period, John was Integral’s representative on the Industry Safety Steering Committee; Energy Networks Association, as well as Co-Chairman of the Wollongong University’s Network Reliability and Quality of Supply Centre, member of Wollongong University’s visiting committee for education of Electrical Engineers and Integral Energy’s representative to CIGRE.