Directors

Mr David Smyth – BEng Elect (Hons), GCertMgt, RPEQ, MIEAust

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David is a senior professional engineer with extensive utility experience in the areas of electricity generation and distribution. David also has specialist knowledge in renewable energy systems and energy efficiency design. David has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from James Cook University, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Deakin University, and a trade qualification as an electrical fitter / mechanic / linesman.

David is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), Chair of Engineers Australia for the Cairns Region in 2006 and Clean Energy Council accredited Solar Designer and Installer.

Prior to establishing Evolve Energy, David held senior engineering and managerial positions within the electricity supply industry. During this time David initiated and delivered a variety of renewable energy strategies, programs and projects relating to remote generation and electricity distribution assets.

David is a Director of Evolve Energy Pty Ltd and Director of Energy Innovations Pty Ltd.

Mr Grant Behrendorff – TMIEAust MAICD

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Grant is a senior professional engineering technologist with a broad background in the electricity industry in Australia. Grant specialises in renewable energy systems and energy efficiency program development and implementation. Grant has a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from University of Southern Queensland and a trade qualification as an electrical fitter/mechanic.

Grant’s management and engineering expertise has been recognised through a variety of awards including:

  • Engineers Australia 2007 National Engineering Technologist of the Year
  • Engineers Australia 2006 National Engineering Excellence Award – Bushlight Project (Project Manager)
  • Engineers Australia 2001 Engineering Excellence Award (Qld Div) – Development of Stationpower ® RAPS system (Project Manager)

Grant is Chair of the Alice Springs Solar Cities Consortium and is regularly called upon to present on the subject of renewable energy generation and energy efficiency design to conferences, industry groups and government.

Grant is a Director of Evolve Energy Pty Ltd, a Director of Energy Innovations Pty Ltd and a non-executive Director of CAT Projects, an Alice Springs-based engineering consultancy.


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