TasNetworks has appointed a new CEO to head up the company as it progresses Project Marinus.

Dr Sean Mc Goldrick has been appointed in the position, with over 30 years’ experience working on electrical power systems, including serving at managerial and board level in electric utilities around the world.

Most recently Dr Mc Goldrick held the role of Executive Manager Major Projects at electricity network operator TransGrid (NSW), and his diverse career experience includes research and development, construction, operation, market operation, consultancy and planning and asset management of large-scale power systems.

During his career, Dr Mc Goldrick has worked and consulted for power utilities, transmission system operators and regulators in Australia, the UK and Europe. He has also consulted on major projects funded by the EU, World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. 

As the nation transitions to more renewable energy sources, TasNetworks is at the centre of the opportunities this presents for Tasmania. This includes progressing Project Marinus to enable TasNetworks to export more of its renewable energy to the National Energy Market.

Tasmanian Minister for Energy, Guy Barnett, thanked outgoing TasNetworks CEO Lance Balcombe for his dedication and contribution to Tasmania’s energy companies over the last two decades, including as the inaugural CEO of TasNetworks for the last seven years.

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