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New power systems expert for Aurecon

Clinton Carter-Brown

14 July 2014 - Aurecon is pleased to announce that Dr Clinton Carter-Brown has joined our Tshwane Energy Unit as a Technical Director. Carter-Brown joins Aurecon after an 18 year career with Eskom, where he was a corporate specialist in the utility provider’s Technology division.

“In his role as a Technical Director at Aurecon, Carter-Brown is leading a team providing specialised technical consulting services in the areas of strategic grid planning, generation planning, generation grid integration and smart grids,” says Tshwane Energy Unit Manager for Aurecon Johan Spies.

Currently, seconded to the Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme as Head of Technical, Carter-Brown is assisting the Department of Energy in the procurement of new generation capacity.

“The role involves strategic technical guidance and decision making support across a range of generation technologies, and the associated challenges in connecting new generation technologies to the Eskom and municipal networks,” adds Spies.

Regarded in the industry as an expert in his field, Carter-Brown was awarded the 2012 Specialist of the Year title in Eskom’s Technology group. He is the South African representative on the Cigré Study Committee C6, Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation, taking a leading role in promoting the progress and exchange of knowledge around the subject.

As the lead author of over 15 conference and journal papers, and co-author of numerous contributions, Carter-Brown has presented at conferences locally and internationally. He received best paper/presentation awards at the 2007, 2011 and 2012 Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities technical conferences.
In 1996 he undertook research leading to a part time Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town. His ground breaking research into voltage regulation design and management culminated in him receiving the 2003 Eskom Chairman’s Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation, and the 2003 South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Young Achievers Award.

After completing his PhD in electrical engineering part time from the University of Cape Town in 2006, looking at the probabilistic design of electrification networks, his expertise extended to network reliability assessment and optimisation, and the grid connection of renewable and embedded generation.

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