Speakers

Nigel Buchanan

Head of Infrastructure, Lumea

Nigel Buchanan is the Head of Infrastructure at Lumea, and is responsible for organisational strategy, leading teams responsible for the investment and development of a variety of renewable energy assets.

His professional and empathetic approach to commercial negotiations is informed by over twenty years’ experience in consulting, business development and leadership within the large-scale infrastructure industry.

Nigel started his career in oil and gas, moving to the UK in 1998 before relocating to Azerbaijan. Passionate about improving the standard of living for future generations, Nigel’s early career focused on delivering projects that built the economic prosperity of developing nations through IMF and World Bank funding.

For eight years he had an incredible opportunity, he says, to walk across regions such as Georgia and the Caucuses, and be involved in research projects on Western Grey Whales off the coast of Russia. His primary interest has always been environmental with a lens on commercial outcomes and business development, and believes some of the biggest gains come from working inside the industry.

Joining Transgrid in 2010, Nigel was given the job of building a non-prescribed business to drive revenue by providing customers with an energy gateway to renewables. At the outset, his team set a target to bring 1GW of renewables. Within four years, he had expanded the business across Australia and successfully added 3GW of renewable power into the National Energy Market. Now that number has more than tripled.

Aside from his commercial work, Nigel has a strong interest in developing good policy for a rapid transition to renewables. He also sits on the Diversity Council and feels strongly about changing the gender skew in the electricity industry.

Where you can see them

March 17, 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Business Opportunities for Network Companies

A review of how one transmission company is building a new profitable business.

Location: Enlit Australia Leadership Summit

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