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Jarrad Wright predominantly works in improving the understanding of power system integration across generation, transmission, and distribution.  This is undertaken by applying advanced modelling and simulation tools to optimally plan for, design, and analyze transmission, distribution, and bulk power systems to push the boundaries of innovation, integrated analysis, and computational tool development. He has extensive energy sector experience in 11 African countries predominantly involved energy systems operations and planning, sector-coupling, system stability, network planning, resource forecasting, storage and enabling market arrangements.

Research Interests

Professional Experience

Commissioner, The Presidency: National Planning Commission of South Africa (2015–2021)

Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (2015–2021)

Regional Manager and Senior Consultant, Energy Exemplar (2014–2015)

Studies Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff (2010–2014)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

Master, Electrical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand


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