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Dr Robert Barr AM

Honorary Professor

Tel: +61 2 4233 2420

Fax: +61 2 4277 0807


Robert commenced his career in the electricity supply industry in 1973 as a cadet engineer with Prospect Electricity. He was appointed as a professional engineer with Prospect Electricity in 1976 & gained experience in electricity distribution including load forecasting and system planning. Robert joined Illawarra Electricity as System Control Engineer in 1982 and was later appointed Area Manager Nowra with overall responsibility for electricity supply to 28,000 customers in the Nowra/Shoalhaven area of NSW.

Robert has managed and worked for his company "Electric Power Consulting Pty Ltd" since 1990 and has dealt with a wide range of power quality and general electricity industry problems.

Dr Barr was recognised by the Electrical College of Engineers Australia as the 2012 Professional Electrical Engineer of the Year and was announced as being appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen's Birthday 2013 Honours List for significant service to engineering, particularly electrical energy supply and distribution.

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