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Mr Leith Elder

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Network Analyst

Essential Energy


Leith was one of Australia's most experienced power engineers with over 40 years in the industry and with wide experience in dealing with problems of network design and operation, especially in rural areas. Leith also had extensive experience in power design, including designing and building light and power installations, diesel generation stations, uninterruptible power supplies, frequency converters, distribution substations, zone substations, underground cable networks, overhead line networks, protection systems and earthing systems.

Leith was an honorary professorial fellow at the University of Wollongong, where he assisted many PhD students with the practical and esoteric aspects of distribution networks.

Leith passed away in November 2016. Leith was well respected in Australia and internationally and his pragmatic engineering attitude and his cheerful, helpful nature will be sadly missed by all that knew, or had an association with him. He was 73 years old.

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