Kate’s interest in new energy technologies took off when she started working at “MaREI”, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland, after studying Engineering at University College Cork. Kate has gained experience with new energy technologies from both sides of the world, and since joining Vector in 2016 and has worked in both the unregulated and regulated side business. Her experience ranges from customer facing grid-scale Solar PV & Battery, network trials of Smart Fault Indicators, Distribution Transformer Monitoring and Smart Meter Data applications. Her current role is in based in Vector’s control room, where she manages the transformation of Electricity Operations Planned Work across the Auckland & Northern network Region. She is also currently Chapter Chair of IEEE PES New Zealand North.