27 October 2022
Dr Marnie Shaw, Research Fellow with the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP), has been recognised for her leadership in clean energy receiving a Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership from the Clean Energy Council. This award recognises the immense talent, enthusiasm and energy that Marnie brings to the field.
Marnie is one of three winners of the ‘Executive Ready’ award that supports women who are emerging leaders in this field, providing them with the opportunity to take part in a seven-month development program for middle to senior leaders.
The award honours the late Chloe Munro AO FTSE, an Australian energy expert, inaugural chair of the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Regulator, and visionary pioneer of a clean energy future
“Chloe Munro was so inspiring, and it means a lot to me to be awarded this scholarship in her name. We need lots of different types of people to work together to enable a rapid shift to a decarbonised energy system, with energy users at the centre, and economic benefits fairly distributed to all Australians. I’m so glad to be part of it,” said Marnie.
“We’re incredibly thrilled to be adding to the talented cohort of women who received Chloe Munro Scholarships in the inaugural round of the program,” said Clean Energy Council Chief Executive, Kane Thornton.
“Despite the Australian clean energy sector performing better than the average for the global renewable energy industry when it comes to the employment of women, we know that it remains predominantly masculine, with more than 60 per cent of the workforce identifying as men. The representation of women drops further as we focus in on senior leadership roles or board positions.
The Chloe Munro Scholarship for Transformational Leadership has been established through the leadership of the Clean Energy Council and is supported by Women & Leadership Australia, ACEN Australia, the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Carbon Market Institute, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Energy Efficiency Council, Goldwind, GreenCollar, Hydro Tasmania, Iberdrola Australia, the Monash Energy Institute, Sentient Impact Group and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Marnie leads a number of projects within the Program including: Big batteries – grid-scale batteries to support the energy transition; My Energy Marketplace; The Neighbourhood Battery Initiative and Community models for deploying and operating Distributed Energy Resources. Her research interests focus on the application of data analytics and machine learning to a range of data-rich problems, including the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid.Find out more about Marnie here.
Find out more about the Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables Program here.