Donald McPhail (BE, CPEng, RPEQ), is the Senior Network Strategy and Policy Engineer with Ergon Energy. Donald has been responsible for the development and implementation of Ergon Energy’s connection standards, strategies and policies for distributed energy resources – including Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles and microgrids. The focus of this work has been to facilitate Ergon Energy’s vision to become a market enabler, in an increasingly dynamic industry. From 2011 to 2013 Donald was an E.S. Cornwall Scholar, working in the UK, Netherlands and US and gaining exposure to international developments in the integration of DER. Donald is a steering committee member of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance.