As Western Power’s Acting Distribution Grid Strategy Manager, Janica Lukas is charged with planning for the rapidly changing future of the distribution network for Western Australia’s South West Interconnected System.
Janica is responsible for the distribution network strategy including the development of performance and transformation strategies based on scenario modelling tools with a 30 year outlook. She leads the Distribution Grid Strategy team in the development of network related investment proposals with a distribution CAPEX project pipeline of $25M-$30M per year. Her team actively investigates enabling the DER revolution and pilot projects across the network including stand-alone power systems, microgrids and utility scale battery energy storage solutions.
With more than 15 years’ experience with Western Power, Janica and her team are using engineering expertise to drive an innovative and optimised evolution of the network to support customers’ energy choices.
Owned by the Western Australian Government, Western Power’s vast transmission and distribution network connects more than two million customers to a wide range of both traditional and renewable energy sources across an area of around 255,000 km2. The South West Interconnected Network incorporates more than 103,000 kilometres of wires, 152 substations and more than 860,000 poles and towers.
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