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DNV KEMA strengthens smart grid services in Asia Pacific

Thu, 13 December 2012

Bonnitcha takes up his new position in December 2012 and brings with him extensive leadership experience and a proven ability to manage teams and delivering a broad range of consulting services for DNV KEMA in Australia and New Zealand. See side bar.

In his new role Bonnitcha will be responsible for the existing consulting teams in Australia and China and Singapore and to further develop the Management Operations and Consulting (MOC) business throughout Asia and the Pacific.

“I am delighted to join the DNV KEMA Asia Pacific Division and to be able to work with very experienced and knowledgeable teams to deliver on its development goals in this important market,” says Bonnitcha. “In the current energy environment throughout the Asia-Pacific region, nations are driving toward reduced reliance on fossil fuels, increased penetration of renewable sources, and meeting stakeholder demands for higher efficiency and reliability in power delivery. It is therefore important that utilities and energy suppliers have access to leading practices that are underpinning the adoption of automation technologies and applications, and smarter ways to operate power systems more efficiently.”

“I am glad that Don has accepted this new position. With over 20 years experience, he brings with him a wealth of expertise in smarter ways to operate power systems more efficiently. We will also make use of his industry insights across the wider DNV KEMA operations and the five geographical regions we serve here in Asia,” says Bjorn Tore Markussen, Chief Operating Officer in DNV KEMA Asia Pacific.

“The global MOC business in DNV KEMA is well-established and we have delivered projects for many years in China, India, Korea, Japan, South East Asia as well as Australia. With the anticipated need for more energy efficient operations, mainly through the application of smart grids and intelligent networks, we are now planning to expand our APAC teams to meet future market,” says Rob Wilhite, Global Director for Management and Operations Consulting Services in DNV KEMA. “Under Don’s leadership, we will continue to build capabilities to address client business issues in key APAC regions, using global knowledge and methods but applied with local experience.”

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