About Us

The team at Incite Energy combine deep energy sector expertise, analytical and strategic insight.

Established in 2016, Incite Energy Directors’ Michael Cornwall, Neville Wood and Greg Denton connected through a desire to incite innovative and optimised clean energy solutions across a blend of specialist economic, financial analytical skills, engineering, and project management capabilities. We utilise our experience and invest in ongoing training to deliver optimised clean energy solutions for our clients

Client Focused Problem Solving

Advanced market modelling and analytics

Real-world market knowledge and experience

Emphasis on optimisation and constructability

Our Mission

Although the scale of projects and the breadth of services that Incite Energy offer has grown significantly, the core objective remains the same – to incite real change in the world by accelerating the transition
to a lower emissions future.

Meet our team

Greg Denton
Managing Director MBA (Dist), BA, BCom, GAICD

Greg has 25 years of electricity market experience, specialising in energy economics, electricity contracting and enabling the transition to renewable energy solutions. He was previously an executive with Western Power and then Worley, and Chair of the Sustainable Energy Association.
His focus is on commercial, regulatory and market design aspects of energy transition, covering electricity and gas.

Neville Wood
Engineering Director MIEAust CPEng, RPEQ, NER

Neville has 20+ years of energy industry experience, both in Europe and Australia. His expertise covers energy systems access, operation and design within Utilities, Consulting and EPC practices.
He provides an holistic understanding of the operation of power systems with diverse market requirements and brings innovation to improve operational integrity and efficiency.

Michael Cornwall
Project Director MIEAust CPEng, RPEQ, NER, BCom

Michael is a Project Manager and Chartered Professional Electrical Engineer with a deep understanding of the feasibility, optimisation, delivery and network integration of large-scale renewable energy projects.
His personal focus is on optimising both the commercial and technical feasibility of a project to ensure its ongoing success.

Kody Ponds
Director of Decarbonisation MIEAust, NER, BE / BCom

Kody has extensive experience in renewable energy integration, strategic and directional studies, project execution and mining operations. She is a qualified electrical power engineer and industrial computer systems engineer with over 9+ years of industry experience. She also holds a commerce degree and is a qualified mental health first aider. Her focus today is on strategic planning and communication, business case development, investment evaluation, project management and execution of renewable projects.

Matias Valdes
Electrical Engineer PUC, MIEAust

Matias is a power systems engineer with 5+ years of experience developing renewable energy projects focusing on solar, wind and hydro technologies. He has broad knowledge in power system analysis, designs and operations, complemented by an expertise in diverse modelling software and applied technical and regulatory standards in Australia.

Igor Perin
Technical Director PhD, MSc Electrical Engineering, RPEQ

Igor holds a PhD in electrical engineering, and is highly skilled in Renewable Energy, Traction Power  Systems, Transmission, Distribution, Oil and Gas, Water Treatment, with voltage levels ranging from 11kV to 330kV. His focus is on transmission and distribution design, substation design, network modelling and renewable techno-economic modelling.

Dale Crossley-Guy
Undergraduate Electrical Engineer

Dale is an undergraduate electrical engineer, currently studying Electrical Power and Renewable Engineering at Murdoch University. He is a committee member of the Murdoch Engineering Student Society and is involved in organising events. With an aptitude for techno-economic modelling, Dale is passionate about accelerating the uptake of renewable energy for a more sustainable future.

Manish Bhambhu
Power Systems Engineer BTech, MEng, MIEAust

Manish is Incite Energy’s Power Systems Engineer, with experience working both in India and Australia. He has been involved in the manufacture, installation and testing of electrical equipment and is experienced in planning and scoping of maintenance work. His area of special interest is renewable energy, and he is passionate about working towards a sustainable future.

Manish approaches everything with a problem solving attitude and enjoys thinking outside the box in all aspects of life. He derives great satisfaction from improving the efficiency of systems and providing alternative workable solutions.

Tomás Durán
Country Manager – Chile PUC, MSc Electrical Engineering, CE

Tomás is a versatile professional with over 8 years of experience in engineering, finance, agriculture, and water management in Chile and LatAm. He specializes in the renewable energy sector, having developed over 100MW of renewable energy projects, led strategic techno-economic evaluations, and owner’s engineer and asset management services. He has also overseen large investment portfolios in the financial sector. 

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie is the Administrator of the Incite Energy team. Stephanie has worked in a variety of administrative roles, most recently in the medical industry. She also has extensive experience in customer service, both in retail and hospitality. 

Stephanie has spent time studying administration, hospitality, finance and singing teaching. She has a passion for administration and a desire to assist others to carry out their organisational roles.

Shweta Singh
Senior Protection Engineer BEng, MEng (EPS)

Shweta holds master’s degree in power system engineering with extensive years of experience in EHV/HV substation protection design in Australia and overseas including NZ, Oman and India.

She is a senior power system protection engineer with more than 15 years of experience in Transmission & Distribution industry in designing network protections up to 330kV including connecting renewable generation and BESS. She has recently completed major utility scale BESS and renewable generation connected EHV substations protections in WA and SA.

She is specialised in fault studies, protection grading studies, protection engineering, equipment sizing, functional specifications, protection settings and relay configurations for EHV/HV systems.

Eugene Munian
Senior Energy Market Analyst BSc, PGDip (Computer Science)

Eugene is an accomplished Energy Professional with two decades of expertise across Utilities (Electrical, Mining), Advisory Services (Honeywell, APD) & Telecoms (Telstra).

With a 15-year tenure at Western Power, Eugene has been well versed in forecast methodologies covering load, energy, customer segmentation and reliability metrics across the SWIS, Regulatory Access Arrangement submissions with specific interests in Distribution & Transmission reliability metrics, Regulatory Frameworks for Service Standard Benchmarks & Targets (SSB & SST) and the accompanying Penalty & Reward (SSAM) Mechanisms.

Eugene has also contributed significantly to the stewarding of high-frequency power flow data across the SWIS by undertaking proactive maintenance strategies designed around network augmentation and SCADA anomalies, and subsequently providing a firm foundation for the ‘Extract Transform Load’ (ETL) process for time-series operational data, that underpins all planning & regulatory decisions. Eugene has also worked on decarbonisation projects involving the techno-economic modelling of generation dispatch schedules, as well as control systems and simulation environments in the MES space.

Muhammad Abbas Irshad
Electrical Engineer BEng

Muhammad Abbas Irshad is a passionate and results-driven Electrical Engineer with a solid foundation in Mechatronics Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan, and has been actively contributing to the field for the past three years.

Currently, thriving in his role as an Electrical Engineer at Incite Energy, Australia, Abbas is engaged in diverse and challenging projects that allow him to apply his knowledge and skills to drive innovation and efficiency. His expertise spans various aspects of electrical engineering, including Renewable systems, Traction power systems, control systems, Electronics system, and he is committed to staying at the forefront of industry advancements.

Abbas is driven by a constant desire for growth and learning, always seeking new opportunities to enhance his skill set and contribute meaningfully to the world of electrical engineering.

Aaron Jackson
Power Systems Engineer BEng Hons/BSc Physics

Aaron is a Power Systems Engineer with nearly 5 years of experience across the renewable energy, power systems and traction power sectors. He has a broad skill set across electrical engineering disciplines and has proven theoretical and practical problem-solving capabilities.

During his career, Aaron has been involved in complex projects across the entire project lifecycle. His expertise covers Grid Connections, Energy Modelling Power systems analysis and Protection.

With a keen focus on new development and R&D, Aaron is passionate about delivering decarbonisation solutions using the latest advancements energy technologies.  

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