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Three new ES Cornwall scholars appointed in 2017

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Sep 262017
 

Simon Bartlett , the Chair of the ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the 60 year old tradition of Outstanding Applications and awards for the Scholarship is again highlighted in 2017

With five excellent applicants to choose from, the Advisory Committee selected three successful scholars for the 2017 awards being the following people:

Scholarship Recipient Area of International Scholarship Experience
Christopher Du Plessis from AEMO Christopher plans to spend 18 months working for system operators and the US National Renewables Laboratory investigating consultative power system planning practices in high renewables environments.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Christopher’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 18 month scholarship, there will be 6 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Tara-Lee MacArthur from Ergon Energy Tara-Lee will spend 12 months working for transformer manufacturers and related suppliers in south east Asia and Europe investigating power transformer design, manufacture and testing processes.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Tara-Lee’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 12 month scholarship, there will be 4 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Alexandra Price from Energex Alexandra will spend 6 months undertaking an intense investigation of European practices for live line and live substation work through meetings with key  companies and participation in relevant conferences.

You will be able to stay in touch with all of Alexandra’s reports here on the ES Cornwall website (and more generally on LinkedIn here).  Being an 6 month scholarship, there will be 2 x Quarterly Reports and a Final Report as well.

Congratulations to all three 2017 ESCornwall scholars.

Invitation – Briefing for ES Cornwall Scholarship 2017 – Tuesday 11th July at University of Queensland (5pm-7pm)

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Jul 052017
 
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You are invited to

Presentations from recent ES Cornwall Scholarship recipients Beer Opatsuwan and Stephen Sproul on their experiences working overseas and

A briefing for potential applicants for the 2017 ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship for which applications are now open and close on 31st July 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

5pm – 7pm

Starting with networking over nibbles and drinks

 

St Leo’s College, College Road

University of Queensland, St Lucia

 

 

RSVP by COB Friday 7 July 2017 to Mandeep Waraich: pesadmin@itee.uq.edu.au

For more information:

  1. download the scholarship brochure and application form from this site; or
  2. contact Gail Smith at University of Queensland ITEE Scholarship office at g.smith@eait.uq.edu.au

The ES Cornwall scholarship is awarded every three years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.  This website has been developed to provide more information.

Prestigious Cornwall Scholarship (for 2017) now open to Power Engineering Graduates in Queensland

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Jun 102017
 

Applications are now being called for one of Queensland’s most prestigious and longstanding scholarships that provides up to 18 months overseas work experience for young power engineers, the E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded every two years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th Century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers working in the power industry.

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Ergon describe ES Cornwall scholarship as an ‘Experience of a lifetime’

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Feb 202017
 

Fresh from completing a six month tenure with ABB’s Microgrid and Distributed Generation Research and Development team in Italy, 2015 ES Cornwall Scholar Stephen Sproul was recently profiled by Ergon Energy.

Stephen is currently working for Strategen Consulting in California, USA with a focus in the field of renewables, clean energy and advanced grid technologies providing utilities with strategy and policy advice. Stephen will return to his position as part of the Ergon Technology Development team in Cairns when he returns to Australia in the middle of the year.

Two scholarships awarded, to start in 2016

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Nov 092015
 

In June 2015 the call for applications was made for the next round of the E.S.Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.

Following from this, the University of Queensland received perhaps the largest number of applicants for the scholarship in recent memory.  A significant proportion of these applicants were of high quality.

As such, the selection process has taken a number of months to complete.  At the end of this process, two scholarships have been awarded – both of 9 months duration – as follows:

Scholar #1 is Mr. Beer Opatsuwan, currently an engineer at Energex

Mr Opatsuwan will be heading overseas in 2016 to study aspects of Asset Management Excellence.

During  the course of his scholarship, Beer will provide quarterly reports, which will be hosted on this website.

Scholar #2 is Mr. Stephen Sproul, currently an engineer at Ergon Energy

Mr Sproul will be heading overseas in 2016 to study aspects of Improving Network Utilisation, Renewables Hosting and Affordability through New Technologies.

The quarterly reports which Stephen provides throughout his scholarship period will also be available here on the scholarship website.

Both topics are considered to be of high value and relevance to the Australian power industry and worthy of being pursued under the Scholarship.

We wish both of them the best experiences in their time overseas – and look forward to them returning, to provide a benefit to the Queensland (and Australian) electricity supply industry.

 

 

Information Session on Cornwall Scholarship – Thursday Evening, 16th July

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Jun 302015
 

For those young engineers working in the electricity supply industry who are considering submission of an application in the latest round of the scholarship (closing 31st July), an information evening has been organised so you can learn more about the scholarship and ask questions of past scholars.

Key details are as follows:

Where:  Room 502 (5th floor) – Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49), Staff House Road, University of Queensland

When:  Thursday 16th July 17:00-18:30

The session will cover:

RSVP:  Please email m.waraich@uq.edu.au to advise if you are attending the briefing for catering purposes

 

Apologies from the website administrator for the delay in posting this update.


Along with Matthew Zillmann, the University of Queensland has awarded Robyn O’Connor (an asset engineer currently working with Energex) with a scholarship in the next round.  For some background to Robyn’s experience, and focus, see her LinkedIn profile.

Robyn explains her scholarship ambitions as follows:

During my E. S. Cornwall scholarship tenure I will be investigating the impact of managing asset age and condition on electricity pricing.

I hope to broaden my power industry knowledge and experience in asset management standards and Condition Based Risk Management (CBRM).

I look forward to spending time abroad to broaden my horizons and work in different electricity businesses and environments. 

We wish her well with her scholarship.

 

 

 

 

With one group of E.S.Cornwall scholars returning home, it was an opportune time to select the next round of scholars.

Congratulations to Matthew Zillmann (an Ergon Energy employee), who has been awarded one of two new scholarships.    For some of Matthew’s background, see his LinkedIn profile here.

Matthew describes his objectives under the scholarship as follows:

Recent years have seen significant increases in the price of electricity paid by consumers.

The Australian Electricity Industry has come under significant pressure to reduce costs and the minimise the flow-on impact to the end user. The most significant contributor to the cost paid by consumers is network charges; that is, the cost to transmit and distribute electricity.

During my E. S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship placements I hope to work with world leaders in asset management and innovation; with the aim of looking at methodologies and technologies that can be utilised to optimise the capital and operational expenditure on asset management.

We wish him all the best on his scholarship.

Applications open – for the next round of E.S.Cornwall scholars

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Jan 242013
 

As a young Queensland engineer working in the Electricity Supply Industry, how much would you learn and grow (professionally and personally) from an overseas professional work experience placement, in a countries of your choice, for a 9-18 month duration?

The E.S Cornwall Scholarship has been running for 60 years, and previous scholars have described their experiences as follows:

“Above all, it was a life changing experience and my wife and I fully immersed ourselves in travel, new friends, new experiences, and enriching our lives.”
Brian Becconsall (1965)

“In a profound way, this period has become a reference point in my professional life. Since then I have a broader toolkit and some great contacts. But the value of the experience goes far beyond my work objective. I consider it as one of the defining periods of my life.”
Frank Montiel (1998)

“The ES Cornwall scholarship is not only a great opportunity to further your career but also to see the world. The niche experience gained will be an asset to you professionally but will also benefit prospective employers and the Australian ESI as a whole.”
Aidan Roberts (2008)

“Aside from the work based activities, I have been fortunate enough to experience a different way of life and benefited from involving myself the variety of cultures and people in Europe, Northern Afri-ca & North America. I have many great memories from my time abroad, both professionally and personal – far too many to list.”
Nick Craig (2008)

More details about what these people thought are here in the Scholarship Brochure.

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Alexandra Price awarded new scholarship – to work with UK Power Networks, on Low Carbon London

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May 062012
 

Following from the call for applications back in February, a number of applications were received by the University of Queensland.

The Advisory Committee considered all applicants.  As per their recommendation, the scholarship has been awarded to Alexandra Price, an engineer currently working with Energex in Brisbane.

Alexandra is currently finalizing arrangements with UK Power Network, and with Energex.

Quarterly reports written by Alexandra, and provided as part of her scholarship experience, will be posted on this site.

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