Violette joined AEMO in February 2009 and held various roles across gas and electricity wholesale and retail matters, including metering. She is currently leading AEMO’s Distributed Energy Resources program and heads the organisation’s Market Enhancement team, with responsibility for putting forward proposals for market design changes, and implementing changes to market frameworks which arise from external or AEMO processes. Projects currently in progress include leading the implementation of Power of Choice reforms, AEMO/ARENA DR Pilot, designing a strategic reserve framework, and supporting the COAG Energy Council’s Gas Market Reform Group to implement gas market reforms.
Violette has 15 years’ experience in the Australian energy industry holding various positions in Commonwealth government departments and regulatory bodies. Her experience includes economic regulation, energy policy development, development of regulatory frameworks, market development and design, and market change implementation including implementing major reforms such as establishment of the gas Short Term Trading Market.
Violette has a Bachelor of Economics and Commerce with Honours.