About PowerTec: Who We Are

Power Technology Engineered Solutions Pty Ltd is an independent, Australian, family-owned engineering company. We are a highly motivated and experienced team with technical core competencies in: Distributed energy systems functional & control design, power systems engineering, control engineering, embedded software design, communications engineering, electrical design, system integration engineering, commissioning and field services.

PowerTec has established a network of tier-1 supply partners for its IoT system platform, inverters and batteries, and operates with solar and electrical installation project partners. We also maintain development partnerships with industry and academia.

We use an Integrated Management System according to ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, AS/NZS4801:2001 and OHSAS18001:2007. We strive to provide systems & services that are fast, smart, interconnected, and tailored to individual customer needs. We work in a collaborative manner and improve together with our customers. This is reflected in our Quality Policy, OH&S Policy and Environmental Policy.

Our Core Team

Power Technology Engineered Solutions operates with a network of highly qualified partners in solar PV design, power systems design, control engineering, process automation and energy efficiency engineering.

Dr. Michael R Jansen

Dr. Michael R Jansen

Power Technolgy Engineered Solutions’ founder, managing director and principal engineer, Dr Michael R Jansen, has over 15 years of experience leading engineering business entities at power generation and process industry solution providers during assignments in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has worked over 26 years in total in control and power converter systems engineering.

Michael has been pivotal in developing and implementing ground-breaking Australia Microgrid and Grid Battery Energy Storage projects in his former role at ABB Australia and, since, 2014, with PowerTec.
He holds a doctoral degree in Control Engineering from the University of Duisburg, Germany.

Dermott Sullivan

Dermott Sullivan

Dermott works as a network and communications project engineer and project manager in battery energy storage and distributed control system projects. Dermott graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer & Network) from RMIT University. His responsibilities include:

  • IP Network design
  • Telecomunication
  • IoT Network Setup and IoT Application Deployment
  • Modbus/TCP Interface Engineering to Supervisory Systems
  • Technical and Economical Modelling and Simulation of Power Grids
  • On-site Testing and Commissioning of Control and Communication Systems
Craig McFarlane

Craig McFarlane

Craig has over 30 years of software engineering experience in turn-key and custom applications on platforms ranging from bare-bone boards to embedded Linux to workstation UNIX. He holds a B.App.Sc. from Monash University. He has worked on projects in embedded systems, mobile applications, billing applications, communications and aerospace/military.

Since joining PowerTec he has been providing technical direction for software-related projects and the implementation of PaDECS.

Chris Bird

Chris Bird

Chris has had over 10 years experience in web development, software and electrical engineering. His experience covers roles in lead technical positions and in the capacity as a project manager in multidisciplinary teams at startups, consultancies and international companies.

As a software engineer/web developer, he has worked for a machine learning and data science consultancy where he built cloud applications for data analysis and machine learning pipelines.

As an electrical engineer, Chris was employed by various demand response providers across Australia. He was also the electrical engineering manager for an energy services company where he deployed IoT technology to manage demand and supply in embedded networks, microgrids and utilities.

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