Julius Susanto

Chartered electrical engineer (CPEng MIEAust SMIEEE) with 18+ years of experience, including extensive on-site construction and commissioning experience. Julius has postgraduate qualifications in electrical power engineering (PhD) and economics (Grad Dip). Expertise in power system studies, analysis and operation, utility-scale solar PV development and grid integration, hybrid microgrid design, software development for electrical engineering, techno-economic and regulatory analysis of electricity supply systems. Recent work includes for: the World Bank in Kiribati; Asia Development Bank (ADB) in Fiji; International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Palau; Government of Indonesia in the Indonesian Archipelago.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Electrical Engineering · (2014 - 2019) · Murdoch University, Australia.
  • Master of Science (MSc), Electrical Utility Engineering · (2012 - 2013) · Curtin University, Australia.
  • Graduate Diploma, Business Economics · (2007 - 2010) · The University of Western Australia, Australia.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering · (1998 - 2001) · Curtin University, Australia.

Experience Highlights

  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Senior Power Systems Engineer, Perth, Australia.
  • Synergy Renewable Energy, Power Systems Specialist, Greater Jakarta Area, Indonesia.
  • TransGrid, Network Planning and Performance, Sydney, Australia.
  • DIgSILENT GmbH, Power Systems Studies Consultant, Gomaringen, Germany.
  • WorleyParsons, Electrical Engineer, Perth, Melbourne, Gladstone, Karratha, Australia.


  • Supplying power to remote villages in Lao PDR — The role of off-grid decentralised energy options
  • Local installation methods for low-head pico-hydropower in the Lao PDR
  • Towards a locally adapted rural electrification assessment framework: A case study of the Lao PDR
  • Effects of network characteristics and topology on the stability of converter-dominated microgrids
  • A Framework to Technically Evaluate Integration of Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Plants to Weak Power Distribution Systems


  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng MIEAust SMIEEE)


  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Indonesian (Full Professional)
  • German (Limited Working)