Mark Paterson is the General Manager of Horizon Power’s Consumer Energy division. Horizon Power is responsible for providing electricity across regional Western Australia, which is the world’s largest service territory served by a single utility. Covering diverse terrain, various climate zones and a wide range of demographic groups, including a significant indigenous population, this is also one of the most sparsely populated areas of the world with only one customer per 50km².
Before joining Horizon Power in late 2016, Mark led the Electricity Grids & Renewable Energy Integration research stream at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. During this time he chaired the national Future Grid Forum and was Program Director for the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap. In his new role with Horizon Power, Mark draws upon his international experience to lead the development of innovative new energy solutions for customers in regional WA and beyond.