Energy Efficiency & Renewables 27 – 29.03.2018
Energy Efficiency & Renewables 27 – 29.03.2018

Juliet Newson

2017-01-25 09:59:43

Juliet has been involved in many aspects of the geothermal industry, including geology, geothermal surface feature mapping, monitoring and modelling, reservoir and wellbore simulation, geological modelling and resource evaluation.  However, her strong belief that education is the key to progress both in a social and technological sense, has always led her to maintain strong links with academia.  She had previously been involved in tertiary-level energy education in New Zealand, internationally through the International Geothermal Association, and most recently, Iceland.  

In November 2016 Juliet took up the position of Director of the Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University, Iceland.  Prior to this, since 2011 Juliet has been a geothermal reservoir modeling engineer for Contact Energy Ltd, working in close co-operation with reservoir modeling researchers at the University of Auckland.  From 2007 to 2011 she was the original co-organizer of the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology for the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  She has managed and delivered many other geothermal courses, including the Short Courses for the International Geothermal Association World Geothermal Congress 2015.  

Juliet also served the international geothermal industry as a Board member of the International Geothermal Association; where she was Chair of the Education Committee from 2010 to 2013.  She held the office of President for the 2013 to 2016 Board term.  During this time she developed an interest in the broader topic of the international transition to renewable energy and how this can be facilitated by the involvement of the tertiary education sector.  Juliet considers it a privilege to be able to enable people to increase their knowledge and improve their personal prospects through learning.  She prefers close collaboration with industry to find innovative solutions to meet industry and social needs.  





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