Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub Project Officer Victoria
Chris Barfoot is an engineer and scientist with extensive experience in all aspects of power generation gained from over 30 years working in the Power Stations and mines of the Latrobe Valley. Chris has worked in power generation, brown coal mining, geology, boiler analysis, optimisation of works in major overhauls and workshops.
Since leaving the Brown Coal industry in 2017 after the closure of Hazelwood Power Station, he has been an integral part of the Gippsland Climate Change Network and has spent the last three years as the Project Officer for the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub.
As Project Officer, Chris has assisted the development of many community projects ranging from small scale solar projects to a complete off grid town. Chris is very active in the application of new technology to achieve energy reductions and the development of models to encourage their deployment. He is currently working as a Project Officer with the new Gippsland Community Power Hub and the Gippsland Climate Change Network.