Lloyd Harrington

lloyd harrington

Lloyd Harrington has had a wealth of experience in the energy sector with workplace responsibilities ranging from electricity supply side planning, load forecasting and extensive experience in renewable energy planning, demand side management and energy efficiency. He has also developed extensive analytical and computer skills. He graduated with a first class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales in 1980. Over the years he has travelled extensively in the Pacific and now travels regularly to Asia, Europe and North America as part of his responsibilities for development of international standards and participation regional and international forums.

In late 1992, Lloyd left the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) to form the consultancy Energy Efficient Strategies. Since this time he has worked on all major projects undertaken by the company. He is also currently Chairman of Standards Committees EL15 & EL15/4 and EL15/23 which cover major household appliances such as clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators and also standby power. He is also a key government representative on Australian Standards committee for air conditioners (EL15/16). Lloyd has attended various IEC international standards meetings on household appliance performance as the official Australian delegate since 1994 and has continued to represent Australia on various other international committees related to energy policy. He is currently the chair of the IEC TC59 Maintenance Team 9 which is responsible for the development of a test method for standby power IEC62301. He also a active Australian delegate of IEC SC59D (laundry products), IEC SC59A (dishwashers) and IEC TC59 SC59M (household refrigerators and freezers).

In September 2009, Lloyd received the prestigious IEC “1906 Award” from the IEC General Secretary for his valuable and sustained contribution to the development of international standards for household appliances and standby power.

Lloyd has played a key role negotiating with industry on behalf of government both within standards committees and in stakeholder meetings. His strong technical background and impartial position has provided government officials with sound technical advice and support during the negotiation process that is inevitably required during the introduction of new efficiency regulatory proposals. Lloyd has played an important role in a wide range of regulatory measures over the past 15 years including restructuring for major appliance standards into a suitable regulatory structure (2 part format), negotiation and implementation of MEPS levels for electric water heaters, refrigerators and freezers and air conditioners, implementation of the energy label re-grade in 2000 for all products and the algorithm re-grade in 2010 for refrigerators and air conditioners, implementation of revised MEPS levels for refrigerators and freezer in 2015. He has also been instrumental in the maintenance of test procedures for clothes washers, dishwashers and clothes dryers, which has required ongoing technical and policy negotiation with industry regarding the content of the standards, which cover test methods and the regulatory requirements.

Lloyd has extensive experience in end use energy modelling and data analysis and has developed the only comprehensive residential sector end use energy model for all Australian states in conjunction with other EES staff. A recent example is the report titled Energy Use in the Australian Residential Sector: 1986 – 2020 released in June 2008 which tracks some 60 end uses. He was also instrumental in the development of the original government energy rating website (www.energyrating.gov.au). Lloyd has wide experience in end use monitoring programs and worked with a range of government and energy utility clients.

Lloyd continues to provide technical support to the state and federal governments regarding the development and maintenance of the energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards programs in Australia and also provides the federal government with high level policy advice on issues such as APEC, APP, 4E, SEAD and international standards harmonisation. He regularly represents the Australian Government at international conferences on energy efficiency. As well as extensive work in Australia, EES has undertaken various projects in Asia and India in recent years.

Lloyd was a technical editor for the International Appliance Efficiency Magazine and he is a member of the technical advisory board of the Collaborative Labelling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) which aims to assist developing countries to develop their own labelling and standards programs. He undertakes peer reviews for a number of international academic journals.

Lloyd commenced with the SECV in 1989 as a planning officer in the Office of Strategic Planning. His responsibilities included analysis of the Portland Aluminium Smelter electricity contract and the preparation of papers for the Joint SECV/DITR Demand Management Action Plan, which formed the basis of the SECV's Demand Management program. He assisted in preparing the total societal cost analyses which were used as the primary justification for the Demand Management Action Plan. He joined the SECV's Demand Management Unit in 1990 as one of the founding program managers and had extensive experience in program and contract management during this time. His main responsibilities were for Appliance Energy Labelling, Energy Efficiency Standards for Household Appliances (MEPS), Residential Lighting programs and product development including the development of a range locally manufactured fluorescent ballasts for the domestic and commercial sectors.

In 1991, Lloyd was awarded a Confederation of British Industry scholarship, with SECV support, to work and study in the UK for 9 months. During this time he worked for National Power PLC, one of the new electricity companies that were formed as part of the privatisation of the CEGB. This gave him the opportunity to examine first hand the workings of the privatised electricity system in the UK. In particular, he was able to assess the impact that the new system had on demand management and energy efficiency activities. He was also able to learn much about the other major electricity systems in Europe. In particular, he was able to establish contacts with a number of key energy agencies in Europe that are active in renewable energy programs and appliance energy efficiency.

Prior to joining the SECV, Lloyd was the Demand Management Officer in the Planning and Development Branch of the Electricity Commission of NSW (now Pacific Power) from 1987 to 1989. He was responsible for developing the Commission's Demand Management program and for the integration of demand planning with supply side planning in that utility. During this time he obtained an excellent knowledge of supply side planning and load forecasting for a large utility and for the NSW electricity industry as a whole. He was also responsible for analysis of customer energy consumption data in all major sectors. This included analysis of detailed commercial and industrial end use data and an assessment of trends in electricity utilisation, as well as end use forecasting of electricity demand in the residential sector. He was part of the Commission's internal greenhouse committee and gave numerous presentations to staff around the state.

In 1989 for a period of 5 weeks, Lloyd was seconded to AIDAB (now AUSAID) to manage the upgrading of the remote area power system the high school in the remote archipelago nation of Tuvalu in the Pacific. He had previously undertaken a feasibility study for AIDAB for a photovoltaic solar RAPS system for the school in 1987. Lloyd also assisted in the specification and installation of a diesel/photovoltaic power system for a remote hospital near Tavua in the north of Viti Levu, Fiji as part of a Pacific Power staff aid project in 1989.

Previously, Lloyd was a project officer with the Department of Energy in NSW (called the Energy Authority of NSW at that time) from 1982 to 1987. He was involved in a wide range of projects including management of an extensive remote area power supply research and demonstration project for three years (which included the integration of wind and photovoltaic systems, funded by NERDDC), wind energy and various solar thermal and photovoltaic projects. He also undertook an extensive technical and economic analysis of power supply options in remote areas including grid and stand alone systems, with a particular emphasis on hybrid renewable energy systems.

In 1981 and 1982 he worked as a civil engineer with a number of consultants, including Sinclair Knight and Partners, specialising in water, coastal engineering, drainage and flood mitigation projects.

Lloyd's interests include cycling, swimming and outdoor activities such as camping, bushwalking and skiing. He has been a member of the West Gippsland Chorale since 1992. He served for a period of 5 years on the School Council for Buln Buln Primary School (including a year as president) and also served on the School Council of Warragul Regional College for a period of 3 years up to 2008. Lloyd is current a member of the board of the Gippsland Climate Change Network, which is a coalition of local and state government bodies, industry and community groups that are concerned with climate change issues.

He currently lives near the town of Warragul in Gippsland, Victoria with his wife. He has two adult children. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne on methods to estimate the energy consumption of household refrigerators during use.