Electrona Pty Ltd specialises in Electric Vehicle infrastructure, EV charge station design, delivery and operations, EV fleet planning, consulting, and new energy projects.
We are experienced, patient, flexible and capable.
We continue to build knowledge and capability to implement Electric Vehicle charging stations, microgrids and other projects and work hard now for the tomorrow that is coming.
Tasmania’s story has long been linked to electricity. Our hydro-electric power stations have literally powered our economy on clean renewable energy for decades. Wind farms harnessing the notorious Roaring Forties trade winds and thousands of solar panels have added to their output.
Stephen and Josh were chatting over a Hobart pub-meal. As friends and colleagues that worked on large-scale technology, business and energy projects, the conversation drifted to thoughts of Tasmania’s future. They were optimistic, they love this place, but pragmatic about our challenges. It became apparent that Tasmania had a glaring gap. A market failure. Despite the abundance of clean energy our economy was being held down by old transport models. This was oddly ironic as the future of transport globally was clearly electric, and they knew it.
It didn’t take much pondering to conclude that the obstacle was infrastructure. Tasmania simply did not have the elements in place to support an electric vehicle fleet. Whilst whole industries were developing overseas, Tasmania was lagging. Josh and Stephen discussed a vision that saw Tasmania develop our own electric transport infrastructure industry and thus Electrona was born.
Electrona has been developing local knowledge and capability. They have been researching trends and building the business relationships needed. Whilst international and national corporates battle “to monetise the opportunity”, Stephen and Josh believe Tasmania does things differently. Whilst others misallocate large sums on corporate structures, marketing and lobbying ― Electrona is quietly and busily working on problems and solutions. They plan to stay right here, where it matters, to support Australia's growing EV fleet.
“It’s a big job. We’ve got a business equivalent of Federation Peak to climb. There are lots of challenges. Knowledge, capability, access to technology, logistics, electricity network constraints as well community and user expectations all make it a slow journey. We can’t give up because it’s hard. We’re all going have electric cars someday and we’ll all need to charge them.”
Since commencing, Josh and Stephen have assembled what’s needed to make this work. They are quietly building knowledge and working on projects that deliver value. They are doing it carefully. They are doing it well, and they are doing it in Tasmania and beyond.
Stephen brings over 20 years experience with business and technology projects for large corporate and government clients and is knowledgeable in planning, design, implementation, integration and operations.
Stephen has worked as a senior consultant and analyst for global consultancy CGI as well as independently in most Australian states. He has experience in Energy, Transportation, Education, Government and Community sectors.
He is a founding Director of Electrona and founding Director and Principal Consultant of Practical Change - a consultancy empowering organisations to improve; transform using technology and adapt to external changes.
Stephen holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Cert.IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, a Cert. in Data and Environmental Management, is a Registered Consultant for the Commonwealth Climate Active Program and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Phone: 0477 642 007
Josh brings over 12 years of experience in Business Consulting. Josh has held senior management roles in the utilities industry including a lead role in a Government Task Force to oversee the regulated disaggregation of the Electricity Industry.
Since then, Josh has worked for KPMG and as an independent consultant on a number of strategic projects across a range of industries in Australia - and overseas.
He is a founding Director of Electrona and a founding Director and Principal Consultant of Doublebusy a Tasmanian-based consultancy specialising in strategy development and delivery.
Josh has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Professional Accounting.
He holds an associate CPA accreditation and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Phone: 0428 326 727