Rewiring Australia is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organisation dedicated to representing the people, households and communities in the energy system. We empirically demonstrate and communicate the cost savings, emissions reductions, and energy system benefits of electrification.
Rewiring Australia has reached millions of Australians with our work. We deliver practical climate progress by working with government, industry, and on the ground with communities to electrify everything.
There are four core pillars to our work:
Saul is an engineer and entrepreneur specialising in clean and renewable energy technologies. Saul has founded a dozen technology companies across 20 years in Silicon Valley. Saul is the author of 3 books including `Electrify', and `The Big Switch'. Saul has recently turned his attention from Otherlab, his independent Research and Development lab, to policy work and writing, including founding Rewiring America and Rewiring Australia, non-partisan organisations dedicated to electrification and decarbonization. More about Saul.
Dan is an energy transition expert. He has been a science museum curator, political advisor, communications manager and energy company board director. He reminds everyone to pinch ourselves once a day; we are actually doing this. Dan lives in Naarm (Melbourne) in Victoria.
Kate is General Manager of Rewiring Australia, coordinating the research-based advocacy that drives the organisation. Kate’s background is in research and campaigning on pressing social equity issues, including women’s safety and the rights of migrant and gig-economy workers.
Josh leads research, design and development work at Rewiring Australia. He has co-authored Rewiring Australia’s research papers and models since its establishment. He also works with industry and communities to design and implement on the ground electrification.
Nick is a communication expert who specialises in media relations, crisis communication, narrative framing, and message development. Nick has consulted to dozens of Australian and international organisations. Nick began his career working with the ABC and AAP, reporting on politics and business and also serving as a newsreader, and executive producer. He has recently worked at the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, coordinating global communication efforts.
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For nearly 20 years Kristen has worked on climate change, environmental and social justice campaigns. A communications, education and engagement specialist, Kristen is passionate about empowering communities to bring about change. She is one of the founding members of community group, Electrify 2515, and works with Rewiring Australia to create electric communities across Australia.
Francis is a business leader and technologist. He was co-founder and CEO of Propeller Aero, one of Australia’s fastest-growing technology start-ups, from 2014-19, and has worked in technology policy and implementation for many of the largest enterprises and agencies in Australia. He was part of the core volunteer group that launched the Electrify 2515 community campaign in 2022. With the support of Rewiring Australia he’s now helping to lead the electrification pilot to show the world how a cleaner, cheaper energy system will work.
Born in Australia, Dr. Saul Griffith is a father of two, and a consistent champion of STEAM education (including the A for ART!).
Saul Griffith is an engineer and entrepreneur specialising in clean and renewable energy technologies. Saul has founded a dozen technology companies across 20 years in Silicon Valley. Saul is the author of 3 books including `Electrify', and `The Big Switch'. Saul has recently turned his attention from Otherlab, his independent Research and Development lab, to policy work and writing, including founding Rewiring America and Rewiring Australia, non-partisan organizations dedicated to electrification and decarbonization and the associated policy and regulatory implications of meeting our climate goals.
Saul received his Ph.D. at MIT in the junction between materials science and information theory. Prior to MIT, he studied in Sydney, Australia and at UC Berkeley in metallurgical engineering. Since graduating in 2004, he has founded and co-founded numerous technology companies based in the Bay Area. These include Treau (now Gradient), Sunfolding, Roam Robotics, Fablight, Wattzon, Canvas Construction, Makani Power (acquired by Google), Instructables.com (acquired by Autodesk), Squid Labs, Howtoons, Optiopia, and Potenco.
Saul has received numerous awards and honours, including National Inventors Hall of Fame National Collegiate Inventors Awards 2001, Time Magazine Top Inventions of 2005, MacArthur Fellows Recipient 2007, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2011, Global Australian Advance Award Winner for Advanced Manufacturing 2012, The Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2019 and multiple more.