Malcolm van Harte

Head of Center of Excellence, Eskom Holdings

Malcolm Van Harte has 24 years of experience in the electric utility Transmission and Distribution industry. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and works in distribution as the Head of Network Operations Centre of Excellence and Acting Senior Manager for SMART GRID (including Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Distribution Telecommunication Operations). He's also worked in risk and resilience, network planning, regional and national control centers, and network optimization.

He has chaired or participated in a number of strategy projects, working groups, and study committees aimed at improving the reliability and quality of electricity infrastructure, including the National Blackout, Provincial Transmission Risk Workshops, Network Planning, Network Performance, and Quality of Supply. He has led and participated in a number of strategic initiatives aimed at strengthening Eskom's resilience capabilities, including disaster management, business continuity, organizational resilience, and enterprise risk management. He is now working with the implementation of a new Distribution operating model with additional capabilities such as Distribution System Operator and Energy Trader.

He has authored Eskom guidelines and standards, as well as a number of national and international papers, and has achieved a number of milestones, including 31 articles (author and co-author), 3 articles, guest speaker for 6 conferences, lectured 7 short courses, 9 position papers on future Distribution business, and contributed to 6 national or international institutions, as well as receiving 7 awards for his contributions in these fields.