Previous Experience

In a previous role Andrew Murdoch was the Global Head of Technology and Strategy for an international business. In this role Andrew led a market scan of the world  to identify appropriate countries in which to invest in renewable energy. This process led to Australia being identified as the most appropriate location for initial investment.

Once Australia was selected, Andrew led the scan of the entire NEM in order to identify locations for investment in utility scale solar power projects. This project led to the development of the Rugby Run and Whyalla Solar Farms.

Whyalla Solar Farm

As Head of the renewables team in Australia for a multi-national company, Andrew led the development of the Whyalla Solar Farm.

Under Andrew’s leadership the team:

  1. Identified the site for the solar farm,
  2. Negotiated land access through the Whyalla City Council process,
  3. Managed relations and held forums with Council, State Members and the broader community,
  4. Undertook the cultural heritage survey,
  5. Undertook the geotechnical survey,
  6. Undertook the ecology survey,
  7. Prepared and submitted the application for Major Development Approval through the South Australian system,
  8. Completed the network connection enquiry and commenced the detailed enquiry response.

Rugby Run Solar Farm

In a previous role, Arche Energy’s Andrew Murdoch led a major multi-national’s Australian renewable energy team in the development of the Rugby Run Solar Farm.

Under Andrew’s leadership the team:

  1. Identified the site for the solar farm,
  2. Negotiated the land agreement and managed the conversion to freehold and reconfiguration of the lot,
  3. Undertook the cultural heritage site survey,
  4. Undertook the geotechnical survey,
  5. Undertook the ecology survey,
  6. Prepared and submitted the development application,
  7. Completed the network connection enquiry and commenced the network connection application,
  8. Negotiated an ECI process for the design and construction of the plant,
  9. Commenced a process that led to the signing of the PPA off take from the project.