Ruby Heard CPEng

Ruby Heard CPEng

Director, Alinga Energy Consulting

Ruby is an electrical engineer and energy consultant. After spending the first 7 years of her career with Arup working in both Australia and the US Ruby moved to independent consulting to focus more on remote, off-grid applications.

She recently spent 6 months volunteering for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and working with UNHCR as support for their energy team in Ethiopia, conducting training via theoretical and practical methods to teach refugee energy co-operatives how to design, build and maintain solar + battery storage mini-grids.

Previous experience is in building services electrical design, lighting, ESD, DC buildings, medium voltage distribution and large scale solar system/microgrid feasibility and design giving her a well rounded background in the energy and power industry.

Ruby is passionate about microgrids, energy storage technologies, electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy policy and bringing renewable energy to those who need it most and is a big promoter of Women in Engineering, healthy workplaces, work/life balance and sustainability.