How often do you find a mother and son working together in the new renewable energy sector? Well, that’s what Marion and Ken Birt do – and it works for them.
Marion helps maintain the safety of AGL Hydro, which operates 12 hydroelectric power stations situated in north-eastern Victoria and New South Wales, while Ken is the service delivery lead for the renewables team at AGL.
Marion’s link with the world of hydro started with her dad – who was involved with Dartmouth Power Station, the first-ever hydro station in Victoria, back when it was government-owned.
That link – that interest and passion – has now been passed down to Ken.
‘This is one of the most beautiful parts of Australia,’ he said. ‘Probably why it’s called Mount Beauty.’