Marteena McKenzie CAT Projects

Project Manager- Policy & Research

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons 1)
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Policy and Management)

Marteena McKenzie is the Energy Research and Policy Advisor at CAT Projects, and has worked in all aspects of program design, delivery and evaluation of remote energy projects since 2007.

Marteena currently oversees community engagement for the Manymak Energy Efficiency Program, a large project working on energy education and demand management in Indigenous communities across Arnhem Land.  Consortium partners include the Centre for Appropriate Technology, Power and Water Corporation, Charles Darwin University, NT Department of Housing and East Arnhem Regional Council.    

Marteena also provides policy advice and undertakes research on energy matters at CAT Projects.  She has a deep understanding of energy policy issues, particularly in the remote Indigenous context.  Marteena has published and presented widely on issues relating to household energy use and energy equity in regional Australia.  Her particular area of expertise is in Prepayment Meters and energy efficiency in Indigenous communities.   Marteena has worked alongside Indigenous households across remote Australia; the Central Desert Region, Top End of the NT, APY Lands of South Australia, the Kimberley in Western Australia and the Torres Strait, Northern Peninsula Area and Gulf Country of Queensland.

Marteena worked on the award-winning Bushlight program for more than five years.  This role included operations management for Central Australia, extensive engagement with remote Aboriginal community residents and overseeing the installation of solar power systems. In 2010 Marteena was awarded the AusIndustry New Generation Research and Innovation Award for her work in energy efficiency in Indigenous communities by the Northern Territory Government.