Proa Analytics was founded in 2016 by Matthew Jeppesen and Victor Depoorter.
Matthew Jeppesen (Managing Director) has worked in the Australian energy industry since 2009, previously holding positions at the the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the University of Melbourne, and Ergon Energy. Matthew has a PhD in physics from the Australian National University, and he applies his analytic skills to Proa’s solar forecasting and energy systems modelling. Matthew is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he assists the Melbourne Energy Institute on its industrial engagement and innovation programs.
Victor Depoorter (Technical Director) completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne developing new techniques for solar modelling and forecasting, including work on rooftop PV modelling with AEMO. He completed his Engineering degree at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain, which included a secondment to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Victor also worked for the European Union funded research project RenewIT on the energy efficiency of data centres.