Lucas Skoufa is a Senior Plant Performance Engineer (Gas Fired Power Plant) with HRL Technology. In this job, Lucas' primary role is to organise and manage plant performance and technical evaluations for gas turbine (open cycle and combined cycle) plants. Another role that Lucas holds is to organise applications for R&D funding so that HRL Technology can develop new technologies/innovations with regards to lowering fossil-fired power plant fuel and water consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to this position, he was a Lecturer and Researcher in Energy and Carbon Management at The University of Queensland's Business School. His research looks at power generation technology trajectories and how carbon and emissions trading schemes will impact upon them.

Lucas has also worked at a power station as an engineer and served as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He completed his PhD on the strategic behaviours of electricity generation firms, and also has a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Business (Economics) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).