The Electricity Engineers’ Association (EEA) is leading FlexTalk in partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and industry

FlexTalk is an industry initiative seeking to maximise participation in flexibility services by exploring the feasibility of adopting a common communication protocol across the electricity network.  

Read our final project report outlining our exploration of OpenADR®, and key recommendations for industry on its fit for the NZ context.

demand flexibility common communication protocols final report

A separate report, providing technical insights on the programs tested and the technical approaches taken to implement OpenADR®, is also available below:

OpenADR technical insights report

EA Technology Report: Making sense of communication protocols to enable demand flexibility - Sharing International insights

View the EA Technology Report presented at the webinar held on 14 February along with EEA/EECA's response to the report below.

EA Technology Report

EEA/EECA's response to the EA Technology report

FlexTalk: Summary of progress to date - December 2023

View our one-page overview of progress to date and what’s next for FlexTalk as we near the completion of the project.

FlexTalk Project infographic

FlexTalk #2: Part A Learnings - October 2023

Report #2 provides an update on progress to date, including information on the delivery partners experience designing and trialling flexibility events using the OpenADR 2.0a protocol.

flextalk report #2 part a learnings

FlexTalk Project Update Report #1 - April 2023

Report #1 provides an update on progress to date, including information on the project's key aims, an overview of the trial design, and our trial implementation approach. 

FlexTalk Update Report #1

Project Overview

Our Project Overview provides further insight into the background and scope of the project.


Webinars and workshop presentations

To view past webinars or workshop presentations please use the link below:

 Webinars and Workshops

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