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About Joining the EEA

Joining the EEA gives members...

the opportunity to be engaged and to be part of a collective industry voice...

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Benefits of EEA Membership

up to date technical and safety guidelines and best practice documents...

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Membership types

'Why Join the EEA' flyer outlines each membership type...

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EEA is a key industry coordination organisation providing an 'electricity supply industry voice' and ensuring industry is well engaged, informed and active in engineering, technical and health and safety issues affecting companies, individual engineers and other stakeholders. Being a part of the EEA is about being linked in to industry issues and opportunities. Having operated for over 85 years, the EEA has a wealth of knowledge and information available to support members and industry

Membership provides an excellent opportunity to be informed; actively engaged and influencing change in our industry.

Being a Member also entitles you to a number of benefits including discounted event fees and publications, the opportunity to participate in the development of industry documents and proposed legislation, exclusive industry news and updates, and privileged access to a number of best practice and safety guides.

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Joining the EEA gives members…

… the opportunity to be engaged and to be part of a collective industry voice. The EEA represents its members on engineering, health and safety, asset management, standards and professional development issues to Government, regulators and professional bodies. Members can participate in setting technical and safety benchmarks by commenting draft EEA submissions, whilst the EEA promotes its members’ views in a strong and single voice.

… up to date technical and safety guidelines and best practice documents. The EEA develops and maintain collective risk management rules and guidance in order to help members maintain appropriate technical and safety standards. The EEA is focused on excellence in industry performance and continually reviews, updates and educates industry on engineering and safety processes.

… access to a pool of information on key industry news and issues. The EEA is committed to keeping its members informed about key industry issues, including legislation changes, safety and asset management reports, statistics and trends, industry events, and many other topics. Members are kept up-to-date through regular mail bulletins, Newsletters and access to the EEA website.

… an independent forum to exchange and debate the needs of the industry. The EEA organise regular events offering a platform for networking, professional development, information sharing and opinion gathering. The EEA Annual Conference is the main engineering event for the New Zealand power industry, but many other national and regional events give members the opportunity to raise their voice and exchange their views.

… professional development support all along our members' career. The EEA delivers professional development training to industry engineers using New Zealand and overseas consultancies and universities specialising in the power industry. These training events include, engineering courses run in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) School of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, and Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM) courses on collaboration with Safety Wise Solutions (SWS).

Benefits of Membership and Joining information

The Benefit details for each type of EEA membership are outlined in a separate table, which you can view and/or print by clicking on the image below. The flyer 'Why Join the EEA' will provide you with further information plus an application form, which you can download here.

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Corporate Membership

We have three types of corporate memberships available, tailored to suit the parameters of the electricity supply industry members. Each provide members with access to our industry safety practice guidelines, various industry reports, newsletters, statistics and benefits within the network of the industry.

The EEA offers your organisation and staff the opportunity to participate in setting technical and safety benchmarks while being regularly updated on the industry and issues affecting it - information which is relevant to your organisation and your staff's role and function. You’ll be given priority sponsorship opportunities at EEA events and have privy access to number of EEA and industry documents and reports along with many other benefits such as event registration discounts as a member.

As part of the Corporate Membership packages there are ‘complimentary’ Individual Memberships included, the EEA will need to be advised who the nominated members from you organisation will be - email: admin@eea.co.nz. Those you nominate will need to complete an Individual Membership Application. Additional individual memberships above the amount of complimentary individual memberships are at an additional cost of $350.00* per member per annum. *All prices quoted are exclusive of GST.

Gold Corporate

Gold 4 $16,750* - package includes 40 complimentary Individual Memberships

Gold 3 $14,500* - package includes 25 complimentary Individual Memberships

Gold 2 $12,500* - package includes 15 complimentary Individual Memberships

Gold 1 $10,000* - package includes 5 complimentary Individual Memberships

Silver Corporate

Silver $5,000.00* - package includes 2 complimentary Individual Memberships

Bronze Corporate

Bronze $2,500.00* - package includes 1 complimentary Individual Memberships

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Individual Membership

If you are not part of a corporation with EEA membership but have either tertiary education and are working in a technical management role, or have significant electricity industry experience and are working in a technical management role, then an individual EEA membership is highly valuable to your professional development.

Individual memberships are available to those who:

  • are tertiary qualified and working in a technical management role in the electricity supply industry; or
  • are non-tertiary qualified, working in a technical management role and with substantial experience in the electricity supply industry

Benefits for the individual include:

    • Discounted registrations for attending professional development events
    • Discounted rates for purchases of publications and merchandise
    • Access to industry news and information alerts, including accident/incident reports and statistics
    • Opportunity to comment on consultation documents, including submissions and draft guides
    • Eligible for scholarship and award entry
    • Eligible to vote at Board elections
    • Entitled to attend, speak and vote at meetings of members
  • $350.00* per annum - 1 April to 31 March [$200 from 1 October to 31 March] *All prices quoted are exclusive of GST.

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Associate Membership

Associate membership is a great opportunity to join the EEA if you are an equipment supplier, tertiary provider or involved in the Health & Safety part of the industry and you want to be kept informed on what is happening in the electricity supply industry.

This membership type is available to those who:

    • are currently employed in a position that provides nontechnical services to the electricity supply industry; or
    • are currently employed in the academic sector, at a New Zealand university, polytechnic, school or other training provider or learning institution; or
    • have retired from the industry

Benefits include:

    • Discounted registrations for attending professional development events
    • Discounted rates for purchases of publications and merchandise
    • Access to industry news and information alerts, including accident/incident reports and statistics
    • Opportunity to comment on consultation documents, including submissions and draft guides
    • Entitled to attend and speak, but not vote, at meetings of members
  • $250.00* per annum - (1 April to 31 March) *All prices quoted are exclusive of GST.

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Graduate Membership

If you have recently graduated with a tertiary engineering qualification relevant to the New Zealand electricity supply industry in the preceding 12 months you are eligible for up to two financial years of free EEA Graduate membership.

As an EEA graduate member, your benefits would include:

    • Free graduate membership for two financial years (1 April – 31 March)
    • Use of the post-nominal ‘GradM.EEANZ’
    • 1 free attendance to the EEA Annual Conference
    • Free attendance to the APEX Forum, held annually, and notification about APEX papers
    • Discounted registrations for attending professional development events
    • Access to EEA guides and safety rules (free or discounted)
    • Subscription to EEA mail alerts (awards, networking events, accident and incident reports and statistics)
    • Online access and mail subscription to EEA Electricity Industry Update and Safety Rules Newsletters

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Student Membership

Are you a New Zealand based full-time student undertaking an engineering qualification relevant to the New Zealand power industry? If so, as an EEA student member, your benefits would include:

    • Free student membership
    • Free attendance to the Annual Power Engineering Exchange Forum, held annually
    • Free attendance at student events and guest lectures organised by EEA
    • Notification about scholarships, awards and networking events
    • Access to EEA guides and safety rules (free or discounted)
    • Online access to EEA Electricity Industry Update and Safety Rules Newsletters

… and after completion of your qualification, you will be able to upgrade your subscription to a graduate membership and gain additional benefits, such as:

    • Free graduate membership for two financial years
    • 1 free attendance to the EEA Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition
    • Discounted registrations for attending professional development events
    • Subscription to EEA mail alerts (industry news, accident and incident reports and statistics)

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Login Only - Request

If you are:

  • a staff member of an EEA corporate member
  • not an EEA member and work in ESI industry
  • a member of the public

you can request a ‘Login Only’ to the EEA website and this creates an account and gives you access to purchase our publications online, register for EEA events such as QUT courses, ICAM courses and Workshops etc.

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For any further information or to discuss joining the EEA, please email admin@eea.co.nz or phone 04 4738600.

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