EEA2023 Conference

27 to 29 June 2023, Te Pae, Christchurch

Aotearoa New Zealand has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and an electric future is critical to achieving this target. We are at the start of an exciting and visionary journey, reliant upon innovation and collaboration so EEA2023 continued the conversation on the role of engineering in ‘Delivering a Net Zero Carbon Energy Future’!

Engineering is front and centre of the net zero challenge as we transition to sustainable, resilient infrastructure and customer-led energy solutions to stimulate economic development and innovation.

New ideas, greater creativity, and different perspectives are critical to designing and integrating the technologies required to capture and store or use carbon, increase shares of renewable energy, convert energy carriers, and generate more commercial use of renewable and clean fuels.

Homes and workplaces will need to adopt smart technologies, including Distributed Energy Resources, solar photovoltaics, smart appliances, and Energy Storage Systems.

In order to enable change, understand future trends, and work with our customers to deliver safer, sustainable, efficient, affordable and reliable energy services, we need to collaborate with others to grow our collective knowledge and understanding of new and emerging technology, drive innovation, and understand the risks. Only then can we deliver on climate change targets.

Thought leaders and engineering experts came together from across the energy industry to focus on delivering clarity around these complex issues and together, we will continue brainstorming solutions and ways of implementing these to achieve our 2050 climate change targets.

EEA2023 also included a comprehensive sold out Technology Exhibition providing a great opportunity for businesses from around the world and New Zealand to showcase technology, services, people, and products, and for attendees to get ‘hands-on’ with the solutions you need. The Exhibition also provides excellent networking opportunities which is especially important in this time of change.

There is no better event than the EEA2023 Conference to grow your knowledge and understanding of the future of our industry. As the power industry’s largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, EEA2023 serves to invigorate and grow our industry capability and empower the next generation of engineering leaders, innovators, influencers, and change-makers to deliver Aotearoa’s decarbonised future.

As interested, curious, and enthusiastic members of the electricity supply community you simply could not miss it!

There is lots more to come so follow us on our LinkedIn page for updates.

Conference Programme & Poster Presentations

The EEA2023 Conference Programme is available to view. Please click here for the full technical paper programme or click here for the poster presentations.

Delegate Access to Technical Papers and Exhibitor Profiles

Please refer to an email sent to all registered delegates on 16 June 2023 which provides the login details to access the Technical Papers Webpages. Note if you did not receive this information but was registered to attend the EEA2023 Conference please email the EEA to gain access information, your normal member login will not gain access to this section of the EEA website. These webpages will remain into the future so you can check back at any time.

Keynote addresses

Hon. Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Energy & Resources - Pre-recorded message

Dr Jessica J. Bian, IEEE (PES) President

Rolf Bienert, OpenADR Alliance

Margaret Cooney, Chief Customer Officer, Octopus Energy NZ

Prof. Lachlan Blackhall, Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University

James Kilty, Chief Executive, Powerco Ltd

Photo Galleries

The photo galleries are now available to view. Please click here to access (public access). Image requests in High Resolution can be emailed to

EEA2023 Conference Newsletters

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