EEA2016 : Shaping the Future : 22-24 June 2016, TSB Arena & Shed 6 Complex, Wellington

The EEA Executive Committee and team would like to thank all delegates, exhibitors, paper presenters and sponsors for their contribution in making this year’s conference a success.

Special thanks to our internationally keynote speakers from IET (Eric Brown), IEEE (PES) (Jonathan Sykes), CIGRE (Phil Southwell), ENA (Australia) (Dr Stuart Johnson) and ISSA (Germany) (Dr Jens Jühling), plus our New Zealand keynote (Greg Skelton, CEO Wellington Electricity). We have some challenges ahead and the paper programme was full of knowledgeable and well presented technical papers.

The Trade Exhibition was a hive of activity over the two and a half days with 120 stands and plenty of opportunities for delegates and visitors to engage with leading industry equipment and service suppliers, contractors, consultants and other industry stakeholders.

There was something valuable for everyone from young engineers to old hands, from generators and distributors to contractors and technical specialists. The event also recognised excellence in the industry with Awards in safety, engineering, professional development and our University Scholarships.

Over 1,000 delegates and exhibitors attended our event in the heart of Wellington’s waterfront.

We are back there on 21 - 23 June 2017 and will be sending out details for exhibitors and sponsors shortly.

Thanks for helping to make our 2016 Conference the most successful to date and we look forward you joining us again in 2017.

EEA Conference Photos

The photo galleries are publically accessible. If you wish to obtain any Websize or High Resolution copies of the images, please email with the name of the Gallery, Page number and image number on the page and if applicable a description.

EEA Conference 2016 Link to Photo Galleries

EEA 2016 Conference - Delegate Access to Full Papers and other key information

For access to the full papers presented at the 2016 EEA Conference please select the link below. You will also find information on the Exhibition Stands and keynotes at this years event. Please note this requires a specific log-in which was supplied to registered delegates separately by email on 13 June 2016. If you are unable to locate the log-in details, please contact the EEA on either 04 473 8600 or The full papers are only available to delegates and exhibitors who attend the 2016 Conference.

EEA Conference 2016 Link to Papers and Online Information

Keynote Presentations

Johnathan Sykes - IEEE (PES) - Maintaining Sustainability in the Power Industry (with an eye on technology) - Presentation Link

Eric Brown - IET (UK) - Innovation, Challenges, Expectations & Realities - Presentation Link

Greg Skelton - CEO, Wellington Electricity - The Constant of Change - Presentation Link

Dr. Stuart Johnston - ENA Australia - Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap 2015-2025 - Presentation Link

Dr. Jens Juhling - ISSA Germany - Culture of Prevention - our new global approach: Focus on mental factors in SMEs - Presentation Link

Phil Southwell - CIGRE Australia - Global Power System Trends and Implications for the Future: A CIGRE Perspective - Presentation Link

Conference Programme

The 2016 Conference programme is available, Please click here.

Trade Exhibition Stands

The Trade Exhibition stand registrations for 2017 will be available approximately early November 2016. If you are interested in being advised when the registrations go live, please email your contact details to

Sponsorship Opportunities

The EEA is a great opportunity to profile your business or organisation to the electricity supply industry. If you are interested in conference sponsorship we have a number of package options. If you are interested in a specific package, be it available or under offer, please contact Tracy Hobbs on or phone +64 4 473 8655. Please click here for further details on sponsorship packages for this event.

EEA Industry Awards

Every year the EEA calls for entries for the Workplace & Public Safety, Engineering Excellence, Professional Development and Young Engineer of the Year Awards. This is an excellent opportunity for ESI Companies and staff to show case the work you do in these areas. For further details on the awards please click here. The awards for 2017 will be advertised in November 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the EEA office on or phone 04 473 8600.

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