EEA2017: Electricity Challenges : Industry Solutions

Held over 21 to 23 June 2017, 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 another success.

Special thanks to our international keynotes speakers from IET (Graham Ault), IEEE (PES) (Dr. Edvina Uzunovic and CIGRE (Dr. Zia Emin) plus our New Zealand Keynotes, Phil Gibson (Mercury Energy), Martin Richardson, Audit Services and Nicole Rosie, CEO of WorkSafe.

EEA2017 : Electricity challenges : Industry solutions recognises that the industry faces many challenges, from new technology and evolving customer expectations to commercial and regulatory pressures. The electricity industry is rising to these challenges with innovation, leadership and robust engineering solutions.

Over a 1,000 delegates, exhibitors & visitors joined us in the heart of Wellington to hear best practice, the latest solutions and practical developments from New Zealand and overseas. The Exhibition was busy again over the two and a half days with over a hundred exhibition stands and plenty of opportunity for delegates and visitors to engage with leading industry equipment and service providers, contractors, consultants and other industry stakeholders.

The Conference also incorporated EEA awards for engineering, health and safety and professional development and had valuable insight for attendees from experienced practitioners to young engineers.

In 2018 we are back in Auckland over the dates 20 to 22 June 2018 at the SkyCity Convention Centre. Place these dates into your diaries now.

Peter Berry
Executive Director

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 2017 Link to Photo Galleries

EEA 2017 Conference Delegate Access to Full Papers and other Key Information

For access to the full papers presented at the 2017 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 14 June 2017. 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 attended the 2017 Conference.

EEA Conference 2017 Link to Papers and Online Information

Conference Programme

The Conference programme is available and can be viewed by clicking here.

Keynote Presentations

Graham Ault, (IET UK) - Decentralising Electricity - Meeting the challenge with innovative DER management solutions

Dr. Edvina Uzunovic, (IEEE PES) - Reinventing US Power Education
Phil Gibson, General Manager Hydro & Wholesale, Mercury Energy - Optimising New Zealand's Renewable Advantage
Dr. Zia Emin, (CIGRE)
Martin Richardson, Director, Audit Services - Asset Management and Long-term Planning
Nicole Rose, CEO, WorkSafe - Working Together on Health & Safety

Conference Panel Session

Peter Armstrong, Mitton Electronet (Panel Convenor)
Graham Ault, IET UK
Dr Edvina Uzunovic, IEEE (PES), US
Dr Zia Emin, CIGRE UK
Andrew Renton, Transpower
Greg Skelton, Wellington Electricity

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.

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