EEA2021, TSB/Shed 6, Wellington - 2 & 4 august 2021

Our 2021 theme; 'Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment' is set in the context of COVID global economic and climate change challenges.

Our world has changed, in what feels like the blink of an eye. For many, it has been devastating and for all, it has been a significant reset. No less for New Zealand, and with a new incoming Government strongly signaling intent to #BuildBackBetter - there is plenty of work to do.

While aspirational policies are great, it is the implementation of them that is the real measure of their success. We see delivering on these during the next two decades as very challenging. And absolutely key to success is using technology and driving innovation. Another key area is skills development.

What is needed to support the rebuild of all our economies is growing collective knowledge and understanding of technology, innovation and risk in order to achieve our #buildbacketter targets. We also need to collaborate and share information, strategies and tactics to seize opportunities and mitigate risks.

This was the focus of the EEA's 2021 conference - Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment. We will be taking a long hard look at what is required by the electricity sector to roll up our sleeves and build back better.

As a hub for the electricity supply sector, the EEA is bringing together thought leaders from across the energy industry in its EEA2021 Conference to showcase future thinking on these highly relevant topics. 'Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment' will be a key forum to 'brainstorm' solutions and ways of implementing new aspirational policies.

The event also includes a comprehensive Trade Exhibition - a great opportunity for businesses from around the world and NZ to showcase technology and services, people and products, and for attendees to get 'hands-on' with the solutions you need.

The conference is the power industry's largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, focused on delivering clarity on complex issues, practical support and solutions, and market intelligence to industry stakeholders. It also provides an excellent networking opportunity, especially in this time of change. A role of EEA's is to nurture and grow our industry capability, and future engineering and safety leaders who are going to be the future innovators, influencers, and change-makers. The 2021 Conference provides a key forum to grow collective knowledge and understanding of engineering, technology, risks and solutions and their impact on our industry.

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

The Conference programme delivered thought provoking keynote presentations, practical technical papers, and interactive panel discussions for attendees. It is a 'must do' for your professional development.

Lots more to see so follow us on the EEA2021 Conference via our LinkedIn page.

Programme's are available - NEW Online Sessions available Pre-Conference

The face to face event programme has been developed and is now available.

We have also made a NEW addition to the Conference 2021 Programme and added some more paper presentations as pre-recorded sessions. These sessions were open to registered delegates and were held in the lead up to the EEA2021 event. These additional presentations have resulted from the large number of high-quality abstracts/papers offered for this years event.

The pre-record paper sessions was held on Friday, 18 June and Friday, 25 June. These sessions were immediately followed by live Q&A with the paper presenters.

You can find both programmes here.

EEA2021 Conference Delegate Access to Full Papers and other Key Information

For access to the full papers presented at the 2021 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 16 June 2021. If you are unable to locate the log-in details, please contact the EEA on either 04 473 8600 or admin@eea.co.nz. The full papers are only available to delegates and exhibitors who attended the 2021 Conference.

Link to access full papers and key information

EEA2021 Conference Photo Galleries - Public Access

The photos from EEA2021 are available. Please click here to view the various galleries. High Resolution copies can be requested.

Keynote Presentations Available

Jo Hendy, Chief Executive, Climate Change Commission



Nigel Barbour, Chief Executive, Orion NZ Ltd


Vince Hawksworth, Chief Executive, Mercury NZ Ltd



Alison Andrew, Chief Executive, Transpower NZ Ltd



Peter Brown, General Manger NZ, PSC NZ Ltd


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