It is an exciting time to be in the industry! Driven by the need to deliver a net zero carbon energy future by 2050 the Aotearoa electricity supply industry is on the cusp of transformation. Critically, the implementation and success of the net zero carbon strategy depends on our engineering and technical capability, putting engineers front and centre of this change.
Over the next decade electrification, customer-led solutions, and distributed energy generation technology (e.g. solar, batteries/E.V.’s, and wind) are going to directly impact the growth, demand, and productivity of our electricity infrastructure.
Hot on the heels of electrification advances will be the transition of technologies arising from the Fourth Industrial Revolution into our power system operations and addressing the complexity and risks of future power systems. The speed at which current breakthrough technologies such as artificial general intelligence (AGI), digital twins, immersive media, data, the internet of things, and cyber security have progressed has no historical precedent.
In order to understand these trends, enable change, and work with our customers to meet these challenges we must 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. This will be the focus of the EEA’s 2022 conference.
Once again we will be bringing thought leaders from across the energy sector to focus on delivering clarity around these complex issues and together we will brainstorm solutions and ways of implementing these to achieve our 2050 climate change targets.
The EEA conference will also include a comprehensive Trade 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 Trade Exhibition also provides excellent networking opportunities which is especially important in this time of change.
There is no better event than the EEA2022 conference to grow your knowledge and understanding of the future of our industry. As the power industry’s largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, the EEA conference serves to nurture and grow our industry capability and prepare the next generation of engineering and safety leaders, innovators, influencers, and change-makers to ensure Aotearoa’s energy future. As interested, curious and enthusiastic members of the electricity supply community you simply cannot miss it!
So put these dates in your diary now and join us at the EEA2022 Conference, on 27-29 June 2022. It is a ‘must do’ for your continuing professional development.
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Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at the EEA2022 Conference in Wellington.
Paper abstracts are invited for the Electricity Engineers' Association 2022 Conference to be held in Wellington on 27 - 29 June 2022.
The EEA Conference is the premier engineering/technical event for the New Zealand electricity supply industry and the 2021 conference attracted over 1,000 delegates and visitors.
The 2022 Conference will bring an exciting mix of keynote addresses, technical papers and interactive panel sessions focused on 'Delivering a Net Zero Carbon Energy Future'.
Conference speakers will come from across the supply chain and represent the diversity of people, knowledge and technology that are shaping the future of the electricity supply industry in New Zealand and globally.
Technology, the political and regulatory environment, changing customer behaviours, evolving market forces and safety are some of the many drivers for change in the power industry.
Monday 28 February 2022 - Abstract submissions close
Monday 21 March 2022 - Notification of acceptance
Friday 8 April 2022 - Authors to confirm participation
Friday 13 May 2022 - Full paper due
For further information on the submission process and a list of potential topics please visit the conference website.
EEA2022 is the power industry's largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, focused on delivering clarity on complex issues, practical support and technology solutions, and market intelligence to industry. It also provides an excellent learning and networking opportunity for our engineering/technical/safety people, especially in this time of change.
Our Government has strongly signalled intent to #BuildBackBetter in the context of a low carbon economy and a changing electricity infrastructure - so technology investments are to the fore. Our sector has much to do so we invite you to EEA2022 to showcase your New Zealand and international technology, services, people and products and be a future influencer. You can also help us 'brainstorm' technology solutions, engage with our engineering/technical/safety communities, and lead the implementing of new aspirational policies for #BuildBackBetter.
The EEA2022 is at the TSB Arena in Wellington on 27 - 29 June 2022, so join us! For attendees, it is the best opportunity to meet the market, learn about options, and get 'hands-on' with the solutions they need.For further information and to book your stand/s, please visit the conference website.
The EEA Annual Conference is the premier forum for our industry to look at national and international challenges for engineers and engineering in delivering New Zealand’s electricity supply requirements.
This is an excellent opportunity to:
For further details on sponsorship packages available, please visit the conference website. Note if you are interested in a package that may be marked as 'Under Offer' please let Tracy Hobbs know and if this package is released we can offer it to you.