The 2020 forum was held online over two half days, the focus was on Asset Management and Asset Planning for Low Carbon in electricity business.

The Programme and About the Presenters

To view and/or download the Asset Management 2020 Programme or the About the Presenters flyer, click on the icons below.



On day one (25th November) Partna Group presented on Asset Management plan reviews they have been undertaking, Transpower on the Risk Based Asset Management, this is an area that many organisations are looking to improve asset plans on. WEL are presenting on their journey and learnings towards ISO 5500, which many organisations are considering or currently embarking on undertaking, Orion will present on managing auto reclosure settings based on fire weather conditions.

Andrew Small - Director/consultant, Partna Group

Asset Management Plans

Julian Morton - Performance and risk manager, Transpower Risk Management
Charles lake - Control Systems Manager, Orion Auto-reclose for fire
Richard Kingsford - Asset Planning and Engineering Manager, WEL WEL's ISO55000 journey challenges and benefits
David Lynch - Asset management and Information Manager, Genesis Maintenance Strategy review

YouTube Video of Presentations - Day 1

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Day two (2nd December) covered Planning for low carbon, with presentations from Allan Miller on forecasting PV, and Nigel Wilmont from Western Power on their experience in solar uptake, along with other very interesting presentations that provide insight on planning for a Low Carbon environment.

Allan Miller - Director and Engineer, Allan Miller Consulting

Forecasting Utility-Scale PV Solar Uptake in NZ

Murray Henderson - Principal Market Advisor, Transpower

Distributed Energy Resources

Ryan Tulabing - PhD Candidate, The University of Auckland

Merits of Localized Demand Control in Preparing Local Distribution Grids for High Penetration of Solar PV and Electric Vehicles

Gareth Williams - Chief Product Officer, Solar City

The Role of Third Party owned Distributed Energy Resources in Building a Efficient Grid

Harshal Patel - Associate, Power Engineering, BECA

Utility Scale Battery Energy Storage System Grid

Glenn Sullivan - Group Manager electrical Engineering, Fonterra

Electrification of Dairy Processing - Insights, Innovation and Impact (only available via the recorded session)

Nigel Wilmont - Senior Standards and Technology Engineer, Western Power

Voltage management and inverters settings - West Australian experience/approach

YouTube Video of Presentations - Day 2

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