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2 May 2018 | BusinessNZ
The BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes the reopening of a potline at NZ Aluminium Smelters at Tiwai Point.
The Line 4 quarter potline at Tiwai Point was closed in 2012 as production there became unprofitable due to low global aluminium prices and high electricity spot prices.
Now the potline is to be reinstated as a result of a longer-term fixed-term power agreement with Meridian Energy.
BusinessNZ Energy Council Chair David Caygill said the agreement indicated the strength and competitiveness of the energy market in New Zealand.
26 Apr 2018 | BusinessNZ
The energy sector is taking the lead in developing a model for its own future.
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) and public and private partners have commissioned a comprehensive model of New Zealand’s entire energy sector.
BEC Chair David Caygill says the energy sector is critically important to New Zealand, and decisions for the future should be based on the best available information and analysis.
12 Apr 2018 | BusinessNZ
Banning new oil and gas exploration is a crude and unnecessary way to achieve emissions reduction goals and blights New Zealand’s entire energy sector, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council.
27 Feb 2018 | BusinessNZ
Howell, former Goldman Sachs investment banker, says that rate of change is faster than incumbent businesses can react. Over time, the space between technology change and business change creates an “opportunity gap” for new models to exploit.
8 Feb 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
The country's future energy leaders are being sought by the BusinessNZ Energy Council.
There are 100 Future Energy Leaders worldwide chosen by the World Energy Council and the BEC is seeking nominations from New Zealand professionals by 5pm Monday.
Bennet Tucker, recently appointed FEL-100 board secretary, says becoming a future energy leader provides exposure to global energy professionals and issues and ideas with international resonance.
2 Feb 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is delighted with the appointment of Bennet Tucker from Transpower, a member of the New Zealand Young Energy Professionals Network, to the WEC board for global future energy leaders, the FEL-100.
19 Jan 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
The Young Energy Professionals Network aims to have an autonomous chapter in Auckland by September as it looks to grow its membership in 2018. The group has about 120 members. Most of these are based in Wellington but YEPN co-chair and Powerco gas asset strategy manager Nicolas Vessiot says the group wants to reach those outside of the capital city.
14 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ Energy Council
The ‘3Ds’ – the global energy sector is being transformed by three trends that are impacting demand and supply at an unprecedented pace: decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation.
The energy system is in transition. New technologies and systems are set to revolutionise the way we produce and consume energy. These new technologies will lead to unprecedented levels of efficiency and require new ways of thinking.
What are the key elements to achieve this transformation?
What new skills are required across the energy sector to support the change?
14 Dec 2017 | BusinessNZ
The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills.