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  • BEC NEWSLETTER - October 2017

    Date Added: 11 Oct 2017 from BusinessNZ

    We are delighted to bring you the October edition of the World Energy Focus, this month including New Zealand's shift in its Energy Trilemma balance. Moving away from its traditional focus on energy security of supply, which remains important, New Zealand's key challenge is how to reduce energy sector-wide carbon emissions. BEC2050 Scenarios' work explains how the Kayak and Waka scenarios applied to transport could help define policies to achieve such targets in an uncertain political context following the national election.

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  • BEC NEWSLETTER - September 2017

    Date Added: 11 Oct 2017 from BusinessNZ

    AI our greatest existential threat? In an interview with Idealog, Stu Christie explains that he sees the biggest opportunities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies being in agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation. Stu is investment manager at NZ Venture Investment Fund and now Chair of the recently launched AI Forum. He says New Zealand has an open labour force, is easy to do business with, and is a heavily connected first world country but small enough to be able to collaborate together. The AI Forum sets out to raise the level of awareness and capabilities of AI in New Zealand.

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  • BEC NEWSLETTER - August 2017

    Date Added: 11 Aug 2017 from BusinessNZ

    Congratulations to all our award winning members Alison Andrew the CEO of Transpower and James Tipping the Manager Strategy and regulation at Trustpower. Transpower, Trustpower, Flick Electric, ChargeNet, LZ, STOS, GNS Science, Venture Southland, Active Refrigeration and Alan Jenkins were the winners of the 2017 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, announced last night. Over 600 people from the energy sector came together and celebrated with the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Hon Judith Collins.

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  • BEC NEWSLETTER - July 2017

    Date Added: 11 Jul 2017 from BusinessNZ

    Having previously reported on the usage of Blockchain we are excited to see the current development of NZ's peer-to-peer (P2P) power platform P2 Power. In an interview on Wednesday Stu Innes, the P2 Power's co-founder, said that the company is currently working with Lightning Lab to explore options, such as blockchain, to improve their data-driven platform.

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  • BEC NEWSLETTER - June 2017

    Date Added: 11 Jul 2017 from BusinessNZ

    We are pleased to welcome Vector as a new BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Member. Vector is an electricity and gas distribution company based in Auckland. Vector also owns a fibre optic cable network and recently installed a network of 15 electric vehicle chargers across Auckland. The BEC is looking forward to workingi with Vector.

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