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The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has established a Young Energy Professionals Network (YEPN).

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    Jay, Hansen among energy sector mentors

    25 Jun 2018 | Energy News

    Joshua Riddiford, Energy News 
    Industry leaders including Transpower's grid development general manager Stephen Jay, outgoing Electricity Authority chief executive Carl Hansen and Contact Energy's regulatory affairs and government relations head Louise Griffin have volunteered to mentor the sector's younger professionals. The Young Energy Professional Network's new programme randomly matches mentees, who sign up to the programme, with a mentor in their city to meet that month. The mentor and mentee will then organise their own meetings.

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    2018 FEL Nominations Statistics

    26 Mar 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    This year, the World Energy Council received more applications than ever before: 241 of them! This is an increase of nearly 40% compared to last year and a clear sign of the increasing visibility and importance of the programme.

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    YEPN at Downstream 2018

    22 Mar 2018 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    YEPN were invited to present at the 2018 downstream conference. Presenters Dr Daniel Gnoth (Senior Data Scientist, Powerco), Margie McCrone (Regulatory Advisor, Genesis), and Jonny Parker (Energy Manager, Victoria University) delivered a talk focusing on the soft human skills and connectivity young professionals may need to take the reins of a rapidly changing industry. Environmental challenges, machine learning, electrification of transport, and increased consumer desire for grid independence will lay new challenges to the professionals of tomorrow. So could it be the human traits of creativity, continued learning coupled with professional connectivity that allow us to adapt to future challenges?

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    BEC seeks future energy leaders

    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.

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    NZ future energy leader joins global board

    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.

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    YEPN looks to move beyond Wellington

    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.

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    World energy and the ‘grand transition’

    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?

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    YEPN - 2020 Strategy

    26 Sep 2017 | BusinessNZ Energy Council

    Young Energy Professionals Network announced a new three year strategy. For more information click read more

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    What happened this winter? - Wellington, Sept 2017

    18 Sep 2017 | BusinessNZ

    On 18 September 2017, Emily Calvert (Market Analyst at Transpower) and Rosie Read (Energy Modelling Analyst at Meridian Energy) presented their insights on how this dry winter affected the security of electricity supply.

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    Two young Kiwis recognised as global Future Energy Leaders

    5 Apr 2017 | BusinessNZ

    The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of New Zealand's energy leaders, capable of solving the world's most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability.

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