Wednesday 7 & 9 December 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand

Venture Taranaki, together with sponsors Ara Ake and WITT, is proud to present The New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum.

The forum will involve New Zealand and international participants, and explore and discuss all aspects of the potential for offshore wind in Aotearoa, and what is happening in this space globally.

The forum includes a pre-cursor zoom webinar to discuss “The Global Wind Story”, which will run prior to 9 December and be available to all participants.   

Zoom webinar and online Zoom event - $65.00 NZD
Zoom webinar, New Zealand Offshore wind forum in person event and dinner - $110.00 NZD

The New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum will be recorded and made available to all participants following the event. 


Pre-Forum Zoom webinar 

Monday 7 December 
Zoom online

6.00pm – 8.00pm
The Global Wind Story
Gillian Cagney, President - Australia & New Zealand at Worley
Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol
Bruce Valpy, Managing Director and Founder at BVG Associates Ltd UK
Erin Coldham, Chief Development officer at Star of the South

New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum

Wednesday 9 December 
The Plymouth Hotel, New Plymouth, New Zealand

9.00am – 9.30am
Karakia and Welcome                   
Phil Nixon, Taranaki Mayoral Forum Chair (South Taranaki Mayor)         
Justine Gilliland, Venture Taranaki CE

Session 1 – New Zealand Energy Market

9.30am  - 12.00pm
New Zealand's energy mix, markets and regulatory environment
Briony Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
New Zealand’s future energy needs
Dr Daniel Gnoth, Senior Data Scientist at Powerco
New Zealand’s future electricity needs
Dave Smith, System Planning Manager at Transpower
New Zealand offshore wind opportunity in a carbon-constrained global energy market
Andrew Revfeim, Director and Principal Advisor at Elemental

Infrastructure: Connectivity of offshore wind to the grid
Dave Smith, System Planning Manager at Transpower
12.00pm – 1.00pm                         


Session 2 - Taranaki opportunity and capabilities

1.00pm – 3.00pm

The Taranaki wind opportunity
Ian Mason, Canterbury University

Offshore wind and the hydrogen journey
Hiringa Energy
Infrastructure: Port capabilities
Ross Dingle, Head of Commercial at Port Taranaki
O&G supply chain: Engineering and specialist tech and offshore experience
Matt Gavin, General Manager of Major Projects at Dialog Fitzroy
Energy pathway and talent creation and retention
Ellie Khaghanikavkani, Lead Energy & Principal Academic Staff at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
2.30pm – 3.00pm                           

Session 3 - Legislation Leaning

3.00pm – 5.00pm
New Zealand Government's low emission vision
Minister Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources
Iwi consideration and low emission vision
Jamie Tuuta, Venture Taranaki Chair
Taranaki Regional Council regulatory environment (under 12 nautical miles)

Grace Marcroft, Policy Analyst at Taranaki Regional Council
Environmental Protection Authority regulatory environment (over 12 nautical miles)

Ben Moginie, Senior Advisor Land & Oceans Applications at Environmental Protection Authority

Australian Federal Government update on legislation     
Belinda Eslake, Offshore Renewable Energy Manager at Australian Government

International Legislation learnings
Jarek Pole, General Manager at Independent Power
What happens next?

Karakia and closing
5.00pm onwards                             
Dinner and networking