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 take place at 6pm on 7 December and be available to all participants.   

Zoom webinar and online Zoom event - $65.00 NZD

The New Zealand Offshore Wind Forum has been recorded and can be made available to all participants that attended the event. 


Pre-Forum Zoom webinar 

Monday 7 December 
Zoom online

6.00pm – 8.00pm
The Global Wind Story
Bruce Valpy, Managing Director and Founder at BVG Associates Ltd UK – 2mins
Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol – 21mins
Gillian Cagney, President - Australia & New Zealand at Worley – 41mins
Erin Coldham, Chief Development officer at Star of the South -56mins
Thomas Wibe Poulsen, Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner – 1hr 22min 30sec

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

Part 1 – New Zealand Energy Market

Energy policy, regulatory and market landscape ​17mins​
Briony Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
New Zealand’s future energy needs 59mins 16secs​
Dr Daniel Gnoth, Senior Data Scientist at Powerco
New Zealand’s future electricity needs 1hr 14mins 17secs​
Dave Smith, System Planning Manager at Transpower
New Zealand offshore wind opportunity in a carbon-constrained global energy market 1hr 37mins 11secs
Andrew Revfeim, Director and Principal Advisor at Elemental

Infrastructure: Connectivity of offshore wind to the grid 2hr 6mins 11secs​
Dave Smith, System Planning Manager at Transpower


Part 2 - Taranaki opportunity and capabilities

The Taranaki wind opportunity - 1min 50sec
Ian Mason, Canterbury University

Offshore wind and the hydrogen journey - 13mins 07secs
Andrew Clennett, CEO of Hiringa Energy
Infrastructure: Port capabilities - 44mins​
Ross Dingle, Head of Commercial at Port Taranaki
O&G supply chain: Engineering and specialist tech and offshore experience 56mins 30secs
Matt Gavin, General Manager of Major Projects at Dialog Fitzroy
Energy pathway and talent creation and retention - 1hr 07mins 05secs​
Ellie Khaghanikavkani, Lead Energy & Principal Academic Staff at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Part 2 - Legislation Leaning

New Zealand Government's low emission vision 
Minister Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources
Iwi consideration - 1hr 39mins 01secs
Jamie Tuuta, Venture Taranaki Chair
Taranaki Regional Council regulatory environment (under 12 nautical miles)
- 2hr 01mins 20secs
Grace Marcroft, Policy Analyst at Taranaki Regional Council
Environmental Protection Authority regulatory environment (over 12 nautical miles)
- 2hr 16mins 43secs
Ben Moginie, Senior Advisor Land & Oceans Applications at Environmental Protection Authority

Vision of success for NZ Offshore Wind market - 2hr 25mins 22secs
Jarek Pole, General Manager at Independent Power

Australia’s Legislative Insight- 2hr 36mins 50secs
Belinda Wilson, Offshore Renewable Energy Manager at Australian Government
Ara Ake Workshop
- 2hr 48mins 29secs
Stacey Hitchcock, facilitator
Karakia and closing