Best Large Business 2022

Winner: Vector Powersmart

Vector Powersmart (VPS) is an award-winning New Zealand-based company with over 15 years of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) experience. VPS are renewable energy specialists, delivering innovative solutions to assist developers, investors and businesses in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands meet decarbonisation, cost reduction and renewable energy generation targets.

Over the past two years VPS has strategically pivoted from an ‘EPC only’ model business to an integrated solar energy expert that now provides a full range of end-to-end services to customers including:

Project development and technical consulting
Project procurement and construction
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services

VPS is passionate about helping its clients meet their sustainability and commercial objectives. We have been recognised for superior commitment to design quality, project management, customer service, staff wellbeing and impressive safety record.

Other key reasons:

Pivoting from an ‘EPC only’model to becoming an integrated solar energy expert
Over $1b of utility EPC opportunities with 25% signed into preconstruction consulting agreements
Zero fatality / major incident HSE record since founded.

Our breadth of technical expertise, NZ & world-firsts, safety record, strong supply relationships and pre-empting of the NZ utility scale market makes Vector Powersmart worthy of recognition.

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Runner Up: Sunergise

Sunergise was founded in 2012 in response to the growing climate threat and the opportunity to offer high quality, affordable solar energy to businesses and communities throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. 

Sunergise develops, finances, constructs, owns and operates commercial scale power systems. Over the past 10 years, Sunergise has installed over 18MW of solar and is Oceania’s largest private operator of renewable energy assets.

Sunergise works to help governments and enterprises achieve carbon emission targets and create a sustainably powered future with opportunities for skilled renewable energy workers throughout the region.

For 10 years, Sunergise has brought over 20MW of affordable, sustainable, solar power generation to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

Sunergise was the first in Oceania to introduce the Power Purchase Agreement - a funding model that facilitates the more rapid transition to sustainable energy.

New Zealand’s largest grid-connected implementation, a 2.1MW solar farm in Taranaki was launched by Sunergise in 2021.

Over the past decade has garnered multiple SEANZ awards.

Sunergise applies the principles of equal opportunity for all current and future employees to promote a diverse working environment free from discrimination or harassment.

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