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New Zealand’s energy system transformation is underway! SEANZ 2018 | Tomorrow's Energy Today is New Zealand's leading Sustainable Energy Conference, bringing together key players from across sectors and around the world who can lead the drive toward a resilient and 100% renewable energy system for New Zealand.

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The triple challenges of net zero emissions, resilience through increasingly adverse weather events, and the electrification of our transport fleet demand joined-up solutions. This event provides the place for joined-up thinking.

The Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) hosts this leading event for technologists, innovators, system integrators, network operators, regulators, decision-makers, manufacturers, supply chain and all electricity system stakeholders who are committed to driving our renewable energy future.

With multiple focus points set over two days, SEANZ 2018 | Tomorrow's Energy Today offers something for everyone with presentations from industry heads, thought-leaders and key decision-makers, innovation case-studies, a technology showcase, and multiple networking events including the annual SEANZ Gala Dinner and Awards.

Thursday 27th September: Professional Development and Technical Training- Free for all of the industry, SEANZ members and non-members alike but you must RSVP. 

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Friday 28th: SEANZ 2018 | Tomorrow's Energy Today Main plenary day with everything from high-level international and national keynote speakers to local and international case-studies from leading projects and technologies in the sustainable energy space.

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Speakers

Hon. Dr Megan Woods - Minister of Energy and Resources

Hon Megan Woods has been an MP since 2011. Following the 2017 election, Megan was appointed as a Minister of the Crown with portfolio responsibilities including the Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Energy and Resources, Research, Science and Innovation, and responsibility for the Earthquake Commission. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Megan worked as a Business Manager at Plant & Food Research. She holds a PhD in New Zealand History from the University of Canterbury. For the first time ever, a Minister of Energy & Resources presents at a SEANZ Conference. With the Electricity Review under way, the growing impacts of consumer-centric tech with solar and batteries, the strong global upward trend, achieving 100% renewable generation in NZ and continuing discussions about solar mini & microgrids adding resilience to our electricity system, what messages will the minister deliver. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Brendan Winitana - Chairman

Brendan was a founding director of SEANZ in 2007 and has served as chairman since 2008. With a background in governance, senior management and strategic planning, Brendan has held CEO and director roles in imaging solutions, IT and content management businesses as well as his own consulting practice specialising in industry and sector transformation and change and resulting new business models. As an independent director he serves on other boards. His passion lies with SEANZ –and the outcomes it seeks based on the expected exponential industry development to help drive the low carbon economy. Brendan presents the new SEANZ view on stuff in the industry - its non-linear, wide-ranging and needs explanation.

Simon Corbell - Renewable Energy Advocate

Simon Corbell held the office of Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Energy and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change of the Australian Capital Territory from 2008-2016. He has two decades of senior experience in public policy leadership and delivery, including as the longest-serving member of the COAG Energy Council.  In 2016 he was appointed as the inaugural Victorian Renewable Energy advocate. Simon’s advocacy for a strong climate change policy saw the Australian Capital Territory achieve national and international recognition as a best practice jurisdiction in climate change and renewable energy policy.  He successfully implemented programs to deliver 100% renewable energy for the ACT. Simon has been recognized by the Clean Energy Council and the Climate Alliance for his work in championing the clean energy transition in the ACT and nationally.  He is also a Patron of the Australian Solar Council and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Australian Advisory Board. Simon believes we need to step up support for innovation if we want to reduce our emissions. He will outline how policy settings can support innovation at a local level and incentivise distribution of relevant technologies in order to hit our 100 percent renewable energy target.

Andrew Caseley - Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Caseley has held executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. Previously he worked for MWH, a global engineering and environmental consultancy. For most of this time he was the Managing Director of the New Zealand business; but he was also the Operations Director for Australia and New Zealand while filling various roles in Indonesia and Fiji. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for 13 years. Andrew has a commerce degree with an accounting major and is a Companion Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers. Andrew is presenting on the Electric Vehicle space - workstreams of EECA, infrastructure development and opportunities for SEANZ members.

Shay Brazier - Technical Director

Shay is excited by what technology can do for people and the places we live in. Technology incorporates a far wider range of tools and resources than we commonly consider. Processes, systems, knowledge and design are the key tools we can use to solve problems, and in turn generate value for both organisations and our personal lives. Technology cannot simply be purchased. It must be systematically implemented and appropriately applied to solve the problem it was selected for. Intrinsic to this process is the ability to clearly communicate requirements and how we wish to apply technology as a solution. Shay is a solar PV technical expert. As a consulting practitioner of related technologies Evident provides such for projects like Glenorchy….  

Graham Moor - Chief Executive

Graham has been on the RANZ Executive since 2002, serving as President for 6 years. A plumber by trade, he also holds National Certificates in 3 types of Roofing as well as being an industry assessor. He has been in the roofing industry for over 35 years. Graham was a member of the first LBP Board for 5 years and also served for 2 years on the Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlayers and Roofing ITO Board. He has been involved with much of the Working at Heights information in the industry today as well as the various Codes of Practices and How To Guides that are available in the roofing industry. He is a strong advocate for the recognition of Specialist Trades –roofing being one of them. Graham will be covering the RANZ perspective on roofing standards and position in relation to solar PV implementations. This is a not to missed presentation for solar PV installers.

Ben Stanton - Director

Ben Stanton has worked with solar, security, batteries, cows, boats, cameras and automation systems since the 1980's and like many of us has seen the huge changes in Renewable Energy. In 2012 Ben designed and developed a solar energy management system. Since then he has been on the innovation journey from back-shed tinkering, to investment, to a commercially scalable business. Ben is the man behind PowerGenius, which has recently secured a Callaghan Research and Development grant. PowerGenius is launching in Australia while still working on product development. Ben presents an innovation journey – the challenging, the rewarding and the outcomes.

Sara Shahryar-Davies - Senior Adviser

Sara is a Senior Advisor at the Ministry responsible for co-leading the secretariat for the Electricity Price Review. Particular areas of interest are regulation and the impact of emerging technologies on the electricity sector. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, Sara worked for several years in the UK Civil Service, including on electricity policy during a period of ambitious electricity market reform.  An economist by background, Sara holds a BSc Economics from Manchester, and an MSc Economics from London. Sara is presenting on the Electricity Review – the why and how with an updated overview in relation to new and emerging technologies – solar, batteries, electric vehicles and related tech.

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