Entec had the privilege of hosting an exhibition stand and meeting a large number of industry players at the recent Electricity Engineers’ Association conference at the (almost) new and very shiny conference centre Te Pae in Christchurch.
The EEA annual conference is the premier event for New Zealand’s electrical engineering community, with great representation from across the industry sectors including power generation, transmission, distribution and large electricity consumers.
The challenge facing us all in the industry is simply represented by the oft-quoted “energy trilemma”; the need to find balance between energy reliability, energy affordability and energy sustainability.
To put it even more simply, New Zealand needs to significantly increase the volume of electricity that we generate, transmit and distribute to consumers. And the approach must be quick, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable so that our small economic base can actually afford to get this done.
In an effort to contribute towards the sustainable energy industry trend, we are using some smart thinking when providing our services across the country.