Wind Energy Conference 2017

Venue: Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand

The 2017 Wind Energy Conference is on Wednesday 12 April with the workshop on Thursday 13 April at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington.

The 2016 Conference was well attended and feedback was very positive. As always, the Wind Energy Conference is a great opportunity to gain knowledge, be inspired and catch up with industry colleagues.

For 2017 the Conference will open with an address from the Minister of Energy and Resources the Hon Judith Collins .  The programme also includes a number of speakers from New Zealand, Australia and the USA who will provide valuable insights on international and domestic energy trends, technical and operational innovations and ways to optimise value from wind energy.

As we all know the electricity industry is going through a period of rapid change and the 2017 Conference will focus on key opportunities and challenges for both the wider electricity industry and for wind energy.

The Conference will look at world trends in energy, the outlook for New Zealand and explore the forces of industry change and the opportunities they create for renewable energy and in particular wind.  Climate change and the future of carbon prices will be examined along with latest trends in wind energy including how we can better position wind to enhance consenting and increase the level of public support.

Most speakers have been confirmed and the programme can be found here:

If addressing the impacts of climate change and increasing the level of renewable energy we produce in New Zealand is a priority for you the Conference is a must attend.

The workshop topic this year is “Questioning electricity resilient in NZ”. Given recent events this is an area that absolutely warrants focus, and that’s what we will be doing at the workshop.   Bill Heaps will facilitate the workshop using a crowd sourcing format. Further details on the workshop can be found here:




Members Non Members
Conference $395 $495
Workshop $200 $275
Conference and Workshop $495 $595



Registration for the Conference and Workshop are open.  Click on a link below to download the registration form or fill in the online form.

We hope to see you at the Conference and Workshop.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.