New Zealand Wind Energy Association 2020 AGM


Notice to members of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association ('NZWEA') 

The Annual General Meeting of the NZWEA will be held at 5.30pm, Wednesday 28th October 2020 in Wellington at Bell Gully Lawyers, Level 21, 171 Featherson Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. Receive and consider a report from the Board on the activities of NZWEA since the last annual meeting.
  2. Approve the financial statements of NZWEA for the year ended 30 June 2020.
  3. To elect
    Two Directors to represent the Corporate Members
    Two Directors to represent the Associate and Individual Members
  4. To carry out any other business that may be appropriate at an Annual General Meeting.

Nominations for board positions should contain the following information:

  • The person's name
  • The person's signature, business address, contact phone number and email address.
  • Whether they represent the Corporate members, or the Associate and Individual members.
  • The organisation the person works for.
  • Short biography of nominee.


  1. The nominations do not have to be seconded - a person may nominate themselves.
  2. Directors representing the Corporate Sector must be a full-time employee or an executive office holder of a Corporate Member company.
  3. No more than two Directors may work for any one company.

Nominations should be received by the Secretary, NZWEA by 5pm, Wednesday 21 October 2020. For nominations sent via email - please enter ‘NZWEA Board Nomination’ in the subject line and send to:

The outlook for the electricity sector is very positive with wind energy widely recognised as the key renewable technology to enable decarbonisation of the New Zealand energy sector.

This year Suzannah Toulmin, MBIE’s Team Leader Energy Transitions is our guest speaker. Suzannah leads a team responsible for developing policies to accelerate energy efficiency in process heat and new renewable energy generation.

Suzannah will provide an overview of the Accelerating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy development and an update on the work programme and strategic priorities. She will also discuss MBIE’s linkage with the Climate Change Commission and their work in developing an action plan in support of carbon budgets. As you will appreciate, with a general election between now and the AGM, there may be specific policy / initiative areas that cannot be covered.

Her presentation will be an insightful look into initiatives and options that will shape New Zealand’s energy future.

NZWEA’s Chair and Chief Executive will also provide an update on the wind industry and the activities of the Association over what has been a busy and positive year for the future of renewable electricity generation.

Voting papers, if required, will be sent out on Friday 23 October.

We hope members will be able to join us at this year’s meeting.  For catering purposes, please advise numbers that will be attending.