¬†The wind industry in New Zealand is changing as we see a hesitation in new development. Globally, however, this is not the case. 44,000MW of wind generation was installed around the world in 2012 – five times New Zealand‚Äôs entire electricity system.
¬†Innovation in the wind sector is still occurring in NZ. Now is the time to take advantage of the lull in NZ wind development to streamline and target efficiencies in procedures, data analytics, forecasting, training, and maintenance. The industry is also broadening out to become more diversified, taking advantage of the skills and expertise developed here to meet opportunities in medium-scale development and lower wind speed turbines in NZ and larger-scale installation overseas.
The 2014 conference in Wellington from 14-16 April, is the industry‚Äôs chance to explore the opportunities and challenges in fulfilling its potential internationally and growing the local renewables sector to 90% of generation by 2025.
¬†NZWEA would like to receive your proposal for a presentation at the conference. Our preference is for presentations that relate practical experience or case studies; present new work or new perspectives on known material; and suggest future directions. We welcome proposals that will be of interest to general audiences as well as those that take an in-depth look at specialist topics.
¬†To make a proposal please download the form from our website: http://windenergy.org.nz/events/2014-conference
¬†Proposals must be made on the proposal form and emailed to [email protected] by 31 October 2013. Proposals must be sent as MS Word files. Do not send PDFs.