February 2017: Get involved; Future Energy Leaders, Downstream Conference, Electric Innovation Challenge, Young Persons Paper Comp.
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Get involved in 2017

Welcome to our first Young Energy Professionals newsletter for 2017! 

Here at YEPN we aim to develop a network to share ideas with other professionals, to broaden and deepen our collective understanding of the energy sector and to shape the industry's future.

We've got plenty of ways you can get involved this year. Are you keen to have your say about the future of New Zealand's energy industry? Or would you like to travel the world and see how we compare with other countries? Keep reading to find out how...
The World Energy Council is looking for Future Energy Leaders. The FEL-100 programme aims to inspire the next generation of leaders to solve the world's most pressing energy challenges. As part of the programme you'll get to attend regional and international events like the World Energy Congress. Details here.
Speaking of energy challenges, what do you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the New Zealand energy industry? YEPN will present at this year's Downstream conference. This is our chance to help shape NZ's energy future. Come along to our Auckland workshop, or email us to tell us what you think. 
As if those two great opportunities weren't enough, Callaghan Innovation and Creative HQ are looking for NZ's smartest minds to improve the future of electric energy in our lives. There's $40,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. Find out more about the Lighting Lab Electric Innovation Challenge here.
And finally, the New Zealand Institute of Gas Engineers are calling for entries to the Young Persons Paper CompetitionSubmit an abstract on a project you are involved in or a gas related topic you are passionate about. One lucky winner will be going to the World Gas Conference in Washington DC.  
15 Feb 2017, GREEN Grid Conference, Wellington
A mix of presentations from industry speakers and researchers on demand flexibility and renewable variability, and new technologies in the network.

21 Feb 2017, Challenges and Opportunities workshop, Auckland
Mix and mingle with other Young Energy Professionals, and tell us what you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities for NZ.

6 Mar 2017, YEPN@Downstream 2017, Auckland
YEPN representatives will present ideas about the future of the NZ energy industry before the Downstream conference.

6-8 Mar 2017, Downstream 2017, Auckland
A three day conference for the downstream energy industry. Come and support our YEPN representatives at the main event.

15 Mar 2017, Optimisation of the Energy System, Wellington
Come and hear Professor Mark O'Malley speaking about the role of Energy Systems Integration and integrating renewable energy.
If you're keen to get involved with the Network in 2017, we're on the lookout for people to help out. Contact us at for more details.

And for more news and events check out the latest BusinessNZ Energy Council newsletter.

Til next time,
Young Energy Professionals Network
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