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Our inclusive network

Two years ago Emily Calvert, Chloe Sparks and I were invited to give a view of the industry from a young energy professional perspective. We described ourselves as millennials. We described ourselves as energy nerds. We described ourselves as being part of a diverse and multi-cultural group that wants to learn to become great at what we do.

Diversity, either gender, cultural, sexual or otherwise, is what we grew up with. It is what we expect from our society, from the organisations we work for, from our colleagues, and from our friends. 

Recent events have highlighted the importance of diverse and inclusive networks like ours. The following saying has been said many times, but people quickly forget:
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What's the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. 

This is who we are, what we expect, and what we stand for. We are keen to hear your thoughts on diversity in our sector. Email us to tell us what you think.

Nicolas Vessiot
Diversity lacking?
The industry is asking itself how it can attract, grow and retain new talent. We are appalled at some recent comments we have read. However, we recognise this can be a profound mindshift for some people. It's not going to be easy. We are a tolerant bunch and we want to encourage our organisations to embrace diversity and inclusion. You can do this by choosing to work in an organistaion that supports diversity, discussing diversity in your organisation, or considering whether it is time for a change...
Downstream 2019 - what we know
From what we’ve heard, there seems to be an underlying, unsettling, uncertainty along the energy supply chain with all participants anxious for a carbon price signal. Here’s some of the highlights:

Huntly's role,
Productivity Commission,
Pohokura outages,
New gas supply dynamic
Renewable energy tipping point,
Environmental targets.
What's the fuss with hydrogen?
Hydrogen is expensive compared to fossil fuels and more direct uses of electricity due to the capital costs and process losses producing and storing it. But it has potential advantages for niche applications like 24/7 on-site freight applications and meeting energy demand for remote off-grid locations. Concept Consulting assesses the costs of hydrogen in various applications (transport, industrial process heating, space and water heating and power generation) in New Zealand.
Electricity Pricing Review
With the price of electricity for households increasing faster than the rate of inflation, the Minister of Energy and Resources and an independent Expert Advisory Panel dig in to answer the big questions- is it equitable? Why have prices for commercial and industrial users remained flat? Will the market and governance structures be appropriate for the rapidly changing technology in the future? Read the full report.

8 April / 9 April The Changing Face of Government Procurement  
Auckland / Wellington

Hear how govenrment's strategic procurmenet operate and what they are seeking from suppliers.

1 May ENR/EPOC Autumn Risk Workshop Auckland
One-day workshop looking at modelling frameworks applied to energy or resource planning/operations.

9 May Energy Trader Forum Auckland
A forum for the energy trading and the energy and carbon markets community.
Special rates apply for YEPN members. Contact NIco for more information. 

29-30 May EMANZ Conference Wellington
This conference will not be a talking shop about whether we need to adapt to address climate change, but will be setting the agenda for adaptation.
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