2024 Wind Energy Summit 
Join us September 10 -12
Kia ora koutou katoa,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 New Zealand Wind Energy Summit.

This year’s over-arching theme, "Our Wind, Our Future" encapsulates wind energy’s critical role to deliver our future clean energy needs. Aotearoa’s wind resource is not only abundant, but it is world class in terms of sustained wind quality, which we should all embrace.

The secondary theme of this year’s event is focused on the wind sectors’ ability to provide energy security to the grid. While wind is intermittent on a short-term basis, we have 21 wind farms and 651 turbines operating in real time (a total of 1.26 GW installed) with capacity factors far greater than what is observed in other jurisdictions. New Zealand’s wind farm geographic diversity and high-capacity factors, therefore, enable the sector to deliver critical energy at times when we need it most.

In 2023, wind energy delivered over 7.4% of the grid's total electricity delivered (versus 6.4% in 2022), and in Q4 2023, it delivered 9.2% which greatly supported the grid during those times of need. Wind energy will therefore continue to play a crucial role for the country's electricity security demands.

Throughout this year’s summit, we will have the opportunity to traverse a diverse range of topics, from technological innovations and industry best practices to policy frameworks and market dynamics. We will engage in insightful discussions, share valuable experiences, and forge meaningful partnerships that will drive the continued growth and success of the wind energy sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and beyond.

The event traverses both onshore wind energy and offshore wind energy as both technologies continue to evolve. We need both technology solutions to support the net zero carbon targets, with each requiring different industry support. NZWEA is therefore technology agnostic and deeply supportive of both.

Let's continue to harness the power of the wind to drive positive change for our energy future.

Ngā mihi nui

Kevin Hart
Chief Executive
New Zealand Wind Energy Association
Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa

55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Supporting Organisations 
Programme Summary 
10 September, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitor Pack-in
Oceania Room, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
Exhibitor pack-in and setup.

10 September, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Function and Registration
Oceania Room, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
As we prepare for enlightening discussions, networking opportunities, and collaborative sessions, we invite you to join us alongside our exhibitor displays for an informal evening to relax and re-connect with colleagues and friends.
11 September 8:00am - 4:30pm
Day 1 Summit
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
The 2024 Wind Energy Summit serves as a dynamic platform where industry stakeholders converge to explore the forefront of wind energy innovation. Day 1 covers keynote and plenary speakers from politicians & officials, international jurisdictions, and domestic organisations. Onshore and offshore wind energy subjects will be traversed as well as covering grid integration, associated infrastructure, project financing, regulation frameworks, community & iwi engagement and environmental considerations.

11 September 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Social Function and Dinner
Amokura Gallery, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
Join us for pre-dinner drinks and refreshments followed by a formal sit-down dinner in the Amokura Gallery commencing at 6:30pm. This is a further opportunity to meet new people, network with colleagues and foster new relationships. Formal entertainment will also be included as part of the evening event.

12 September 8:30am - 4:00pm
Day 2 Summit
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington
Day 2 of the Summit continues the conversation for onshore and offshore wind energy, while sharing project case studies, new innovations and ideas, project updates, investment plans, supply chain & workforce considerations, technology advancements, installation & operational best practice, energy security, health and safety, and emerging trends.
Registrations are now open to attend the 2024 New Zealand Wind Energy Summit.

Key Dates:
Early Bird Registration deadline - 5pm NZT on 15th June 2024
Standard Registration deadline - 5pm NZT on 9th September 2024

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration - Member = $1,050 plus GST - CLOSED 15 JUNE
Early Bird Registration - Non Member = $1,350 plus GST - CLOSED 15 JUNE
Standard Registration - Member = $1,350 plus GST
Standard Registration - Non Member = $1,650 plus GST
Virtual Attendance - Member = $555 plus GST
Virtual Attendance - Non Member =$900 plus GST

 Join us 10 - 12 September

We look forward to hosting you!

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