Technical Reference Group

A Technical Reference Group is being established to provide the NZ Battery Project team with independent technical expertise, sector knowledge and advice on the relevant social, mātauranga Māori and environmental issues relevant to individual options.

We are now seeking nominations for the Technical Reference Group. You may nominate yourself or someone within your organisation.

Application process

Members will be selected on what they can personally bring to the work of the Group, as well as the role of the organisation they represent. In particular, we are looking for people who have a good understanding of issues relating to the social, mātauranga Māori and environmental considerations of developing renewable options for dry year security. 

Applications for membership should be no more than two pages in length and should set out clearly your case for membership, based on the draft Terms of Reference [PDF, 445 KB] and our expectations of members. Please include your:

  • Name
  • Organisation and position
  • Reason for interest in the Technical Reference Group
  • Anticipated contribution to the Group’s work based on the draft Terms of Reference.

You may wish to provide a list of referees if you believe support from other qualified stakeholders will strengthen your application.

More details about the Group’s purpose, skill sets and requirements are outlined in the draft Terms of Reference. Please read the draft Terms of Reference before submitting your application. These will be the subject of discussion and agreement at the first meeting, provisionally scheduled for late-February 2021 in Wellington and online. 

The draft Terms of Reference [PDF, 445 KB]

Applications should be sent to nzbattery@mbie.govt.nz by 5pm, Friday 29 January 2021.

Any queries should also be addressed to the project Secretariat at the above email address.

Last updated: 18 December 2020