New Zealand Smart Grid Forum

Architecting a future electricity system for all New Zealanders

[image] New Zealand Smart Grid Forum.

The Smart Grid Forum has changed. The Forum’s new focus is to host lectures, workshops and panel discussions for the electricity industry.

The original Smart Grid Forum was commissioned in 2014 and brought together relevant parties from business, scientific and academic circles, along with policy makers, regulators and consumers. It has successfully raised awareness and produced valuable material for moving forward the conversation on New Zealand’s smarter energy future.

Since the Forum’s establishment, the context has changed. Many agencies and businesses are now actively considering smart grid issues, including a number of new advisory groups and working groups exploring the smart grid space.

One of the most valuable aspects of the Forum was the platform for sharing knowledge and providing a base for coherent discussion. Therefore we will maintain this platform with lectures, workshops and panel discussions.

We’re interested in your suggestions for Smart Grid Forum discussion topics and speakers

We are keen to provide a platform for a range of engaging speakers relevant to changes and emerging trends in New Zealand’s electricity and gas sectors. Lectures could cover one or more of the following issues:

  • policy/regulation
  • networks
  • new entrants
  • markets
  • technology
  • consumers.

We’d be keen to hear from you on suggested topics and presenters – and how best to link them into other work that’s going on in New Zealand at the moment. Topics might be relevant to work that agencies like the Commerce Commission or Electricity Authority have on. We welcome your suggestions at

Just as the early Forum was co-funded by industry and government, we’re keen to keep this type of collaboration going – the more joint funding the industry provides for the Forum, the more events it will be able to run.

Lectures, workshops and panel discussions

Presentations and recordings of lectures, workshops and panel discussions that have taken place under the banner of the Smart Grid Forum.

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Smart Grid Forum investigations

Publications and resources to the main investigations undertaken by the Smart Grid Forum.

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Smart Grid Forum meetings Year 1

Meeting materials for the Smart Grid Forum during its first year of operation.

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Smart Grid Forum meetings Year 2

Meeting materials for the Smart Grid Forum during its second year.

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Forum establishment

The Smart Grid Forum was established by MBIE with the support of the Electricity Networks Association in 2014.

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