ERANZ partnered with Energy News and ABB New Zealand Electricity survey to take a deep-dive into the results of the 2018 survey.
The Talking Heads session was made up of a panel of influential industry thinkers who held a lively discussion about what our future may hold, and how to prepare for it.
The Panel featured:
Vince Hawksworth, CEO Trustpower;
David Freeman-Greene, General Manager Commercial, Orion;
Raewyn Moss, Auckland Development & Transformation Manager, Transpower;
Margie McCrone, Regulatory Advisor, Genesis Energy and Young Energy Professional Network Member; and
MC - Nick Churchouse, Lightning Lab, Creative HQ
Topics of discussion covered:
Has our sector been as ambitious as futurists such as Tony Seba in predicting the uptake of electric vehicles and other transformative tech?
Are we doing enough to attract the next generation of innovators, thinkers and leaders into the electricity industry?
Are we doing enough to help New Zealand meet its decarbonisation goal?
Do we work together well enough as a sector?
What needs to happen if New Zealand is to become a world leader as a transformative electricity sector?
If things are expected to change rapidly, are we doing enough to take our customers on the journey
Have we done enough to encourage greater diversity into our workforce?