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Smart Grid Forum members announced

Smart Grid Forum members announced


Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the members of a New Zealand Smart Grid Forum to advance the development of smart electricity networks in New Zealand.

“The term ‘smart grid’ encompasses all the challenges and opportunities for our electricity system presented by emerging technologies and changing consumer preferences,” Mr Bridges says.

“Future electricity systems will need to be smarter to respond to those different demands.

“The new Smart Grid Forum will provide a platform for information-sharing about these new challenges and opportunities, as well as providing advice on the deployment of a smart grid in New Zealand.

“It reflects the Government’s commitment to the responsible and savvy use of resources and technology to secure New Zealand’s energy future and lift our standard of living.

“The significant response to an invitation for prospective forum members to register their interest confirms the time for this initiative is right.

“Members were selected from a range of criteria including the need for representation from leaders across all parts of the electricity system, including consumers, as well as business, scientific and academic interests.

“I’d like to thank those who put their hand up and I look forward to the contribution they will make in helping to shape a common vision for our future power system,” Mr Bridges says.

The new forum members are:
Dr Allan Miller
Director, Electric Power Engineering Centre, University of Canterbury
Ralph Sims
Professor of Sustainable Energy and Director of the Centre for Energy Research, Massey University
Rogan Clarke
General Manager, Advanced Meter Services
Neil Cheyne
General Manager Electronics, Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Ryno Verster
Acting Group General Manager Asset Investment, Vector
Jaun Park
General Manager Networks and Operations, Unison
Derek Todd
General Manager Asset Management, Delta Utility Services Ltd
Stephen Drew
Country Manager, EnerNOC New Zealand
Simon Clarke
General Manager Business Solutions & Technology, Trustpower
Matt Olde
General Manager Business Strategy & Solutions, Mighty River Power
Ari Sargent
Chief Executive, Powershop
Richard Manaton
General Manager Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Countdown Progressive
John Carnegie
Manager Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, Business New Zealand
Lynda Amitrano
Manager Evaluations and Building Sustainability, Building Research Association New Zealand
Hamish Wilson
Manager Research and Testing, Consumer New Zealand
John Clarke
General Manager Development, Transpower
Gareth Wilson
Principal Advisor, Ministry Business, Innovation and Employment (convenor)
John Hancock
Secretariat
Paul Atkins – Chief Executive Officer National Energy Research Institute (chair)
John Hamill
General Manager Regulation, Commerce Commission (observer)
Craig Evans
Manager Retail and Network Markets, Electricity Authority (observer)
Terry Collins
General Manager Product, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (observer)
For more information of the New Zealand Smart Grid Forum see: http://www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/energy/electricity/new-zealand-smart-grid-forum/view

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