Resources, Industry and Energy
What do we mean when we say 'renewable' energy?
The term 'renewable' describes methods of generating energy that can be reused - often with very little impact to the environment. Common examples of renewable energy sources are solar, wind, and hydropower. In the case of renewable energy, experts harness the power of the wind, sun, and water and convert it into electricity. The availability of wind, sun, and water means we're able to reuse and renew these energy processes time and time again.
What do we mean when we say 'sustainable' energy?
'Sustainable' energy refers to energy solutions - pioneered in New Zealand and around the globe - that can be maintained, at pace, for future use. In order for solutions to be sustainable, they need to have minimal impact on the planet and its environment. These energy systems, such as hydrogen energy systems, let us generate power for use now and store it for when we need it in the future. 'Sustainable energy' encompass the entire journey from design, to energy generation, through to eventual end-use.
What is included in energy management?
We take a leadership role in the industry and are heavily involved with the Energy Management Association of New Zealand, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Green Building Council of Australasia. Our power management specialists have expertise in:
-Planning and design of new infrastructure and ‘green’ buildings
-Power related research
-Energy training and awareness
-Identification of efficiency opportunities