Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Zealand:

Geothermal Figures Large in NZ Energy Excellence Award Nominations

The Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards provide an annual opportunity to recognize excellence and achievement across the electricity, oil, gas and petroleum industries. Geothermal energy, as the biggest renewable energy producer in New Zealand, is well represented in the nominations.
  • Contact Energy is in the running for Energy Project of the Year for it's Wairākei Investment Programme that includes the 166 MWe Te Mihi geothermal power station.
  • In the Community Initiative Of The Year category Mighty River Power and Tauhara North No.2 Trust - Mauri Waiariki are nominated for their "Harnessing the life force of geothermal energy for community good" campaign.
  • Mike Dunstall, a GRC Member, General Manager Geothermal Resources and Development at Contact Energy is nominated for Energy Executive Of The Year
The award winners will be announced 12 August at the Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.