The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), a member of the World Energy Council (WEC), are marking the centenary of the world energy community that was formed in 1923 ahead of the First World Power Conference which took place in London the following year. Since this first gathering of 41 countries, WEC have built a deeply local and globally networked community that today works collaboratively in nearly 100 countries, progressing solutions, inspiring leadership action and promoting the sustainable supply and use of energy across the world.
The World Energy Council has launched its centenary celebrations to commemorate 100 years of delivering impact in energy and shaping the next 100 years of progress. The celebrations seek to galvanise the world energy community around transforming energy systems at speed and at scale, activating for a cleaner, better future for billions of better lives and one healthy planet.
This is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and challenges of the past, present, and future of energy in New Zealand.
Join us to hear speakers talk about the history of energy in New Zealand from the 1920s-1950s, 1960s to 1984, 1984 to 2000s, and the 2000s - and looking into what the future might hold for the New Zealand energy sector.