Large Energy User of the Year

With big energy use comes the opportunity for big reductions. This Award celebrates those that are planning for the future and achieving super-sized energy and emissions reductions.

Large Energy User of the Year Award

This category is open to businesses with a large annual energy spend and high annual emissions. The Award recognises an organisation that has completed a successful energy efficiency, emissions reduction or renewable energy initiative as part of a comprehensive energy and/or emissions management strategy. The award will recognise efforts over a longer-term.


Red Stag Timber

Left to right: Shane Batchelor and Anthony Garea from Red Stag Timber receive the Large Energy User of the Year Award from Andrew Casely, Chief Executive of EECA.

The installation of a new 4.2MW steam turbine and a 10MW biomass boiler at Red Stag’s wood-processing plant has closed the gap on their longterm energy-efficiency and low-carbon business plan. Wood waste is used as renewable fuel to generate all the electricity the site needs, their energy self-sufficiency has put production up, and the power bill down.


Highly Commended

  • Goodman Property Trust
    Improving the energy performance of Goodman’s Auckland’s waterfront precinct is raising the bar in energy-efficiency standards for commercial buildings and they’re passing on associated cost-savings to customers. They’ve recorded a reduction in carbon emissions of 775 tonnes, which has been achieved through continuous monitoring and performance improvements, using the NABERSNZ rating tool as the benchmark.


  • Fonterra Limited
    As part of their roadmap to a low emission future, Fonterra ran a feasibility study to see if it could replace coal with electricity at it’s Edendale site. This Electric Milk study progressed several other electrification projects at other sites and together they provide a philosophy which can be applied across all Fonterra’s sites, prioritising those using coal.