Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2018
EECA Business sponsored the Large Energy User Initiative of the Year category of the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2018, providing recognition for exciting energy-saving projects and the work being undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for New Zealand.
Winner and Finalists
City Rail Link - Carbon footprint measurement and reduction
City Rail Link aims to set the benchmark for delivering sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand. The project has established a carbon foot printing programme on its first two contract packages to identify opportunities and actions for reducing energy emissions. From replacing diesel generators with grid-connected transformers to training haulage drivers in fuel-efficient techniques, CRL’s initiatives are expected to reduce energy emissions by over 2,000 tonnes – a 29% reduction project is on target to achieve its goals, while also reducing costs and saving time.
Transit Group - First fully electric bus
Tranzit Group, award-winning and family owned, was founded in 1924 and is a fourth-generation transport and tourism company.
In partnership with AUT and EECA we launched EV1 - New Zealand’s first fully battery powered bus into commercial operation in early 2018. EV1 replaces its diesel equivalent. Our AUT shuttles travel close to half a million km’s annually servicing the universities three campuses. Our findings will be shared with the transport industry in the hope that the uptake of electric buses in NZ is seen as a viable replacement to the current 9,500 diesel buses operating on our roads.
Vector and Dominion Salt - World first in battery and wind energy solution
Vector and Dominion Salt’s innovative project demonstrates the intersection of technology and sustainability in delivering commercial and environmental value.
Dominion Salt’s 660kW wind turbine combines with a 570kWh Tesla Powerpack, installed and configured with a custom control system by Vector. Dominion Salt can now store up to 570kW hours of energy which maximises the wind turbine’s efficiency and smooths the balance between onsite wind generation and variable plant load.
This project puts both Dominion Salt and Vector at the leading edge of renewable energy, with this Australasian-first energy system.
The Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2018
The Awards provided an annual opportunity to recognise excellence and achievement across the energy sector. The event was held on Wednesday 22 August, at Cordis Auckland, formerly known as The Langham.
Large Energy User Initiative of the Year category
Award for outstanding energy-related initiatives that have delivered significant benefits, carried out by large energy users.
This category was open to New Zealand’s large energy users, for example, industrial and corporate organisations that use large volumes of energy (electricity, gas, coal, transport fuel etc) at a single site or across multiple sites. The award was assessed for initiatives undertaken over the last two years (started, completed or ongoing).