Consultations and proposals

We have the following consultations and tenders. We post our tenders on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS).

Current consultations, tenders and RFPs

Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Programme

The Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Programme is an EECA direct client engagement which assists large energy users in the business sector to develop a stationary energy-related carbon abatement opportunity assessment as a first step in developing a strategic low-carbon pathway. The ETA helps the largest stationary energy-related greenhouse gas emitters to make technically and economically viable decisions and investments that support their energy transition pathway to a low carbon future.

This RFP seeks proposals from suitably qualified suppliers to form a panel of Programme Partners for the ETA Programme.

For more information and to apply visit www.gets.govt.nz

GETS ID: 22164987

RFP closes: noon 5th March 2020

Research - current state of ripple control technology for domestic electric hot water heating

This opportunity is investigating ripple control and other associated technologies for domestic electric hot water heating and storage in New Zealand. This will help to provide insight into the current state of play regarding the application and use of ripple control technology.

We are seeking suitable Respondents to assist EECA by undertaking research into the current state of play with electric hot water load management from ripple control in New Zealand.

The main objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the current state of ripple control for domestic electric hot water heating, with a focus on a selection of electricity distribution businesses as case studies, the cost profile of ripple control technology, trends and developments for uptake and investment (or lack thereof) and alternative technologies being trialed or piloted for use in NZ. It will also require perspective of changes and the near future, of where hot water load management is now in NZ and its relevance under shifting technology and operating contexts (e.g. wireless network technologies, internet of things).

For more information and to apply visit www.gets.govt.nz

GETS ID: 22125699

RFP closes: noon 30th January 2020

EECA seeks feedback on 2020/21 energy levies

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2020/21 year.

EECA receives part of its funding from levies collected from the road transport fuel, electricity and gas sectors. The levy funding will help EECA continue its work to improve the energy productivity, and reduce the carbon intensity, of New Zealand’s economy.

For the 2020/21 year EECA is consulting on a total of $14.3 million from the following levies:

  • Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring (PEFM) levy: $7.5 million (52%)
  • Electricity industry levy: $5.5 million (39%)
  • Gas Safety, Monitoring and Energy Efficiency (GSMEE) levy: $1.3 million (9%)

Consultation on the 2020/21 levy programme is open from 18 November to 13 December 2019. People who want to make a submission can email us at levyconsultation@eeca.govt.nz, or write to us at EECA, 44 The Terrace, Wellington.

Warmer Kiwi Homes service providers (wood and pellet burners)

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a government-funded programme designed to support New Zealand families to live in warmer, drier homes.

EECA, which runs the programme, expects to provide funding for approximately 22,000 heating appliances over the next three years. The majority of these heating appliances are expected to be heat pumps, but there will be some demand for wood burners and pellet burners.

The aim of this procurement project is to contract additional service providers (wood and pellet burners) with the capacity and capability to supply and install compliant wood burners or pellet burners in areas not currently serviced by existing providers in the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Service providers (wood and pellet burners) will be required to deliver the following as part of the programme:

  • Follow-up leads provided by EECA with qualifying home owners.
  • Source products that meet with the compliance criteria outlined below.
  • Accurately scope and price each installation.
  • Manage the building consent process on behalf of homeowner
  • Provide high quality customer service.
  • Provide quality, cost effective installations.
  • Train homeowners in the correct use of the heating appliance.
  • Provide after-sales support and meet manufacturers’ warranty conditions.

Interested Respondents should download the contract application and other associated documents below.

Request for Tenders closes: 12 noon, 28 February 2020

RFT documents

Information about the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme

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Warmer Kiwi Homes service providers (wood and pellet burners)

Warmer Kiwi Homes (WKH) is a government-funded programme designed to support New Zealand families to live in warmer, drier homes.

EECA, which runs the programme, expects to provide funding for approximately 22,000 heating appliances over the next three years. The majority of these heating appliances are expected to be heat pumps, but there will be some demand for wood burners and pellet burners.

The aim of this procurement project is to contract Service Providers (wood & pellet burners) with the capacity and capability to supply and install compliant wood burners or pellet burners in the North and South Islands of New Zealand as part of this programme.

GETS RFx ID:   21000676

Request For Tender closed:  12 noon, 28 May 2019

Warmer Kiwi Homes service providers (heat pumps)

Warmer Kiwi Homes (WKH) is a government-funded programme designed to support New Zealand families to live in warmer, drier homes.

EECA, which runs the programme, expects to provide funding for approximately 22,000 heating appliances over the next three years. The majority of these heating appliances are expected to be heat pumps.

This Request for Tender (RFT) relates to the selection of Service Providers (heat pumps) with the capacity, capability and commitment to supply and install approved, single-split non-ducted heat pumps for eligible owner-occupied homes across New Zealand for the next three years as part of the WKH heating programme. The RFT contains a list of the approved heat pumps (selected through a previous RFQ process) to be installed through this programme.

GETS RFx ID:  20994221

Request For Tender closed:  12 noon, 29 May 2019

2019/20 Energy Levies

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has consulted* on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2019/20 year, as follows:

  • Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring (PEFM) levy: $7.5 million (54%)
  • Electricity industry levy: $5.2 million (38%)
  • Gas Safety, Monitoring and Energy Efficiency (GSMEE) levy: $1.1 million (8%)

Please find the submissions that EECA received on its 2019/20 energy levy consultation proposal below.

EECA 2019-20 Energy Levies Submissions

EECA has considered the submissions and the Minister of Energy and Resources will make a decision on EECA’s final 2019/20 energy levies appropriation. This will be announced as part of Budget 2019.

The levy consultation document is available here:

* Consultation was open from 13 November to 14 December 2018.

Hot water systems policy framework and roadmap 2018

We have released a policy framework and five year roadmap for consultation to improve the energy efficiency of all hot water system technologies, and we are holding public consultation meetings in November.

We welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions. Written submissions are due by 5pm, Thursday 31 January 2019 to regs@eeca.govt.nz.

Public consultation meetings

We are holding two public consultation meetings in Australia and one in New Zealand. Representatives from the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy and EECA will be present at the NZ meeting.

If you would like to attend one of the meetings below, please RSVP to regs@eeca.govt.nz by 5pm, 20 November 18 - please include any dietary requirements.

City Venue Date Time
Auckland Karstens Tuesday 27 November 18 10am - 12pm
Melbourne Park Royal Melbourne Airport Wednesday 28 November 18 10am - 12pm
Sydney Pullman Sydney Airport Thursday 29 November 18 10am - 12pm