We are the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

We focus on energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

We want all of New Zealand to recognise that the energy we save now will be an asset to our future, in a multitude of ways. We want a sustainable energy system that supports the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations. 

We’re doing this with expertise, research, regulation, co-investment, support – and by engaging the hearts and minds of all New Zealanders. We inspire them to be clean and clever energy users and to demand changes from others. We show them that every effort counts as we transition to a low emissions economy.

Our function

EECA was established as a Crown entity under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000 to encourage, promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy.

Our work programme is guided by the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy and underpinned by our Statement of Intent (SOI).

Our monitoring agency is the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which advises the Government on energy policy.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website(external link)

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000(external link)

Energy strategies for New Zealand(external link)

Statement of Intent 2018-2022 [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Our levy funding

EECA receives funding from the Crown, including funding from levies collected from the road transport fuel, electricity and gas sectors.

The levy funding helps us to continue our work to improve New Zealand’s energy productivity and reduce its carbon emissions.

Each year, we seek feedback on our proposed energy levy-funded activities and release a report on what was achieved with levy funding over the previous 12 months.

Levy consultation