Business publications and resources

Research papers and resources covering energy efficient technologies and practices for New Zealand businesses. Documents are ordered by publication date, with the most recent listed first.

Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) district energy scheme for Christchurch – final investment and ownership report

Prepared for Christchurch Agency for Energy Trust (CAFE) by KPMG

December 2011

In 2011 EECA supported the Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) to engage KPMG to provide advice on the investment and ownership feasibility of a Christchurch District Energy System (DES). The KPMG Report outlines conclusions on the feasibility of the DES system, based on a financial model using inputs provided by the technical advisors. The report also details KPMG’s stakeholder engagement, the investment risks, ownership and company structures, pricing implications and smart metering.

Christchurch central city district energy system information report

Prepared for Christchurch Agency for Energy Trust (CAFE) by Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd (Beca)

July 2011

This scoping study report was commissioned by the Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) and co-funded by EECA. The report identifies key high-level considerations to implement a district energy system for Christchurch Central City following the Christchurch earthquake. This report is intended to inform stakeholders of the issues and benefits of such a system and inform a decision on proceeding to the prefeasibility and/or feasibility study phase.

Domestic-scale distributed generation: guidance for local government

April 2010

This document provides guidance and information to assist with the approval processes and requirements for small-scale distributed renewable energy generation technologies (collectively referred to as ‘microgeneration’), particularly in relation to the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC). The guidelines are primarily intended for local authority consenting staff, and project proponents.

This guidance document has been prepared by EECA in its role to encourage, promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources.

Review of energy use in specific meat and fish processing plants and opportunities for energy savings

March 2005

The report analyses the energy audits completed at 10 meat and fish processing plants and identifies energy use, savings potential and actions required to achieve savings as a sector study for the CCO SME project regarding implications of a future carbon tax.

Review of energy use in specific meat and fish processing plants and opportunities for energy savings