Corporate and strategic publications

EECA's corporate and strategic publications. Documents are ordered by publication date, with the most recent listed first.

EECA's Statement of Performance Expectations 2017-2018

June 2017

The Statement of Performance Expectations sets out EECA's goals and objectives for 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018. It provides a detailed view of our targets for the coming year, within the overall strategy set by the four year Statement of Intent 2014–18.

New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) - 2017-2022

June 2017

NZEECS 2017-2022 guides EECA’s work on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy. It is a companion document to the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021.

The strategy is titled, “Unlocking our energy productivity and renewable potential.” Its goal is for New Zealand to have an energy productive and low emissions economy. It encourages businesses, individuals and public sector agencies to take actions that will help unlock our renewable energy, and energy efficiency and productivity potential, to the benefit of all New Zealanders.

New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022 – MBIE website

New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 – MBIE website

Statement of Intent - 2017-2018

May 2017

In her Letter of Owner’s Expectations, the Minister of Energy and Resources has granted EECA a one-year extension for the provision of its new Statement of Intent (SOI) in accordance with section 139B of the Crown Entities Act 2004. This will allow EECA to prepare a new SOI by 1 May 2018 to cover the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2022.

The reason for the extension is to allow EECA to respond to the recommendations of the recent programmes review and the coming replacement of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS).

Strategic changes at EECA

May 2017

EECA is tightening its strategic focus on the best opportunities for energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions across the energy sector.

It will prioritise programmes that will make the biggest difference to New Zealanders, and achieve significant energy efficiency and carbon savings, particularly in carbon-intensive areas such as transport and process heat.

The process started last year, when EECA and MBIE reviewed EECA’s programmes to assess how they fitted with a number of strategic initiatives underway including a refreshed draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS 2017-2022) and changes to EECA’s levy funding to focus more on carbon-intensive sectors. EECA also needed to reprioritise $7 million of its funding annually to support the Government’s Electric Vehicle programme with an information campaign and a five year contestable fund to encourage innovative low emission vehicle projects.

The reviews found large-scale, high-impact programmes exceeded performance expectations and have delivered high value for money. They included the home insulation programme, Warm Up New Zealand; EECA Business’s direct engagement with large energy using businesses; and regulation of appliances and products through the trans-Tasman E3 programme. Together these represent approximately 75% of EECA’s total programme investment.

The reviews also identified ways for EECA to ensure it designs, implements and monitors programmes consistently, to provide the best benefits to New Zealand. Work is in train to implement the recommendations, led by Andrew Caseley, who joined EECA as its new Chief Executive in January this year. The review findings have also been endorsed by the Minister in her recent Letter of Owner’s Expectations to EECA.

The stronger focus on process heat and transport means most EECA programmes will be adjusted over time. EECA’s organisational structure will change to reflect the changes above and build capability in programme design and monitoring, while analysis and market delivery will remain core strengths.

As part of tightening its strategic focus, EECA is retiring the ENERGY STAR label and is completing an exit from the Fuel Efficient Tyres programme.

EECA will continue to build on its role as an authority by commissioning and sharing research and data, and developing tools to help consumers and businesses manage their energy use. EECA’s consumer-facing ENERGYWISE brand and Energy Spot are excellent examples of this and will continue to provide expert advice to New Zealanders. This expertise can help people to make sound decisions about emerging technologies and the most beneficial way to use them in New Zealand.

 Media release: ENERGY STAR retires

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

December 2016

This briefing was provided to the new Minister of Energy and Resources as an introduction to EECA's work around energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy.

EECA's Annual Report 2015-2016

July 2016

EECA's Annual Report outlines the progress towards capturing the benefits from improved energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy in New Zealand, from July 2015 to June 2016.

EECA's Statement of Performance Expectations 2016-2017

July 2016

The Statement of Performance Expectations sets out EECA's goals and objectives for 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017. It provides a detailed view of our targets for the coming year, within the overall strategy set by the four-year Statement of Intent 2014–18.

EECA's Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-2016

July 2015

The Statement of Performance Expectations sets out EECA's forecast non-financial and financial performance information for the period 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016. It sits within the overall strategy set by the four-year Statement of Intent published in July 2014. 

EECA's Annual Report 2014-2015

June 2015

EECA's Annual Report outlines the progress towards capturing the benefits from improved energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy in New Zealand, from July 2014 to June 2015.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

October 2014

EECA has released the Briefing to the Incoming Minister, that it provided to the new Minister of Energy and Resources.

The briefing provides an introduction to EECA and its work in the areas of energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy.

Statement of Intent - 2014-2018

July 2014

This Statement of Intent (SOI) sets out EECA's medium-term work plan: specifically the outcomes, impacts and outputs EECA aims to deliver over the period 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2018.

EECA's Annual Report 2013-2014

June 2014

EECA's Annual Report outlines the progress towards capturing the benefits from improved energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy in New Zealand, from July 2013 to June 2014.

EECA's Annual Report 2012-2013

June 2013

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

National policy statement for renewable electricity generation: technical guide

February 2013

The National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation (NPS REG) was developed to support the Government’s target that ‘90 percent of electricity generation be from renewable sources by 2025 (in an average hydrological year) providing this does not affect security of supply’. This document is intended to assist the implementation of the NPS REG by providing an explanation of the technical terms and concepts used in the NPS REG. It is intended for use mainly by local government decision makers, but also the general public.

EECA's Annual Report 2011-2012

June 2012

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

New Zealand Energy Strategy (2011-2021) and New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (2011-2016)

Published by the Ministry of Economic Development

August 2011

The New Zealand Energy Strategy (2011-2021) is the Government’s 10-year plan for the energy sector, aimed at all levels of government. The overall goal is to make the most of our abundant energy potential, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

By law, there must always be a 5-year national energy efficiency and conservation strategy. The current plan, the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS), guides EECA’s work on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy. The plan works in tandem with the government energy strategy, which is advised by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

EECA's Annual Report 2010-2011

June 2011

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

EECA's Annual Report 2009-2010

June 2010

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

EECA's Annual Report 2008-2009

June 2009

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

EECA's Annual Report 2007-2008

June 2008

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

New Zealand electric energy efficiency potential study - volume 1

Prepared by KEMA for the Electricity Commission

September 2007

This study by KEMA looks at the electric energy-efficiency potential for the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors in New Zealand. The study was commissioned by the Electricity Commission of New Zealand to better understand the market for energy-efficiency. The goals of this study were to determine levels of cost-effective energy efficiency available in the New Zealand economy and to assess the ability of Electricity Commission programs to achieve these potentials. The study scope included new and existing residential and non-residential buildings, as well as industrial process saving for the ten-year period 2007- 2016.

EECA's Annual Report 2006-2007

June 2007

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

EECA's Annual Report 2005-2006

June 2006

EECA's Annual Reports are archived on the National Library website.

National Library website

National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

September 2001

In 2001, the first five-year National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy was released. This is New Zealand's first National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, prepared as a requirement of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act. Its purpose is to promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy within the context of a sustainable energy future.