The Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum


In 2021 the topics covered were:

  • Dry year reserves
  • Lake Onslow
  • Gas supply and demand
  • Energy market design
  • Distributed Energy Resources 
  • Emissions and decarbonisation
  • Energy infrastructure and the RMA
  • Governance of energy asset owners
  • The role of energy in supporting NZ's industrial capability
  • Pricing and transmission


Conferenz and Energy News were delighted to host Downstream this year at Lower Hutt Events Centre on the 29th and 30th March 2021. 

With input from the 2021 advisory panel, an exciting and topical programme has been developed that covers the big issues such as new energy policies from the recently elected Government, energy security, market structure, decarbonisation, affordability, electrification, distributed energy and grid edge innovation.

Next year, Downstream will celebrate its 10th anniversary and...

Thank you to everyone who engaged with our online platform vFAIRS to experience Downstream 2020 online.

The winners of the leaderboard competition were:

  1. Apple Watch - Series 5 | Erin - Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust
  2. Six bottles of Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir | Sandra - Gas Industry Company
  3. Six bottles of Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir (in lieu of rugby...