The Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum

The Downstream team is delighted to announce the date and venue for Downstream 2021


Watch out for full programme information soon, rest assured the event will bring you the critical information you need to fulfill your role in the energy system, covering:

  • The ‘new’ government and their priorities for energy 
  • Structural changes such as transmission pricing and the Electricity Price Review 
  • Lake Onslow (NZ Battery), Tiwai and industrial demand for new renewable generation 
  • Energy security, affordability, gas supply, dry year reserve and decarbonisation 
  • Regulatory reform and customer outcomes 
  • Investment concerns and sector governance 
  • Distributed energy and grid edge innovation


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...

A big thank you to all the sponsors, supporters, speakers and delegates who worked with us to make Downstream 2020 a success.

It was a packed two days of valuable discussions on topics including the future outlook for energy supply and security, immediate challenges including the planned closure of Tiwai Point, and the scale-up of programmes to reduce energy hardship.

For those...