Webinar2110: The future energy needs of Southland and Canterbury thermal heat users

27 October 2021
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We all know the status quo approach to process heating cannot continue.  The question is, what does this future state look like?  How much biomass is going to be needed and where?  How much thermal load will transition to electricity and how does improved efficiency fit in?

This presentation outlines the findings of the South Island Thermal Fuel Transition work that EECA, Transpower and the South Island electricity distribution businesses have jointly funded.  This project, led by Deta, has involved engaging with all larger process heat users in the South Island to understand their timeframe, motivation and approach to decarbonisation. 

The webinar will specifically focus on the future energy needs of Southland and Canterbury, two of the largest areas of thermal fuel consumption.  DETA will identify the opportunity for the biomass industry to grow to meet this demand and will identify the key barriers that must be addressed to ensure this transition can occur in a cost effective, timely way.

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About the presenter

Jonathan Pooch is the founder and Managing Director of DETA Consulting.  
DETA supports industrial and commercial clients through-out Australasia to develop and deliver sustainability strategy to ensure improvement goals are realised. 


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