Nelson Discussion Group

The New Zealand Branch Nelson Discussion Group would like to invite you to a talk from Malcolm Taylor.

Malcolm Taylor will present a brief history of the NZ electricity industry from the early construction of local privately operated power stations; the post-war intervention of government to provide the development of nationally coordinated electricity infrastructure; the subsequent split up and privatization of the generation and distribution industries; the introduction of the Electricity Market; the current push for more renewable generation and the factors which will affect the future of the industry.

About our speaker:
Malcolm Taylor has been involved in the electricity industry since graduating from Otago University in 1972. He has worked at Whakamaru, Ohakuri, Tokaanu and Rangipo power stations before becoming a North Island System Controller. In 1992 when Transpower decided to move the control centre from Whakamaru to Hamilton Malcolm left the state system to work for a small company providing micro hydro plant for three years. More recently he joined Contact Energy at Clyde where he works as a Dispatch Trader maximizing the efficiency and profitability of Contact’s energy sources. Malcolm is also a PhD student at Waikato University.


Date: Friday 5th October 2018
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Richmond Library
Constance Barnicoat Room
280 Queen Street
Cost: Free for all to attend. Includes drinks and finger food.
Registrations: Please RSVP your interest to attend to Carol Foote by emailing

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