Conference 2009

AWATEA held its third annual conference on Tuesday 19 May 2009 in the Icon Room at Te Papa in Wellington.  Over 85 members and non-members attended the meeting to hear 15 speakers discussing marine energy.

Hon. Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Energy and Resources, opened the conference and gave the new Government’s views on marine energy. He announced the 2nd award from the Marine Energy Development Fund (MEDF) – $760K to Power Projects Limited for its joint project with Industrial Research Limited – the Wave Energy Technology – New Zealand (WET-NZ) programme.

The Minister also announced that the 3rd Round of MEDF funding will open on 31 July 2009 and close on 23 November 2009.

The conference was sponsored by the following organizations:

Foundation sponsors:
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Meridian Energy Limited
Power Projects Limited
Silver sponsor:
UK Trade and Investment
Social sponsor:
Garrad Hassan Pacific Limited
Lunch sponsor:
Transpower New Zealand Limited

AWATEA would like to acknowledge the support of these sponsors and the contributions of the speakers at the conference.


Below you will find a copy of the conference programme, and the speakers’ presentations.

These presentations are made available for the use of paid registrants of the 2009 conference. Please do not distribute the username and password without the prior permission of AWATEA.

Copies of the 2009 conference packs are still available for purchase. The packs contain all the material that was handed out at the conference.

Copies can be purchased as followed:

Conference Packs
Members $100.00 $12.50 $112.50
Non-members $125.00 $15.63 $140.63

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There are also a few complete 2007 and 2008 conference packs still available for purchase at the same price. Purchase of the conference pack also gives you access to the password protected presentations.