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Increasing energy efficiency and the use of clean renewables is key to meeting the world’s energy needs and carbon reduction targets. New Zealand and international standards have always played a vital role in the energy sector, from encouraging the reduction of energy consumption and supporting interoperability of efficient systems technologies and products to providing tools, and platforms for good practice and health and safety within the sector.

As the energy sector continues to evolve Standards New Zealand is here to help you to develop solutions for better outcomes for New Zealand.

Who benefits from standards?

Industry – Standards can help organisations, large or small, save energy and costs while ensuring compliance with safe practices and environmental sustainability. Manufacturers whose products and practices are certified to standards gain a competitive advantage.

Regulators – Regulators often rely on standards for globally aligned solutions that are continually being reviewed and improved. Standards prescribe a solid baseline and benchmark for national and international energy targets and to support government initiatives and regulation.

Consumers – Standards help make government initiatives and regulation more effective and help improve the safety and efficiency of electrical appliances and energy sources. They also help consumers reduce their energy consumption and costs, while contributing to global energy efficiency goals.

Discover more about our work in the sector:

EECA’s suite of PAS help you make smart choices

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have committed to a further programme of work through a strategic partnership agreement with Standards New Zealand. The coming 12 months will see investment in a range of New Zealand and trans-Tasman standards development and revisions and international standards adoptions. Drawing on global expertise EECA has committed to participation and observer status on international committees for solar energy, climate measurement and data, light and lighting and thermal performance amongst others. 

Sponsored standards

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has sponsored a series of publicly available specifications (PAS) for free download. Whether you’re looking to integrate EV charging in your home or workplace, looking to update your old oil boiler or heat pump, or wanting smart technology to ease your energy bill – the PAS can help guide the way. Check ‘Get standards’ and ‘Sponsored standards’ on our website.

Keep updated on the energy sector

  • Follow specific standards through ‘Keep-me-up-to-date’ or tick the ‘Energy, electricity and gas’ box under your free account notifications.
  • Use the ‘Energy, electricity and gas’ tags for related articles under News and Updates

Represent the sector

You could have a role to play in shaping the future of standards you and your peers use. If you have skills, experience or a unique perspective in your industry you could contribute on a standards development committee – whether for New Zealand, joint Australian/New Zealand or international ISO or IEC standards. Complete an expression of interest here:

Join a standards development committee

Sector Brochure

Want to commission a standard, get involved in a committee or learn more about the value of standards to the sector? Download our summary brochure for discussion with your business leaders.

Energy sector brochure [PDF, 380 KB]