Otago Branch: Electric land use options

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  • 22 Nov 2023
  • 3:00 pm
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  • Cromwell Sports Centre 7 Barry Avenue Cromwell
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Hear from Mike Casey and Matt Taylor about the journey and opportunities within farm businesses to look at solar generation and opportunities to utilise electric technology.


3:00pmNZIPIM Opening and introductions
3.05pmRoom discussion, market insights
3:30pmPresentation from Mike Casey
4:00pmPresentation from Matt Taylor
4:40pmClose and refreshments / networking


Mike Casey, CEO, Rewiring Aotearoa

Mike is a former tech founder who entered into the primary industry in NZ only a few years ago, to try and bring better technology to the New Zealand farming community. He believes that his cherry orchard, Forest Lodge, is the world's first 100% electric farm, a cherry orchard in Central Otago that he has shown 1000s of farmers in the last 12 months. The savings on energy when you electrify all the machines on farm and generate your own power from your shed roof is actually quite staggering, this has lead Mike to become the CEO of Rewiring Aotearoa, a charity organisation which is all about electrifying New Zealand as fast as possible so that we can drive economic productivity and growth as well as lowering emissions.

Matt Taylor, Director and Owner, OPR LTD -

Matt is the sole Director and owner of OPR LTD, after completing his apprenticeship with Oceana Gold Matt has worked for large corperate organisations such as Fonterra, Fisher & Paykel and in Europe before starting OPR in 2010. Recently Matt has been involved with a number of large solar conversions within the Otago region.


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