Eric Pyle has been chosen as the new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association.
Pyle is the former Director of Environmental and Social Development at the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology, where he had responsibility for their energy-related activities including the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. He has also held senior positions at Forest and Bird, WWF, Ministry for the Environment and DoC.
"New Zealand is highly regarded overseas for its high percentage of renewable energy and the performance of our wind farms,” says Eric Pyle. “We have an industry that already harnesses our fantastic wind resource. It’s a strong base to build from and I look forward to working with the wind energy industry, the broader electricity sector, government and communities to help develop wind generation in New Zealand.”
NZWEA co-Chair Deion Campbell comments; “The Board are delighted to have obtained the services of Eric. His breadth of experience in energy, government, the environment, industry and community engagement will prove invaluable as New Zealand’s wind energy sector grows towards generating 20% of New Zealand’s electricity by 2030.”
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