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Recorded webcast: Helping customers with the decarbonisation journey

Watch this recorded webcast. Dr Kavi Singh (PowerNet) and Dorian Devers (Contact Energy) combine forces to deliver 'Supporting our Customers to Decarbonise Industrial Process Heat' and 'Contact26 Leading the decarbonisation of NZ'

Dr Kavi Singh, Dorian Devers
5:00pm — 6:00pm, 30 September 2022
Price members
$30.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$50.00 incl GST

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Dr Kavi Singh presents on how PowerNet are supporting customers to decarbonise industrial process heat;  Objective: to better understand customer’s thinking and plans for decarbonisation.

  • PowerNet’s journey: how we engaged our customers
  • Overview of results
  • Key learnings and improvements needed to remove barriers to transition
  • Implications of the Climate Emergency Response Fund (Budget 2022)

Contact Energy’s CFO, Dorian Devers presents Contact26 leading the decarbonisation of New Zealand. He provides an overview of the electricity industry and Contact Energy’s strategy to leverage its renewable electricity development pipeline to Lead the decarbonisation of New Zealand. Finishing with an energy executive’s thoughts on important related governance topics. 


Dr Kavi Singh

Kavi joined PowerNet in 2018 as the General Manager New Energy Development & Strategy. He provides strategic leadership on opportunities from decarbonisation, new energy technologies and evolving customer expectations that will influence future business model and operations.

Prior to PowerNet, Kavi was based in UK and held executive roles in global energy sector companies with accountability for delivering products and services that optimise operations and investments of electricity generation, network and trading businesses in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. In earlier career, he worked in NZ for Mercury and Vector in management and operational roles.

Kavi is an accomplished and entrepreneurial executive, with a customer-centric approach and extensive experience in leading businesses and delivering growth. He has an engineering degree, a PhD in operations management and optimisation, and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. 

Dorian Devers

Dorian joined Contact in December 2018 as Contact’s Chief Financial Officer.  Dorian is experienced in business transformations having led successful turnarounds of businesses in both the UK and South Africa.  He has successfully delivered a number of acquisitions including ones in the Australian and New Zealand energy sector.  He has governance experience having served on the Board of Afrox a publicly listed company and the largest industrial gases business in Africa, as well as being a previous Board member of Liquigas a New Zealand LPG infrastructure business.

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Otago Southland Branch Manager

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