In April 2022 Envirostrat were appointed by the West Coast Energy Action group to develop Te Tai Poutini West Coast renewable energy strategy.
Renewable energy solutions was identified as a priority project in Te Whanaketanga Te Tai Pounti West Coast 2050 Strategy, with the action to “develop and implement a Te Tai Poutini Energy Rautaki to unlock opportunities in renewable energy investment and job creation on the Coast”.
Over the past six months interviews were held with 38 stakeholders to develop a shared vision and focused on aspiration and opportunity, primary and secondary market and economic research activity was also undertaken.
Eddie Christian from Envirostrat said “Local engagement and understanding of the community’s aspirations and expectations were essential in developing this strategy.”
The Energy Action group will be meeting in early December to confirm the next steps.