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Welcome to the Electricity Industry – Online Plus

For juniors through to executive level newcomers to the electricity industry.

This informative introductory course is for people at all levels who are relatively new to the electricity industry and would benefit from a better understanding of the industry as a whole, industry jargon, and where their roles fit. We will take you on a tour across the electricity value chain, starting with the consumer and working through how the industry meets this demand.


What does this course cover?

  • Consumption and its drivers.
  • Security, reliability and system operation.
  • Wholesale and retail markets.
  • Transmission and distribution.
  • The influence politics has on the electricity industry.
  • How it all fits together and why it is so complex.


Course Overview

wb_icon_clock 120 minutes of high quality online video

Participants watch 11 high quality videos from our online resource centre, each approximately 10-15 minutes in length.

wb_icon_date Three 2-hour online training and Q&A sessions for your people with Steve and David 

With everyone up to speed on the basics, these highly interactive sessions have Steve and David take you for a tour through the market, and give you the opportunity to ask your burning questions

wb_icon_month 12 months access to the Online Resource Centre

Plus, all attendees are automatically registered for the Whiteboard Alumni to get regular newsletters and invites to exclusive networking events.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a base level of industry knowledge.
  • Become sufficiently conversant in the industry to engage in discussions and decision making.
  • Understand where your particular field fits into the electricity value chain.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to apply to the real world problems that threaten electricity markets.
  • Develop your understanding of the wider electricity industry and how it all fits together.
  • Understand the importance of the technical-economic-political nexus.


You will come away from this course with a broad grasp of the connections between the different parts of the sector, and will be conversant with peers across your organisation.

Find out more by emailing Steve at  This course is also available as an online-only course – find out more here.

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Welcome to the Electricity Industry - Online Plus

Our ideal industry overview course but presented interactively online with a group of your peers.


$5,000 for up to 6 people, and $500 per person above that

"Overall an excellent course. It was rewarding to listen to Dave and Steve’s insights into the NZ electricity industry. The background reading, case studies and demos, lectures and group discussions resulted in a broad understanding of the history and current and future issues facing the New Zealand electricity industry. Well recommended."