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An initial view of hydrogen supply & demand in NZ – MBIE model outcomes

Jan 1, 2020

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An initial view of hydrogen supply & demand in NZ – MBIE model outcomes

Hear Andreas Heuser and Mark Pickup sharing some of the key outputs of MBIE’s economic modelling on green hydrogen production in New Zealand

About this Event

Part of New Zealand’s hydrogen strategy development is a roadmap that will explore the issues that need to be resolved for hydrogen’s use in the wider economy, and what steps need to be undertaken to resolve these and when. The first stage in the development of the hydrogen roadmap is an initial view of hydrogen supply and demand in New Zealand.

Castalia recently completed economic modelling for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on the supply, demand and resource implications of green hydrogen production in New Zealand, compared to other countries.

This seminar is a great opportunity to share with you some of the key insights of this work. The following will be covert:

  • The role of hydrogen in New Zealand – the Government’s vision (Mark Pickup, Principle Advisor, MBIE)
  • The modelling outputs, as well as some early conclusions on the hydrogen market in New Zealand (Andreas Heuser, Manager, Castalia)

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. A light lunch and the opportunity to network will be provided after the session.


Andreas Heuser is a consultant with Castalia providing economic and strategic advice in energy, infrastructure, natural resources and agri-business. In addition to the hydrogen modelling project being presented on, he managed Castalia’s commercial advisory mandate to Ports of Auckland for its co-located hydrogen electrolysis and dispensing project. He also led Castalia’s economic advice to 8 Rivers’ Project Pouakai on its proposed Taranaki zero emissions hydrogen project. He frequently works with development agencies on renewable energy initiatives and institutional reform in the Pacific and South East Asia. Andreas is the President of the Law and Economics Association of New Zealand.

Mark Pickup is an energy policy official in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, where he has worked since 2006. Mark is leading the development of hydrogen policy for the New Zealand government and is involved in a number of energy policy areas. Mark is New Zealand’s primary delegate to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Governing Board. He was part of the IEA team for the IEA Review of Japan’s Energy Policy in 2020, Australia’s Energy Policy in 2017 and was the energy expert on the 2014 OECD panel for the Environmental Review of Iceland.


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