Energy Survey

October 2021

Dear members

We have exciting progress in the energy sector but we need your help!
At this year’s AGM, there was a discussion around the use of gas in roasters as a finite resource. Lumen, a survey company working for the crown entity, Energy Efficiency and Conservations Authority (EECA) has approached us as they want to understand the use of energy in our industry.

EECA is researching energy use in the whole Food and Beverage sector in New Zealand. They aim to understand product manufacturing and how to transition towards a lower emissions future. Taking a particular interest in the coffee industry, they want to look at all aspects of production and distribution.

Why are they requesting your energy data?

Your data will enable EECA to develop and identify energy savings and decarbonization pathways for your business operations and similar businesses in the sector.

You will be able to access the published results of this exercise for your own energy analytics and gain a useful sector-wide view of energy usage. There are energy grants that your company may be able to take advantage of, eg EV fleets or Solar panels for your roastery in the future.

What data are they seeking?

– Detailed energy data about your site(s) and your organization.
– Annual energy consumption data for 2019 and 2020 calendar years.
– Energy balances split by fuel type, end-use type, and technology.

How long will this survey take?

Around 20-30 min, and you’ll need ALL your energy use information handy. This survey is critical to the future of our industry. We thank you in advance for your help and valuable insights.
To further understand our unique energy uses, Lumen would like to conduct roastery visits in the future. If you have any further questions, we can connect you with Lumen directly.