At the upcoming NZSA/ORSNZ conference in Palmerston North there will be a short session on electricity and renewables. This session is on Thursday 29 November, and includes talks by Adjunct Prof. Grant Read and Prof. Andy Philpott. You must register to attend conference here (the one-day rate is $150, including lunch and morning/afternoon tea).
In the afternoon of the same day is an agriculture-themed Analytics Forum event. Additional details of this event can be found here.