Renewable Energy


Pioneer has supplied renewable power to New Zealand business and communities for more than 80 years and in the last 10 years has diversified its energy services capabilities to supply both heat and power markets.


Our commitment to renewable energy started with hydroelectric power generation in the early 1900s and we still rely on this resource today.  For decades Pioneer has used its experience in building, owning, operating and maintaining its hydro assets and associated water resources to optimise its use. Pioneer Energy has partnerships in and/or owns hydro operations in the North and South Island.


Pioneer recognises the great potential for wind energy with the growing demand for environmentally friendly electricity with enhanced local benefits.   Pioneer partners to local communities to connect wind generation to their local networks – this makes for a great community outcome with enhanced local benefits.

Landfill Gas  

As we increasingly turn to alternative forms of energy, one exciting source is landfill gas. There is a real demand for greener energy and with evolving technology and increasing extraction efficiencies; we can extend the lives of our facilities to tap into a valuable source of clean energy while greatly reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

Wood Chip Fuel  

Pioneer Energy is a premium supplier of high quality wood chip fuel guaranteeing supply security from our large log stocks and our access to selective raw wood streams.  Pioneer owns and operates multiple wood fuel hubs and chipping plant making wood chip an ideal choice for eco-conscious businesses and organisations wanting an alternative to fossil fuels. Find Out More