Turning innovative energy ideas into reality

Our focus is to advance New Zealand’s future energy sector by accelerating the demonstration, commercialisation and deployment of critical innovations and emerging technologies into the market. This work integrates with national and international investment into the energy sector in New Zealand.

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2024 Offshore Renewable Energy Forum

This forum follows on from the successful 2020 Offshore Wind Forum, 2021 Offshore Future Energy Forum, and 2023 Offshore Renewable Energy Forum.

The forum will be held across two days at the TSB Hub in Hāwera on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March 2024.


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Monthly Taranaki Energy Update

2023 offered us some excellent opportunities to hear from energy innovators and companies, with 2024 promising to deliver more of the same.

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Innovative pilot shows Virtual Power Plants can play an important role in managing winter peaks

A collaborative pilot unlocking the potential of residential solar batteries contributing to the national grid during winter peak demand has concluded, marking a technical success with valuable insights gained.

Offshore Renewable Energy Forum returns to propel Aotearoa’s low-emission future

This March, Ara Ake and Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki will host the 2024 Offshore Renewable Energy Forum.

Ara Ake Board appointments announced

At the 2023 Annual Meeting in October, the Ara Ake Shareholders re-elected Elena Trout, and elected two new Directors, Paul Goodeve and Ken Sutherland.

Ara Ake chosen to administer new $20 million Distributed Flexibility Innovation Fund

Ara Ake, Aotearoa New Zealand's Future Energy Centre, will help run and administer the government’s new Distributed Flexibility Innovation Fund to support the electricity system to manage demand.