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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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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Energy pilot launches to empower local communities

A collaboration between Ara Ake, Orion and the Community Energy Network is piloting a programme to support Christchurch and Selwyn communities develop a range of community energy projects.

Projects Flexviz and FlexTalk to increase accessibility and visibility of flexible energy resources

Ara Ake and software development company Cortexo recently launched Project Flexviz, an initiative to enhance the visibility and accessibility of energy flexibility across Aotearoa New Zealand

Continuing the momentum: energy hardship conference returns

Following the success of its inaugural event in 2023, the Reducing Energy Hardship Conference is set to return on 20-21 May 2024.

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.