We support innovators to commercialise their energy solutions by offering a range of services and providing a pathway to success.

Services we offer

Project support

We support late-stage energy technologies through project management, field demonstration facilities and capability development.

Connecting support

Our mandate is to connect energy innovators with the knowledge, expertise and resources to demonstrate and commercialise change-making energy solutions.

Co-location at Ara Ake HQ

We welcome energy innovators to co-locate at our premises in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

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Multiple Trading Relationships

The multiple trading relationships concept is a form of innovation that aims to provide a customer with the option to contract with more than one supplier to receive or supply a subset of electricity services (including consumption, generation, demand response and other third-party provider services) at an ICP.


The goal of the FlexForum (the Group) is to create ‘A set of actions to integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system and markets to maximise the benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand’.

Community Energy Projects How-to Guide

We're developing a guide to provide community energy projects with technical, commercial and supply chain information.

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Read about work we've done with New Zealand energy innovators.

Azura Wave Energy

Ara Ake has supported Azura Wave Energy with converting their existing business case into an attractive and credible investment opportunity.


Ara Ake has supported Emrod to locate a site for their first outdoor demonstration, and showcase their innovative technology in Taranaki.

MTR Pilot on Hawke's Bay farm

Ara Ake is facilitating a Multiple Trading Relationships (MTR) pilot that aims to introduce more competition in the energy sector...