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About Our Projects

In New Zealand and around the world, systems of energy production and consumption are changing.  New techologies, changing consumer needs and expectations, new forms of data management, new business models, and new approaches to efficiency and productivity are coming together to drive significant change in energy systems.  The increasing imperative for a low-carbon future will also increasingly shape our energy future.

These changes will affect households, businesses, transport, electricity networks, and the types of energy we use, and open up new opportunities for innovation.

At the Centre for Sustainability we carry out interdisciplinary research on these energy transitions, bringing together teams of people with expertise in technologies, economics, business, policy, social research, system dynamics and other fields.  We see energy as much more than a technical matter – we’re interested in energy behaviour, business opportunities, mobility, energy systems, and how to help stimulate change for a low-carbon energy future.

This site profiles the Energy Cultures, GREEN Grid and Lighting Vanuatu research programmes.

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1sep4:00 pm- 5:00 pmOERC Seminar “Enhanced evaporator gearing for increased energy efficiency in domestic drying appliances”4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 563 Castle Street, DunedinSeminar Room, Centre for SustainabilityEvent Organized By: Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC)
6oct4:00 pm- 5:00 pm“Community Power? Exploring the process for change through the clean Energy for Eternity campaign in NSW, Australia”4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 563 Castle Street, DunedinSeminar Room, Centre for Sustainability,Event Organized By: Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC)

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Research Collaborators

Synergia Waikato UniversityEPE Centre

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Ministry of Business Innovations & Employment

Co-Funders

Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority Ministry of TransportMercury Energy
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