Partners and collaborators
Links with partners within and outside the University guarantee the Energy Centre can further tap into information, knowledge and expertise from all disciplines related to the energy sector.
To be able to work as a "valuable and intellectually powerful contributor" to the energy debate in New Zealand, the Energy Centre is continually expanding its partnerships and cooperation. Within the Business School we are closely aligned with the Department of Economics.
Within the wider University of Auckland, the present main partnerships are (with website links provided):
- Department of Engineering Science
- Electric Power Optimization Centre (EPOC)
- Power Systems Group
- Transportation Research Centre of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Institute of Earth Science and Engineering (IESE)
The Centre also has ongoing discussions with other departments, institutions and centres that are treated as complementary partners to the Energy Centre. These include:
- Ministry of Economic Development (MED)
- Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA)
- Commerce Commission (CC)
- Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE)
- Centre for Advanced Engineering (CAE)
- Many private sector experts
The Energy Centre is funded through the generous donations of individuals and corporations, whose contributions support the Centre and its PhD and post-doctoral students.
Current partners are:
- The Energy Education Trust of New Zealand