Our research

The Centre's research programme is focused on three broad areas: energy markets, resource and environment markets, and transport economics. The Centre has important cross-disciplinary linkages with the School of Engineering, Engineering Science and the Transport Research Centre.

Investigation of intermittent energy sources, especially wind, but also improved demand response, solar and wave power.

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Research on substitute technologies and modes of transport that will reduce our dependence on oil.

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We investigate whether our dependence on oil will continue, and how substitute technologies can be adopted.

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This project aims to keep abreast of the implementation of New Zealand’s ETS and international developments.

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The Energy Centre’s simulation model of the New Zealand electricity market, which is designed to forecast short-run electricity prices.

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Findings from recent research carried out by Energy Center staff and associates in short, accessible summaries.

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This project is the result of collaborative research involving the Energy Centre, Auckland Council and the Centre for eResearch.

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