Masters and Honours dissertations

Listed below are dissertations on the topic of energy completed by past students for years 2006 to present, including title and the name of the supervisor involved.


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Wairarapa Young 100% renewable electricity - Samoa's pursuit of complete fossil fuel independence in electricity generation Bart van Campen
Rob Omeara Market for mobile solar-hybrid PV systems Bart van Campen
Caity Buther Benefits of a Smart grid   Steve Poletti


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Andrew Twort An empirical examination of consumer switching in retail electricity markets: A New Zealand perspective Erwann Sbai
Kade Sorensen Estimating hedge contract quantities for generation firms operating in the New Zealand electricity market Erwann Sbai
Jati Permana Kurniawan Geothermal regulation and joint operation contracts in Indonesia Bart van Campen
Andres Akamine Reducing the risk of geothermal energy investment in Peru Bart van Campen
O'Dane Daley Wind farm optimization and economics in Jamaica Bart van Campen
Roby Hermawan Optimization of electricity network in South Sulawesi for long-term scenario using linear programming Golbon Zakeri
Ben Barton   Yesterday’s bread – a culinary resource not worth selling   Steve Poletti


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Fudong Gao Empirical estimation of firms market power Erwann Sbai
Charles Lilly Time series study of public transport demand in Auckland Erwann Sbai
Myoung Kim Econometric study of the NZ government bonds selling mechanism Erwann Sbai
Victor Fuentes Geothermal electricity generation in Chile: An analysis from the experience of New Zealand Bart van Campen
Todd Douglas Business models for more rapid domestic solar photovoltaic deployment in New Zealand Bart van Campen
Guan Tay Investigation into the grid integration issues of wind energy in the Pacific Island countries Bart van Campen
Roy Ngunts Daggy Potential for regulatory reform and increased competition in the electricity sector in Papua New Guinea Bart van Campen
Gareth Webster The competitive effect of transmission capacity in the 2025 New Zealand electricity market Steve Poletti
Alina Smirnova Economics of feed-in-tariffs for renewable electricity generation in New Zealand Steve Poletti


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Qiu Nan Liang Estimating electricity consumption in New Zealand Basil Sharp
Gareth Webster Oil and gas development - Analysis of government royalty regimes Basil Sharp
Sandeep Parekh Resilience of New Zealand's energy infrastructure Basil Sharp
Fudong Gao How electricity demand responses to spot price Erwann Sbai
Jingjing Ji How to empirically estimate firms’ Market Power Erwann Sbai
Anna Lau The impact of swapping assets on electricity prices and share prices in New Zealand market Steve Poletti
Samantha Goodhue Demand-side participation analysis of a large consumer in the New Zealand electricity market Golbon Zakeri
Damien Sunny On electricity dispatch for Papua New Guinea Golbon Zakeri
Michael Leon A financial transmission rights simulator for the NZEM Golbon Zakeri/Tony Downward


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Huu Tam Nguyen The impact of wind power on electricity nodal prices in NZ Basil Sharp
Eun Jin Cho Alternative methods for forecasting short-term demand in electricity market Erwann Sbai
Vladamir Kuzmanoski Can solar power increase the value of wind generation? Steve Poletti
Yewen Jiang Modelling electricity prices with hydro inflows and lake levels Steve Poletti
Yan Lau   Intermittent wind generation and electric cars in the NZ electricity market Steve Poletti
Ju Liu Modelling the impact of climate change on the NZ electricity market Steve Poletti
Himanshu Rawat Modelling electricity prices with large amounts of solar generation Steve Poletti (co-supervisor)


Student name Title Supervisor(s)
Huang Qi The direct use of natural gas in New Zealand for small users Bart van Campen
Oliver Browne Optimal emissions of GHG under stochastic catastrophic risk Basil Sharp
Tie Deng Pump storage, batteries and the NZ electricity market Steve Poletti
John Polkinghorne Modelling transport energy demand Steve Poletti
Bob Tieg Pump storage in the New Zealand electricity market Steve Poletti
Oliver Brown The Economics of Climate Change Tipping Points Steve Poletti