About Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

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New Zealand’s Centre of Excellence for electric power engineering.

The EPECentre is New Zealand’s Centre of Excellence for electric power engineering, established in 2002 as a joint initiative between the electricity industry and the University of Canterbury. It acts as a link between the electricity industry and academia, and has three core areas of operation:

It currently has over 30 industry partners through the Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET) and ongoing research projects, as well as a network of over 700 industry and research contacts, both local and international. The EPECentre employs high calibre researchers, engineers and support staff in management, technical and educational roles to achieve its objectives.

The EPECentre is funded by the New Zealand electricity industry via PEET, research funders (government and industry), and consultancy work.

Vision

The EPECentre has a vision to carry out electric power research of national significance that is internationally recognized, and to see a sustainable stream of high calibre electric power engineering (EPE) graduates moving from university to industry and research each year.