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Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

Research Group Summary

The Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) is New Zealand's Centre of Research Excellence for electric power engineering. It works closely with the Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET), whose membership is representative of the various sectors of the industry, including generation, transmission, distribution, contracting, consulting and manufacturing. Its core areas of operation are education, research and industry interaction.

The EPECentre is focused on bringing fresh minds and perspectives to New Zealand power engineering through student-industry interaction and enabling awareness of and planning for future industry challenges.

EPECentre's mission is a research centre of excellence in electric power engineering that meets industry's research needs and fulfils the PEET's purpose to promote and support the education of power engineers and the study of power engineering as a field of excellence in New Zealand.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Richard Aitken: Consulting Sector Rep, EPECentre Board; Trustee, Power Engineering Excellence Trust
  • Peter Berry: Director; Power Engineering Excellence Trust
  • Graham Hodge: R&D; Associate
  • Gavan Jackson: Contracting Sector Rep, EPECentre Board; Trustee, Power Engineering Excellence Trust
  • Hamish Laird: R&D; Associate
  • Sean McCready: Executive Advisor to the Board; EPECentre
  • Grant Read: Adjunct Professor; University of Canterbury
  • Tas Scott: Distribution Sector Rep, EPECentre Board; Trustee, Power Engineering Excellence Trust
  • Richard Johnston Strahan: Engineer; EPECentre

Subject Area: Disciplines

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