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Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

New Zealand’s pioneering research centre for electric power and clean energy applications

Te Hiranga Pūhanga Hiko | EPECentre, a joint initiative between the electricity industry and the University of Canterbury, was established in 2002 as an entrepreneurial endeavour. It brings together industry, researchers, academia and students to foster innovation. The EPECentre has two distinct areas of operation: Research & Innovation and Education & Outreach.


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About EPECentre

Defining the future of electricity and clean technologies through innovation and collaboration.

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Research & Innovation

More information about our electric power and clean technologies research group.

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Empowering those who will shape New Zealand's energy future.

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Education & Outreach

Discover our Education & Outreach programme.

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Current UC & EPECentre programmes and other scholarships.

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To learn more about us contact the EPECentre staff