Outreach and Educational Videos
This video from Meridian shows how electricity is generated at a hydro power station.
This video from Transpower looks inside a transformer to illustrate its key components and shows how these work together to induct and transform electricity.
This video from Mercury shows how heat from the depths of the earth is used to generate electricity.
This video from Mercury shows how battery storage could work in New Zealand’s wholesale electricity market.
Electrical Engineer Kelsey Keenan shows us what an electric power generator looks like and gives us a tour of hydro power stations that use electromagnets to generate electricity.
Associate Professor Martin Allen uses a vacuum tube and a bar magnet to show how moving charged particles can be deflected by a magnetic field.
Associate Professor Martin Allen and PhD student Yanosh Irani explain the difference between conductors and insulators, move objects without touching them, and breakdown air.
Associate Professor Martin Allen and PhD student Yanosh Irani explain how to connect capacitors in series and parallel, and show how capacitors can be used to make lightning.
Associate Professor Martin Allen and PhD student Yanosh Irani use liquid nitrogen to leviate a magnet above a superconductor and use electromagnetic induction to melt a fork!
Mitton ElectroNet's Rebecca and Jenny decided to enter the Futureintech Video competition and took a GoPro on their site visits. The two minute video was created for school children and highlights what engineers do. They had so much fun filming and editing, and received a special mention from Futureintech for portraying the 'fun side of engineering'.
This presentation (October 2015) introduces solar PV technology, examines the worldwide solar PV market, and solar PV in New Zealand. The second part covers the experience of installing solar PV on schools in Tonga, as part of an international aid programme.
Electric vehicles could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provided the electricity required to power them is from renewable generation. The presentation (May 2015) provides an overview of the impact of EV and highlights the future need for skills and training in New Zealand.