Power Systems Field Trips

About the trips

We organise day trips to Canterbury-based Aruhiko - PEET Member sites and the annual 4-day Field trip.

The annual North and South Island Field Trips take around 30 students each year - usually occurring in the UC mid-semester 1 break (April) - to see the inner workings of NZ hydropower stations, wind farms, geothermal and co-generation plants, as well as some key consumers.

EPECentre Power Systems Field Trips are continually rated by students as the best at UC, giving insight and bringing to life learning in true context. Seats on the trips are limited and in high demand. 

South Island: This four-day trip departs for Southern Power Stations from Bluff to the Waitaki Valley.

North Island: This four-day trip visits Northern Power Stations and Energy providers. The trip starts in Wellington where we visit wind farms and the northern terminal of the inter-island HVDC link, as well as geothermal stations, and finishes at Huntly to examine a thermal power station.

2024 North Island 4-day field trip

The next North Island Field trip will take place in April 2024 (dates to be confirmed). Expressions of interest will open in due course, please check this page later in 2023.


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