EECA and Sustainable Energy Research

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EECA and Sustainable Energy Research. Plans and Opportunities Dr Sea Rotmann, OERC Symposium 2008. How do we fit into the wider energy research landscape in NZ?. Wider strategic context. Developing a NZ Sustainable Energy Research Strategy (under SEOG) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • EECA and Sustainable Energy ResearchPlans and Opportunities

    Dr Sea Rotmann, OERC Symposium 2008

  • How do we fit into the wider energy research landscape in NZ?

  • Wider strategic contextDeveloping a NZ Sustainable Energy Research Strategy (under SEOG)Collaborating on a Demand Side Research Strategy (for FRST, with NERI)Supporting NZES/NZEECS/NZTSIncluding multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary, whole energy systems approachSupporting FRST and MoRST (operational and policy)Support NERI and partnersCapability buildingInternational linkages

  • EECA internal researchProgramme-specific, operational research short-term, largely applied, technical or policy research, some monitoring and data gathering (usually consultants, 1-3 months)Longer-term, strategic, collaborative research (cross government or FRST funded research, 1-5 years)

  • Two main strategic streamsEnd-use Service Benefits Research ProgrammeObjective to understand more fully the direct and indirect benefits to end users and the economy from energy efficiency interventions.

    End-user understandingObjective to understand more fully the underlying value drivers that influence end user behaviour and barriers to uptake of sustainable energy

  • Examples of EECA research projectsEnergy Domain PlanHEEP/BEEP/End-use database/Potentials modelEnergy cultures (with Uni Otago, Mercury)Energy innovation and innovation governance (Lincoln, Otago)Multimodal elasticities for demand response in residential sector (Canterbury)Create acceptance/Change Behaviour (EU)

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