Rod Oram talked to a full house at the Otaki College on 27th October, and to about 100 people the next morning at the business breakfast at the Otaki RSA. Rod has made his talks available as a pdf. Community event pdf 12.2mb | pdf 7mb Business presentation pdf 5.4 mb Links that Rod mentions can be followed from this […]
Energise Otaki received an award for the Project Category of the inaugural WWF (NZ) Conservation Innovation Awards in late 2014. We are very grateful for this recognition of the Energise Otaki vision and will be using the funding made available for a range of exciting projects in 2015.
The Otaki Energy Co-operative Ltd has recently been established as a mechanism to achieve direct investment in renewable energy production projects in Otaki and its surrounds. Project investigation and planning is underway.
Stage 1 of the Otaki College solar energy system has been installed. The 10.4 KW system is the first part of a planned 20KW system currently planned for the College. When completed it will be the second largest school solar energy system in New Zealand.
Energise Otaki is focused on practical projects and actions that can be undertaken by groups, businesses, families and individuals. Useful information that may be of assistance to taking action is listed below.
The Sustainable Home and Garden Show, usually held in March each year is fun and informative.
With support from Council, groups of neighbours spend nine months competing to reduce their environmental footprint. That includes focusing on energy use.
A free service providing advice on making your house or business more energy efficient is provided by the Kapiti Coast District Council.
If you have a project in mind there may be grants or other funding that you can apply for. Look here for some possible funding sources.
A number of cutting edge clean technology businesses are actively participating in the Energise Otaki project. Local Otaki businesses are also involved.