In 2014/15 Energise Ōtaki developed a project in partnership with the XŌtaki College Foundation Trust (the College old students association) to install a 20kWp solar array at Ōtaki. The system would be owned by the XŌtaki Trust, would provide power direct to the College, and the revenue would be used to fund student scholarships. Stage […]
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 […]
Talking about Ōtaki’s place in the worldwide Energy Revolution
Free Public Meeting: 7pm — Tuesday 27 October
Business Breakfast: 7:30am — Wednesday 28 October — Ōtaki RSA
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 trading as Coastal Energy has been established in 2014 as a mechanism to achieve direct investment in renewable energy production projects in Otaki and its surrounds. Several projects have been completed, among others an installation at Te Kura-ā-Iwi O Whakatupuranga Rua Mano in Tasman Road.
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.
Energy Solutions Group is a company which is developing energy efficient, adaptable, modular housing designs with an additional focus on on-site clean energy generation, and water and wastewater systems.
Meetings in 2018 are held on the last Thursday of every month at 3.00pm at the Dr. Gertrude Atmore Supper Room, Main Street, Ōtaki Thursday 25 October, 2018 Thursday 29 November, 2018
Entyre NZ Ltd is currently establishing a factory in Otaki to process used tyres via a devulcanisation process into new rubber products. The company has supported a number of clean technology and energy projects in the town.
We are experienced suppliers and installers of solar electric systems and a variety of heating systems. We pride ourselves on making our systems work together with the rest of your building to make your home or business work smarter.”
Astara Technologies provides bespoke design, build and consultancy services working with a wide range of Renewable Energy technologies including photovoltaic power generation, solar thermal, hot water heat pump, waste to energy technology, electric vehicle and electric propulsion systems.
Sunrayker is a start-up company developing a concentrated photovoltaic and thermal (CVPT) solar energy system by integrating concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) into one hybrid energy system to generate electricity and heat from sunlight.
Transition Town Otaki is a charitable trust seeking to undertake initiatives that help the local community be more resilient and sustainable. Initiatives that, for instance, reduce our carbon footprint, enable lower energy usage, or promote local food production. http://transitiontown.otaki.org.nz/
The college is a very active participant in Energise Otaki and is currently the focus of a number of major projects during 2014. http://www.otakicollege.school.nz/
The Otaki Mail, the local newspaper, takes a strong interest in reporting on the development of the Energise Otaki concept and the establishment of clean technology businesses in Otaki. http://www.otakimail.co.nz
A major economic development area within the town with an owner who subscribes fully to a vision of developing a clean technology hub at Otaki for the Kapiti Coast and for the Wellington region. The Park provides active support for the overall concept and key projects. http://www.ctcpark/co.nz/
The clean technology business incubation centre located in Otaki. It supports the Energise Otaki process in a number of ways. http://www.cleantechnz.co.nz
The Otaki Community Board, chaired by James Cootes, was an early developer and supporter of the Energise Otaki concept and and an active participant in the process. http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Your-Council/Elected-Members/Community-Board-Members/Otaki-Community-Board-Members/
Early developer of Energise Otaki concept, active participant in Energise Otaki processes, and highly innovative in its delivery of energy, climate change management programmes, support funding and its energy initiatives for Council assets and services. http://www.kcdc.govt.nz
My Web Workshop designed, built and hosts this website. It also does the posters, and other graphic design work for Energise Otaki.
WWF- New Zealand has awarded $6,700 for the energy conservation science programme at Otaki College. The programme will proceed alongside the photovoltaic installation project.
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 Clean Tech Tower in the Clean Technology Park, completed in 2013 has the full range of environmentally sustainable technologies.
Key organisations who provide active support for the Energise Otaki initiative.
A project is underway to identify the best ways to measure progress and the best way to source necessary information.
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.
Making sure the New Zealand Transport Agency actually delivers on its promise of a Waikanae/ Otaki cycleway along the route of the proposed Expressway is the issue of the moment.
Promoting the government's rental housing insulation subsidy and a free curtain bank is the focus of a local community group.
Attractive, affordable, modular, transportable, energy efficient housing design produced locally in Otaki is the vision of the Energy Solutions Group.
The Otaki Energy Co-operative Ltd has now been established. Work is underway to finalise products, services and projects.
A Level 1 energy audit was carried out by Otaki College in July 2013.
What if there was a clean technology commuter rail solution linking Palmerston North, Otaki and Waikanae? Early stage thinking around a new solution is underway.
Otaki has one bus route. There is a view in the community that it is not well designed and that this has the effect of discouraging use. A 2014 project is to identify the best route and to have that change introduced by the Greater Wellington Regional Council this year. Interested people from the community […]
Otaki is a proposed urban growth area. And yet it is the only town on the regional rail system without rail commuter services. This must change.
Attached is a summary of current (as of May 2014) projects and initiatives. More information can be found under focus areas and projects.
Project Solar is an umbrella project being developed by the College in partnership with Energise Otaki and clean technology businesses.
This project is concerned with what the local electricity network might look like in the long-term if there was significant on-site generation and export within the town.
A number of cutting edge clean technology businesses are actively participating in the Energise Otaki project. Local Otaki businesses are also involved.
The Energise Otaki Steering Group is a loose coalition of interested individuals and organisations who have come together to advance the Energise Otaki concept. Key organisations participating are: Kapiti Coast District Council, Otaki College, clean technology businesses and Otaki Community Board. The steering group meets on a six weekly cycle at the Clean Technology […]
Energise Ōtaki is collecting names of architects, draughtsmen, builders etc who will work in a sustainable way. Email us to put your name in the list.
Overall, Ōtaki is only 37% efficient. This shows a huge potential for improving energy efficiency. The report also examines emerging technology paths.
The Kapiti Coast District Council has a LED street light replacement programme. Miro St, Otaki, has recently had new LED lights installed.
Otaki College and Blended Fuel Solutions have developed an Alternative Fuel Programme as part of the Year 12 Chemistry Accredited curriculum.
The Otaki College diesel vans and its lawnmower are now running on cleaner blended fuel. The local bus company also joined the blended fuel trial.
In 2011 the Council and Electra installed a 2.0 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic system on the Ōtaki Library and Memorial Hall as a demonstration project.
A fbattery-electric powered rubbish collection truck can now be found operating on Otaki's streets.
What are businesses and households doing now to reduce their energy costs and use? A project is underway to find out.
As part of a wider Kapiti Coast District Council initiative, older Council mowers used in Otaki are now running on a cleaner, more efficient emulsion mix of diesel and water.