Data Monitoring and Research
One of our goals is for Ōtaki to become known as a place where businesses and researchers can go to research energy use, technologies and community processes around the goal of becoming a ‘virtual off-grid’ town. From time to time, reports on aspects of energy use, energy generation etc will be developed by the various participants in the process and wherever possible these will be made available on the web-site.
Research funding is not available through Energise Ōtaki at this stage but assistance with mobilising the community to participate in a research project is. For example, if you wish to research your new technology using a range of households, or test your ideas at the street level, or find someone who will work with you to pilot some technology – we will help you set that up and work with the community contacts to make it happen. We also work closely with the Clean Technology Centre and the Ōtaki Clean Technology Park and can assist businesses working from there.
If we know of any organisation with potential for funding support we will help you make the connections.
We are currently trying to get publicly accessible data from all of our renewable energy generation projects.
Current and Completed Projects
- Energise Ōtaki will soon have publicly available data feeding from sustainable energy generation sites in Ōtaki. This would be available on our website, and as public information seen when in, or going through, Ōtaki.Learn more
- Sometimes Energise Ōtaki takes on Interns which in the past have done investigations into energy use for local businesses, education development and surveying energy needs.Learn more
- This report is our baseline for Ōtaki's energy efficiency from 2013. It shows Ōtaki is only 37% efficient showing a huge potential for improving energy efficiency.Learn more
Energise Ōtaki produces and gathers reports about energy use in Ōtaki and about Energise Ōtaki as an organsiation. Find them below: