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

  • Live Data Monitoring

    Live Data Monitoring

    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.
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  • Interns for Research and Investigations

    Interns for Research and Investigations

    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.
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  • Greenchip report on Ōtaki

    Greenchip report on Ōtaki

    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.
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Energise Ōtaki produces and gathers reports about energy use in Ōtaki and about Energise Ōtaki as an organsiation. Find them below:

  • Greenchip report on Ōtaki October 14, 2013Greenchip report on Ōtaki
    Overall, Ōtaki is only 37% efficient. This shows a huge potential for improving energy efficiency. The report also examines emerging technology paths.
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  • 2020 Year in Review2020 Year in Review
    Read all about what we achieved in 2020 and get a glimpse into what projects we are focussing on in 2021. Thanks for being involved or interested in Energise Ōtaki this year!
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  • Otaki Energy use: report 2018Otaki Energy use: report 2018
    Baseline Data In 2012 Kāpiti Coast District Council commissioned a study on energy use in Ōtaki, along with a snapshot of available and emerging technology paths from technology experts Greenchip.  The report found that Greater Ōtaki uses approximately 161 gigawatt-hours per year – as much energy as running 6,000 bar heaters non-stop: only one quarter of this ...
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