About Us

Many of New Zealand’s significant economic, environmental and social challenges are directly related to energy. These include business productivity; energy security; household needs and energy poverty; the opportunities from energy technologies; energy efficiency; demand-side management; future transport systems; and an increasing global expectation of greenhouse gas reductions.  This complex web of inter-related challenges requires a strong research base to allow energy users and policy makers to make well informed long-term decisions, and to help households and industry to have access to a world leading energy system and energy technologies.

It is in this space, representing NZ energy research providers that NERI operates.  NERI’s purpose is to: encourage high quality energy research focused on NZ's medium-term needs, helping that to be well co-ordinated and linked with potential users, and to encourage the uptake of that research, whether commercially, by communities, or policy makers.