About NERI

The National Energy Research Institute is a Charitable Trust incorporated in New Zealand.


Our primary purpose is to enhance New Zealand's sustainability and to benefit the New Zealand community by stimulating, promoting, co-ordinating and supporting high-quality energy research and education within New Zealand.


The current priorities are:

A medium-term priority is to help local energy research groups strengthen their international links.


The Institute is governed by its Trustees and is supported by a part-time CEO.

It has established three classes of membership: sustaining members, ordinary members and association members.  In addition it has a number of supporters that contribute in various ways.

Together the members and supporters form a stakeholder group to provide advice, guidance and feedback to the Trustees.