Orion joins global “Decarbonisation Challenge”

9 September 2022 at 11:22 am

Ara Ake, the future energy centre of Aotearoa, alongside US-based partner Elemental Excelerator, has launched its “Decarbonisation Challenge” for proposals to help electricity distribution businesses (EDBs) drive the energy transition.

The goal is to find innovative solutions to the challenges EDBs such as Orion face as New Zealand transitions to a decarbonised future.

The Challenge offers up to US$250,000 in ‘non-dilutive’ funding for successful applicants.

With the drive to decarbonise industrial heat, increasing interest in distributed energy resources (DER) such as small and medium scale solar installations, and the untapped potential of future flexibility services, EDBs are seeking optimisation of network investment and to de-risk network asset management.

The participating EDBs include Aurora Energy, Counties Energy, Orion, Powerco, The Lines Company, Unison, Waipa Networks, and Wellington Electricity.

To find out more, visit: www.araake.co.nz

To apply, visit: The Ara Ake New Zealand Decarbonisation Challenge