The National New Energy Development Centre will be an institution of national importance, playing an integral role in New Zealand’s science and innovation system by lifting innovation in new energy and supporting New Zealand to transition to a low-emissions economy.

Ambitious goals have been set for a low-emissions future. Incremental change will not be enough – achieving the
nation’s goals will depend on significantly increasing the pace of innovation, and leveraging national and international developments in technology. 

This is a pivotal time for the Taranaki region and the New Zealand economy. 

Taranaki has a natural opportunity to be at the forefront of this transition, driving change though business  innovation and industry collaboration. The government is aware of its role in assisting Taranaki with this transition.

More will be added here on the Centre's establishment and development as it progresses. To find out more information, please email the NNEDC Establishment team here.



Establishment Team in Place for NNEDC

The National New Energy Development Centre Establishment team will be a full complement of four by early December with the appointment of Cressida Gates-Thompson, Senior Communications Advisor, Dion Cowley, Project Manager and Caroline Gunn, Project & Research Co-Ordinator. They will join General Manager – Establishment for the NNEDC, Pam Walklin.

Partnership To Help Global Transition

A partnership between the New Energy Coalition and National New Energy Development Centre, announced by Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has the potential to share leading international thinking to help New Zealand reach its low-carbon emissions energy aspirations.


New Energy Development Centre funding announcement welcomed

Taranaki’s business and civic leadership have welcomed the Government’s commitment to funding and support to enable the establishment of the National New Energy Development Centre, stating that it is a significant step in New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy while leveraging the expertise that exists in Taranaki.