Centre for Smart Energy Systems

Our vision is Ahuora: sustainable net-zero-carbon industry, enabled through smart energy systems integration and powered by adaptive digital twin technology

Achieving net-zero-carbon in industry

The industrial process heat sector contributes 28% of New Zealand's energy-emissions (MBIE, 2019), but represents arguably the most complex and challenging of the energy sectors to decarbonise by 2050.

Our team focuses on developing effective solutions through the smart integration of physical and digital energy technologies in the most synergistic way.

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Project Ahuora

This project aims to develop a novel energy-technology platform based on adaptive digital twin technology and underpinned by the next-generation of energy systems science.

The project team draws on world-leading researchers from Waikato, Auckland and Massey Universities in collaboration with several overseas universities.

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World-class energy research and training for industry

Our research endeavors to harness the full potential of energy using a holistic whole-of-problem approach in areas such as:

  • Advanced process integration and optimisation
  • Digital twin technology and Industry 4.0
  • Clean bioenergy production and industrial symbiosis
  • Integrated and novel thermodynamic cycles
  • Macro-energy sector planning and integration

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