Smart Energy Challenge

We're working collaboratively to turn smart energy projects into reality.

Smart Energy Challenge - Your Idea, Your Crowd, Our Support.

Wellington is committed to being a Smart Capital and we know that our community is full of passionate and innovative people. 

The following three Smart Energy teams and their projects completed this challenge:

Latest updates

For the latest updates on the teams, follow them on their Facebook pages (see links above) or the Smart Energy Challenge blog or website

Reducing energy use and advancing clean energy provides a range of
co-benefits including awareness, innovation and collaboration to participants,
the community and the city, it's a win win

Silvia Zuur, 

Board Member of Enspiral Foundation

Background to the project

We've set up this pilot project to turn Smart Energy projects – community-driven projects that aim to reduce energy use and increase clean energy – into reality in Wellington. To do this, we're working collaboratively with these local social enterprise and climate change solutions organisations:

Applications for the 2014 Smart Energy Challenge closed on 2 March. 

All three teams for the 2014 Challenge reached the crowdfunding targets on Pledgeme - the Council matched these contributions dollar for dollar.

You can still check out their videos: Smart Energy Challenge - Pledge Me

News - Crowd-powered Smart Energy Challenge - 04.04.14

More information

Nigel Taptiklis
Senior Policy Advisor

Phone (04) 806 4748
Email nigel.taptiklis@wcc.govt.nz