Smart Energy Challenge Launches

4 February 2015

The Smart Energy programme officially launches at the Sustainability Trust tonight!

Last year’s Smart Energy Challenge participants Miranda Voke and Oliver ter Ellen from Aro Solar.

Last year's Smart Energy Challenge participants Miranda Voke and Oliver ter Ellen from Aro Solar.

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The Smart Energy Challenge , now in its second year, is a partnership between Wellington City Council (WCC) and Enspiral to develop and fund a variety of community-driven projects that make better use of energy. Successful applicants take their projects from idea to real-life through a series of workshops, community events, mentoring and networking opportunities taking place in March.

Potential participants, members of the public and press are invited the join WCC and Enspiral for the launch of the Smart Energy Challenge 2015. The launch event, held at Wellington’s Sustainability Trust, will officially kick off the Challenge along with the supporters of the challenge. These are youth-based climate change group Generation Zero, crowd funding platform PledgeMe, and financial advisory firm DeloitteEECA the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and the New Energy Research Institute NERI , Microsoft and local Wellington electricity company Flick electric.

People interested in attending are asked to RSVP.

“It’s great to see partner organisations from different parts of our community come together to address climate change. Only by fostering those connections are we able to have an impact,” says Wellington City Councillor David Lee.