Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)

New Zealand's Centre of Excellence for Power Engineering. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research Papers

Solar panels for Tonga project

Hear about our EPECentre Scholar Vladimir's experience with his final year project for Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, installing solar panels on schools in Tonga.

Research Project

View the video on how the EPECentre investigated the use of electricity to sterilize logs for export. This was funded by STIMBR And Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). More information will be available soon.

See what is happening in our High Voltage Laboratory, see what possibilities this could open up for you

EPECentre News and Events


EPECentre Careers Convention 28 July 2015

EPECentre is holding a Careers Convention for students to meet and interact with engineering professionals, senior managers and executives from our electricity industry.

When: 5:00pm, Tuesday the 28th of July, 2015
Where: C Block Foyer and C1 lecture theatre at University of Canterbury


EPECentre Newsletter: Power Talk June 2015

EPECentre Power Talk Newsletter




EPECentre Power Talk newsletter : Keeping you up-to-date with exciting new developments.


EPECentre Educational Posters

EPECentre Educational Posters are now available online, visit the scholarships page to see more.


EPECentre Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing date 15 August 2015

The EPECentre Undergraduate Scholarship is worth $15,000. Take a look at the scholarship page for more information. The application form will be available in June.


The EPECentre has moved










The EPECentre is now located on the Ground Floor, ICT building. Please see the map below for directions and exact location. Building works are currently taking place in our former location as part of the Canterbury Engineering The Future project. We anticipate returning to the Electrical and Computer Engineering building in 2016.


Current PEET Members

Current PEET members

EPECentre Contact details
Phone +64 3 364 3057 OR info@epecentre.ac.nz