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 Newsletter Power Talk
EPECentre Power Talk Newsletter

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

Mainpower Scholarship

Recognising academic excellence
in the North Canterbury and Kaikoura region
Seeking 2nd Pro year and 3rd Pro year Electric Power Engineering Students

MainPower New Zealand Limited established this scholarship in 2003, in recognition of academic achievement by undergraduate students pursuing courses in Electric Power Engineering.
The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a $5,000 grant towards their university fees for a second professional or third professional year. The scholarship is paid in three equal instalments.
The scholarship shall be offered each year and is tenable for a period of one year. Applications close with the University of Canterbury each year on 31 March.

The website address is: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ScholarshipSearch. or click on the Mainpower Scholarship heading above for further details.


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