NIWA GM Energy, Murray Poulter, with Doug Watson and Roger Keedwell of Fonterra. (Photo: Alan Blacklock, NIWA)
The New Zealand EnergyScape project will create a data framework which relates key parameters (e.g., cost, risk, greenhouse gas emissions) across the entire New Zealand energy network. Users will then have a tool to forecast the impacts of given policy measures, such as comparing the effects of an energy future dominated by carbon sequestration and biofuels, with a future dominated heavily by renewable electricity and electric cars.
EnergyScape is well underway.