Electric Village is officially one year old!

Can you believe it has been 12 whole months since we opened the doors to Electric Village? We sure can’t!

Over the past year, we’ve met some amazing people from our community and helped them to understand solar, EVs, ebikes and home efficiency.

We’ve also hosted dozens of school groups and educational workshops, to help the next generation of energy consumers understand exactly how power works in the region.

One of the brightest highlights of our year has been taking Electric Village beyond our shopfront at 37 Gladstone Road, and engaging with people around the East Coast, at local events such as the A&P show, Wairoa Farming and Technology Expo and at various EV test drive events around the region.

Another EV-related milestone for us was opening the region’s first electric vehicle fast charger, located outside the Village, closely followed by five more chargers around Tairāwhiti. This exciting project was co-funded by EECA, and has successfully opened our region to EV owners around the country, and encouraged many locals to go electric and purchase an EV of their own.

Since day one, Electric Village has been a place to share information. Our mission is to learn what the community thinks about energy and how we can use it to benefit our region – and we’ve only just begun!  The next 12 months are set to be jam-packed with events, workshops, speaker series, educational programmes and opportunities to experience and learn about all things energy.

So watch this space Tairāwhiti, because we're gearing up for an electrifying 2019!

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Electric Village first birthday celebration

Energy Champions Katherine Evett (Left) and Jaclyn Findon (right) celebrate Electric Village's first birthday.