Empowering those who will shape New Zealand's energy future.
The Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2002 by industry and academia to ensure a pipeline of power engineering talent. Our members represent many sectors of the electricity industry, including generation, transmission, distribution, contracting, consulting and manufacturing. See our Members and our current Trustees.
PEET is a Charitable Trust under the NZ Charitable Trusts Act of 1957; it is unregistered for GST and recognised by the IRD as a "Donor" organisation.
Any donations made by organisations to a "Donor" organisation are eligible for a 100% tax rebate.
We inspire and enable tomorrow's power engineering talent by sharing responsibility, knowledge and opportunity across academia and industry.
What we do
PEET activities are supported through a collaborative partnership with the EPECentre, our student interface at the University of Canterbury (UC), delivered as part of the EPECentre's area of operation Education & Outreach and its support to develop careers in the power industry.
Aruhiko - PEET Māori name
Our new name - ARUHIKO – POWER ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE TRUST (PEET) is a special name because of our kaupapa - our task; to ensure a pipeline of power engineering talent. We approached a team of Te Reo Māori experts to help us capture our work and come up with a Māori name that really speaks to the excellence we aspire our industry to be and perpetuate. Taking that thought, we decided that ARUHIKO was a perfect fit for our organisation.
ARU - To pursue, to explore and to pioneer. Not only are we pursuing excellence, but we also trailblaze new paths as we inspire and enable our future power engineering talent. The word 'aru' speaks to the pursuit of excellence as a continual process.
HIKO - To be electrical, to be switched on, to be powered. Hiko also means to stimulate and activate. We know that our organisation is the coming together of many sectors of the electricity industry, and our organisation speaks to the importance of activating these many sectors and stimulate new talent coming through.
ARUHIKO - To pursue and trailblaze electrical pathways. In other words, ARUHIKO means supercharging and powering up our mission; "to inspire and enable tomorrow’s power engineering talent by sharing responsibility, knowledge and opportunity across academia and industry."