Create New Account Purchaser Login
Search Tenders
Advanced Search
You are not logged in.

Request for Information Energy Sharing Trials


RFx ID : 25036259
Tender Name : Request for Information Energy Sharing Trials
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 2 November 2021 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 28 January 2022 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 26000000 - Power Generation and Distribution Machinery and Accessories
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Kevin Creado
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Kāinga Ora seeks information from potential partners to understand how we can share the benefits of decentralised energy resources between homes on multiple sites across New Zealand.
Energy sharing solutions are needed if Kāinga Ora is to implement solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems more widely on its homes in the future.
The problem Kāinga Ora is seeking to address is that:
 Kāinga Ora is unable to effectively share the benefit of the excess electricity from its rooftop solar PV systems between its customers.
The key drivers of the energy sharing problem are:
 Some Kāinga Ora properties are not suitable for solar energy systems, meaning solar systems will not be installed on these properties and these customers will buy all their electricity at market retail rates, whilst others benefit from sustainable energy solutions;
 Some Kāinga Ora properties are suitable for generating far more solar energy than is required within that individual property;
 Solar PV systems maximised for the roof space will produce excess energy during the day which is exported to the grid at a low feed-in tariff.
Success to Kāinga Ora would look like a mechanism to either:
 Share the excess energy between customers;
 Share the value of excess energy between customers; or
 Capture the value of the excess energy and share that between customers.
We are interested in information on solutions that maximise the benefit of the electricity generated by Kāinga Ora owned solar PV systems. This includes closing the value gap between the feed-in tariff and the retail price that will be paid by a neighbour to purchase the electricity.
Energy Sharing – Request for Information
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities 4
We welcome information at a conceptual level, with a view that proposed solutions to our problem statement may be further refined at a later stage. Proposals may be suited to the Ara Ake “Multiple Traders at an ICP” trials.1
We welcome collaborative responses between parties that may leverage new and or existing technologies in unique ways.

Please use reference KOHC-995977 to download tender documentation pack free of charge at All technical questions may please be addressed to Tenderlink Support 0800 698-363 or