New Zealand’s Powerco to test wireless power transmission technology

SMART ENERGY INTERNATIONAL | Start-up company Emrod claims to have developed the world’s first long-range, high-power, wireless power transmission technology.  Powerco, New Zealand’s second-largest electricity distribution company, Powerco, will be testing the technology as an alternative to transmission via copper lines.


The Emrod technology works by utilising electromagnetic waves to safely and efficiently transmit energy wirelessly over vast distances. The prototype received some government funding and was designed and built in Auckland in cooperation with Callaghan Innovation.


According to a company statement, New Zealand’s second-largest electricity distribution company, Powerco, will be the first to test the wireless power transmission technology.


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