Miss Anna L Berka


Anna's work explores the business case for civic energy in New Zealand. She is co-founder of a UK-based consultancy in community energy (Scene Connect) and recently completed a Marie Curie funded PhD fellowship programme. Her work has largely focussed on the assessment of the risks, costs and local impacts of community energy projects, as well as comparative energy governance for distributed generation and community energy.

Other topics around energy and innovation have included effective policy frameworks for sustainable bioenergy (through ‘Careers for Sustainability Excellence’), and technology failure and delivery models for renewable energy in rural areas of the developing world (through Urja Samadhan).  


Areas of expertise

Community energy, business innovation, energy policy, renewable energy

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Berka, A. L., & Creamer, E. (2018). Taking stock of the local impacts of community owned renewable energy: A review and research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82 (Part 3), 3400-3419. 10.1016/j.rser.2017.10.050
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42303
  • Berka, A. L. (2018). Community renewable energy in the UK: A short history. In L. Holstenkamp, J. Radtke (Eds.) Handbuch Energiewende und Partizipation [Handbook of energy transition and participation] (pp. 1013-1036). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 10.1007/978-3-658-09416-4
  • Berka, A. L., Harnmeijer, J., Roberts, D., Phimister, E., & Msika, J. (2017). A comparative analysis of the costs of onshore wind energy: Is there a case for community-specific policy support?. Energy Policy, 106, 394-403. 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.070
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34213

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 641
New Zealand

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