Barbara Elliston


Easy Warm

Barbara Elliston is a director of the Smart Energy Council, the NZ & Pacific Solar and Storage Council, founder/director of solar PV start-up Easy Warm with its patented a solar PV hot water system, a director of community owned NZ distribution line company Counties Power, and currently sits as a member of the NZ Electricity Authority’s Security and Reliability Council. Barbara’s background includes corporate governance, strategic development, transmission network development, and start-up product development in photovoltaics. A qualified electrical engineer and 30 veteran of the power industry, previous roles in the power sector include directorships with gentailer Genesis Energy, national grid Transpower, and largest NZ power user Comalco Power. Barbara’s current focus is to bring Easy Warm’s patented hot water system to market, and to work with the electricity and solar/storage sectors towards the seamless integration of solar and storage technologies with grid networks in NZ and the Pacific.