Renewable electricity generation rises as gas supply constrained

Despite a constrained gas supply and an increase in coal-fired generation, renewable sources made up almost 85 per cent of electricity generation in the final quarter of 2018, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly covers the period October-December 2018 and provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand, prices and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

“For the December 2018 quarter renewable sources accounted for 84.5 per cent of electricity generation, up from 81.9 per cent on the same quarter a year ago,” says Daniel Griffiths, MBIE Manager of Markets, Evidence and Insights.

Read the New Zealand Energy Quarterly: December 2018 quarter