The Government is exploring measures to ensure electricity is reliable, affordable and resilient during the transition to an expanded and more renewable electricity system.
Renewable electricity is an essential part of the Government’s climate response and the backbone of the energy transition.
The electricity system is going through a period of change and we need to get the settings right. Government is focussed on enabling a sustainable transition to an expanded and more renewable electricity system that empowers New Zealanders to make the switch to clean power. Affordable and reliable electrification will play a critical role in supporting New Zealand’s international climate commitments.
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As set out in the first Emissions Reduction Plan released in 2022, the Government is investigating the need for additional electricity market measures that support affordable, reliable and resilient electricity supply while accelerating the transition to a more renewable electricity system.
In the first Emissions Reduction Plan, the Government committed to ban new fossil-fuel baseload electricity generation to show that it has no future in Aotearoa New Zealand.