New Zealand Energy Quarterly

The New Zealand Energy Quarterly provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand, prices and associated greenhouse gas emissions. This page has the current edition.

Current Energy Quarterly publication

The current edition of Energy Quarterly is for the December quarter (Q4) 2022. It was released on 9 March 2023. The next Energy Quarterly will be released on 8 June 2023.

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Main highlights for this quarter

  • The renewable share of electricity generation for the quarter was 94.%. This was the highest quarterly renewable share since 1980.
  • Hydro generation was 38.9% higher than in the December 2021 quarter, and generation from wind was up 1.1%.
  • The increase from renewable sources led to a decreased reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation. Electricity generated from coal and natural gas dropped by 16.5% and 47.6% respectively compared to the December 2021 quarter.
  • Coal imports were down 90.8% on the December quarter 2021, becoming the lowest since 2013.

Access the data

Explore the New Zealand Energy Dashboard(external link)

The dashboard brings together a range of energy related datasets produced by MBIE and others into one easy-to-use tool which gives users easy access to energy related data for New Zealand. We are constantly improving this dashboard based on users' feedback. Details of how to give feedback are included within the tool.

For more detailed data, see the relevant page:

Last updated: 09 March 2023