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) 2019. It was released on 12 March 2020. The next Energy Quarterly will be released on 18 June 2020.

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Main highlights for this quarter

  • Renewable sources accounted for 85.4 per cent of electricity generation this quarter which was almost a 1 per cent higher than the same quarter a year earlier.
  • An increase in hydro generation (up 3.1 per cent) and wind generation (up 31.3 per cent) helped the renewable share lift to hit the highest level for the quarter since 2016 and the second highest share in the last 20 years
  • A decline in the amount of electricity generated from coal also helped lift the renewable share with coal declining from the highs of a year earlier to fall by almost 30 per cent
  • Nationally, the demand for electricity rose by 0.2 per cent on the previous December quarter with higher agricultural and commercial sector demand driving the increase despite a decline in industrial demand
  • There was a small rise in petrol retail price on the September 2019 quarter. The increase in importer cost (up by 5 per cent) was partially offset by the decrease in the importer margin.

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Last updated: 26 May 2020