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 September quarter (Q3) 2022. It was released on 8 December 2022. The next Energy Quarterly will be released on 9 March 2023.

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Main highlights for this quarter

  • The renewable share of electricity generation for the quarter was 89.6 per cent. This was the highest renewable share for a September quarter since 1980
  • Hydro generation was 10.7 per cent higher than in the September 2021 quarter, and generation from wind and geothermal was up 7.1 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively
  • Generation from wind is the highest on record as the wind farm at Turitea North is now fully online
  • 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 64% and 24.7% respectively compared to the September 2021 quarter
  • Coal imports were down 69.2 per cent on the September quarter 2021, returning a sustainable level similar to three years ago
  • In September 2022, New Zealand imported sustainable aviation fuel, the first time New Zealand has done so.
  • Following the COVID-19 international travel restrictions ending on 31 July 2022, Jet Fuel used for international travel increased by 74 per cent on the same quarter last year, but it is still 56 per cent below the level seen in September quarter 2019

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Last updated: 08 September 2022