New Zealand Energy Quarterly – September 2019

The New Zealand Energy Quarterly provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand and pricing across various commodities. This edition was released on 12 December 2019.

September quarter

Energy Quarterly: 2019 Q3 report [PDF, 544 KB]
ISSN 1178-2714 (online)

The main highlights for this quarter are:

  • Overall electricity generation was at its highest level since 2011
  • Renewable sources accounted for 80.8 per cent of electricity generation this quarter, a decrease from 84.8 percent from the same quarter last year
  • Nationally, hydro generation compared to the same quarter a year ago fell by 6.7 per cent, but it was down by almost 19 per cent in the North Island
  • Wind generation reached a record high for any September quarter, while coal-fired generation was more than double that recorded a year earlier and gas-fired generation rose by 13 per cent
  • Electricity consumption was up by 2 per cent on September 2018 as demand rose across all sectors
  • Fuel prices fell, with petrol falling 4 per cent and diesel 7 per cent

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Last updated: 12 March 2020