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Electricity Price Review analysis of retail billing data

Published: 15 Oct 2018

This paper is a companion to the review’s first report. It contains an analysis of 50 million individual power bills provided by New Zealand’s nine largest retailers. It explores average bills; differences across socio-economic groups; savings available to customers from switching to cheaper offers; pre-pay compared to standard (post-pay) supply terms; and the effect of low fixed charge regulations.

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PDF, 710KB, 30 pages

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Energy

Wood processing factsheet

Published: 1 Oct 2018

This factsheet is part of a series on process heat and greenhouse gas emissions. In the wood processing sector, process heat is the heat used to produce hot water, steam or hot oil to make wood-based products. It is typically generated onsite using boilers, furnaces, or thermal oil heaters.

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PDF, 1.1MB, 3 pages

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Energy

Energy in New Zealand 18

Published: 1 Oct 2018

This report provides information about New Zealand’s oil and gas industry, the contribution it makes to our economy, and its potential to lift our living standards. It provides detailed modelling and analysis that show how the economy might benefit if another petroleum basin was developed in a similar way to the Taranaki basin.

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Analysis

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PDF, 2.2MB, 60 pages

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Energy

Electricity Price Review: First report - technical paper

Published: 7 Sept 2018

This paper is a companion to the review’s first report. It includes a technical discussion on: Pricing analysis comparing wholesale electricity prices against the cost of building new power stations; the financial performance of generators and retailers, and whether they have been making excessive profits; analysis of allocation of distribution costs between businesses and residential consumers; and technological advances in the sector, including case studies on hydrogen fuel cells, large scale batteries, electric vehicle recharging technology, and technology for managing electricity network costs.

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PDF, 473KB, 20 pages

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Energy