Does NZ produce enough electricity?
As of 2019, 82% of energy for electricity generation is from renewable sources, making New Zealand one of the lowest carbon dioxide emitting countries in terms of electricity generation.
Electricity sector in New Zealand.
|Distribution losses (2020)||6.9 percent|
|Consumption by sector (% of total)|
Where does NZ get power from?
The Current State of Energy in New Zealand
Our supply of energy comes from a range of sources including Oil, Coal, Natural Gas, Wood, Solar, Waste Heat, Geothermal, Hydro, and Wind. Non-renewable sources (coal, oil, and gas) make up one quarter of New Zealand’s electricity supply.
Can we generate our own electricity?
Options for generating your own electricity include: photovoltaic (PV) systems. wind turbines. micro-hydro systems.