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Electricity generation mix affected by gas constraints

A constrained gas supply during the first quarter of 2019 led to a rise in coal-fired electricity generation, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly covers the period January-March 2019 and provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand, prices and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

“Renewable sources made up almost 80 per cent of electricity generation, which was down from 81 per cent on the same quarter a year ago,” says Daniel Griffiths, MBIE Manager of Markets, Evidence and Insights.

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