Category Archives: NZ Electricity

Labour Can’t Keep the Lights On — The BFD

I completely agree with the Energy Minister Megan Woods and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in their assessment of the blackouts on Monday as ‘not good enough,’ National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says. “It is a pity Labour is committed to proportioning blame to everyone but themselves. As the Energy Minister, the buck stops…

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Whoops I ran out of electricity — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Cities and towns across the North Island were plunged into darkness on one of the coldest nights of the year, after nationwide demand for electricity reached an all-time high.Power generation failed to meet demand across New Zealand on Monday evening. Tens of thousands of households were affected by mass power cuts as a…

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Rutherford says blackouts no surprise — Kiwiblog

Hamish Rutherford writes: Monday night’s rolling blackouts were far from the first sign that New Zealand’s electricity system is struggling to cope, but it does take the issue to a whole new level.With the Government squarely blaming the problems on commercial decisions of the electricity generators, the sector faces increasing risk of a shake-up.“If we are…

via Rutherford says blackouts no surprise — Kiwiblog

Electricity Prices up up up — Kiwiblog

This graph shows the average monthly wholesale electricity price for the last five years. In 2016 and 2017 the average whole sale price was around 5c per KWh (the retail price is around 25c). Since mid 2020 it has not been under 10c but even worse has been over 25c for the last three months.…

via Electricity Prices up up up — Kiwiblog