EA makes decision on winter electricity shortfalls

EA makes decision on winter electricity shortfalls
The Electricity Authority rejects the idea of paying to keep Huntly warm just in case. (Image: Genesis)
Ian Llewellyn
The Electricity Authority has decided on the options it will pursue to deal with a potential generation shortfall during peak demand this winter, rejecting the idea put forward by the major players.Transpower as the system operator and the Electricity Authority as regulator have been warning that this winter could include times when there is not enough electricity being generated quickly enough in the right places to meet peak demand periods.One of the main concerns is that on a cold night, the wind could suddenly drop and there would not be en...

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