Govt policy driving peak power shortage: Meridian

Govt policy driving peak power shortage: Meridian
Meridian says govt policy has been chilling new electricity generation development. (Image: Meridian)
Ian Llewellyn
Government policy is likely to be a key driver behind potential electricity peak-demand shortfalls this winter, Meridian Energy says.The electricity sector is currently working on a range of possible solutions to ensure there is enough generation at the right time when the coldest months of the year arrive.The Electricity Authority (EA) is currently considering submissions on the proposals it put out late last year.Most submissions are aimed at solutions, but some do look briefly at what is to blame for the problem.Meridian said there are some...

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