NZ on path to electrification but there are bumps in the road

NZ on path to electrification but there are bumps in the road
The rising costs of building new generation such as windfarms is one of the hurdles to electrification. (Image: DepositPhotos)
Ian Llewellyn
New Zealand is on track to build sufficient electricity generation to meet a 2050 net zero emissions target, says Transpower.However, there are still problems to overcome including managing peak demand and the rising cost of building new generation.The national grid operator said the pipeline of new generation continues to grow. It also notes that while overall electricity demand has continued to fall, there are signs that the push to electrification will start to increase demand in a few years.Future scenariosTranspower has updated its 2020 Wh...

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