Hydro generation falls further

Hydro generation falls further
The coal and gas electricity generator at Huntly is running near full capacity.
Ian Llewellyn
Hydroelectricity generation recently reached its lowest level in several years as generators continued to preserve water and turn to coal and gas, Transpower said yesterday.The national grid operator said in its weekly report to May 9, “hydro made up only 46% of the generation mix, down from 50% last week; the lowest proportion seen for a number of years”.This was due to thermal generators working near full capacity along with a strong contribution from wind farms.“With Huntly Unit 5 back from its April outage, thermal generat...

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